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written by Steven J. Pollock and Stephanie V. Chasteen
We have measured upper-division physics majors' performance using two research-based conceptual instruments in E&M, the BEMA and the CUE (Colorado Upper Division Electrostatics assessment.) The BEMA has been given pre/post in freshman E&M (Physics II) courses, and the BEMA and CUE have been given pre/post in several upper-division E&M courses. Some of these data extend over 10 semesters. We used PER-based techniques to transform the introductory and upper-division courses starting in Fall 2004 and 2007, respectively. Our longitudinal data allow us to measure "fade" on BEMA performance between freshman and junior year. We investigate the effects of curricula on students by comparing juniors who were enrolled in traditional vs. transformed physics as freshmen, as well as those who were enrolled in traditional or transformed upper-division E&M I, using both BEMA and CUE measures. We find that while freshman reforms significantly impact BEMA scores, junior-level reforms affect CUE but not BEMA outcomes.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 237-240
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
= Longitudinal
Electricity & Magnetism
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- Upper Undergraduate
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© 2009 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.3266724
NSF Numbers:
0410744
0737118
0554616
PACSs:
01.40.-d
01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
01.40.G-
Keywords:
Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment, Colorado Upper Division Electrostatics assessment, PERC 2009, course assessment, course transformation, longitudinal, reformed curriculum, upper-division electricity, upper-division magnetism
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S. Pollock and S. Chasteen, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9492&DocID=1366).
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S. Pollock and S. Chasteen, Longer term impacts of transformed courses on student conceptual understanding of E&M, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9492&DocID=1366>.
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Pollock, S., & Chasteen, S. (2009, July 29-30). Longer term impacts of transformed courses on student conceptual understanding of E&M. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved September 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9492&DocID=1366
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Pollock, Steven, and Stephanie Chasteen. "Longer term impacts of transformed courses on student conceptual understanding of E&M." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29-30, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9492&DocID=1366 (accessed 20 September 2014).
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Pollock, Steven, and Stephanie Chasteen. "Longer term impacts of transformed courses on student conceptual understanding of E&M." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 237-240 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 20 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9492&DocID=1366>.
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