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American Journal of Physics
written by Charles R. Henderson, Andrea Beach, and Michael Famiano
Physics Education Research (PER) has made significant progress in developing effective instructional strategies, but disseminating the background knowledge and strategies to other faculty has proven difficult. Co-teaching is a promising and cost-effective alternative to traditional professional development which may be applicable in particular situations. We discuss the theoretical background of co-teaching and describe our initial experience with it. A new instructor (Famiano) co-taught an introductory calculus-based physics course with an instructor experienced in PER-based reforms (Henderson). The pair taught within the course structure typically used by Henderson and met regularly to discuss instructional decisions. An outsider (Beach) conducted separate interviews with each instructor and observed several class sessions. Classroom observations show an immediate use of PER-based instructional practices by the new instructor. Interviews show a significant shift in the new instructor's beliefs about teaching and intentions of future use of PER-based instructional approaches.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 77, Issue 3, Pages 274-283
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calculus, physics education, teacher training
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Metadata instance created February 28, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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C. Henderson, A. Beach, and M. Famiano, Am. J. Phys. 77 (3), 274 (2009), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3033744).
C. Henderson, A. Beach, and M. Famiano, Promoting instructional change via co-teaching, Am. J. Phys. 77 (3), 274 (2009), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3033744>.
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Henderson, C., Beach, A., & Famiano, M. (2009, March 1). Promoting instructional change via co-teaching. Am. J. Phys., 77(3), 274-283. Retrieved January 20, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3033744
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Henderson, C, A. Beach, and M. Famiano. "Promoting instructional change via co-teaching." Am. J. Phys. 77, no. 3, (March 1, 2009): 274-283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3033744 (accessed 20 January 2017).
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Henderson, Charles, Andrea Beach, and Michael Famiano. "Promoting instructional change via co-teaching." Am. J. Phys. 77.3 (2009): 274-283. 20 Jan. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3033744>.
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