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written by Patrick B. Kohl , H. Vincent Kuo, and Todd G. Ruskell
The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) has taught its first-semester introductory physics course using a hybrid lecture/Studio Physics format for several years. Over the past year we have converted the second semester of our calculus- based introductory physics course (Physics II) to a Studio Physics format, starting from a traditional lecture-based format. In this paper, we document the early stages of this conversion in order to better understand which features succeed and which do not, and in order to develop a model for switching to Studio that keeps the time and resource investment manageable. We describe the recent history of the Physics II course and of Studio at Mines, discuss the PER-based improvements that we are implementing, and characterize our progress via several metrics, including pre/post Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism (CSEM) scores, Colorado Learning About Science Survey scores (CLASS), solicited student comments, failure rates, and exam scores.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 135-138
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3021236
Keywords:
Context-Rich Problems, Curricular Reform Process, Curriculum Development, Hybrid-Studio Format, PERC 2008, educational aids, educational computing, educational courses, learning (artificial intelligence), research and development management, scientific information systems
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P. Kohl, V. Kuo, and T. Ruskell, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7997&DocID=707).
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P. Kohl, V. Kuo, and T. Ruskell, Documenting the Conversion from Traditional to Studio Physics Formats at the Colorado School of Mines: Process and Early Results, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7997&DocID=707>.
APA Format
Kohl, P., Kuo, V., & Ruskell, T. (2008, July 23-24). Documenting the Conversion from Traditional to Studio Physics Formats at the Colorado School of Mines: Process and Early Results. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7997&DocID=707
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Kohl, P, V. Kuo, and T. Ruskell. "Documenting the Conversion from Traditional to Studio Physics Formats at the Colorado School of Mines: Process and Early Results." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7997&DocID=707 (accessed 24 October 2014).
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Kohl, Patrick B., Vince Kuo, and Todd Ruskell. "Documenting the Conversion from Traditional to Studio Physics Formats at the Colorado School of Mines: Process and Early Results." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 135-138 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7997&DocID=707>.
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