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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
written by Noah D. Finkelstein and Steven J. Pollock
We report a detailed study of the implementation of Tutorials in Introductory Physics at a large-scale research institution. Based on two successive semesters of evaluation, we observe students' improved conceptual mastery (force and motion concept evaluation median normalized gain 0.77, N=336 ), albeit with some student discontent. We replicate the results of original studies of tutorial effectiveness and document how and why these results occur. Additionally, using the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey we measure the support of students' expert like beliefs about learning physics in our environment. We examine this implementation from a viewpoint that emphasizes varying contextual levels of this implementation, from students' engagement in individual tasks, to the situations in which these tasks are embedded, to the broader classroom, departmental, and educational structures. We document both obvious and subtle features that help ensure the successful implementation of these reforms.
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Education - Applied Research
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© 2005 American Physical Society
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.1.010101
NSF Number:
0410744
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey, Conceptual Understanding, Tutorials in Introductory Physics
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Metadata instance created February 7, 2007 by Lyle Barbato
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July 13, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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N. Finkelstein and S. Pollock, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 1 (1), (2005), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.1.010101).
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N. Finkelstein and S. Pollock, Replicating and understanding successful innovations: Implementing tutorials in introductory physics, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 1 (1), (2005), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.1.010101>.
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Finkelstein, N., & Pollock, S. (2005, September 8). Replicating and understanding successful innovations: Implementing tutorials in introductory physics. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 1(1). Retrieved September 19, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.1.010101
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Finkelstein, Noah, and Steven Pollock. "Replicating and understanding successful innovations: Implementing tutorials in introductory physics." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 1, no. 1, (September 8, 2005), http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.1.010101 (accessed 19 September 2014).
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Finkelstein, Noah, and Steven Pollock. "Replicating and understanding successful innovations: Implementing tutorials in introductory physics." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 1.1 (2005). 19 Sep. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.1.010101>.
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