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written by Philip M. Sadler
The physics teaching community is rife with contradictory opinions about how best to teach physics, but personal experience is a poor substitute for rigorous investigation. After collecting data from 11,000 science students and their instructors, we can offer a more universal picture of the middle school to college learning progression in physics. Using epidemiological methods to mine the backgrounds of students taking introductory physics courses, we find predictors of performance and persistence while controlling for demographic differences. I will report on our findings on the value of middle school physical science preparation, lab experiences, technology use, classroom demonstrations, coverage, block scheduling, Advanced Placement, Physics First, project work, and mathematics facility.
2009 PhysTEC Conference
Part of the PhysTEC Annual Conference series
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: March 13-14, 2009
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P. Sadler, presented at the 2009 PhysTEC Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8725&DocID=1111).
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P. Sadler, What Predicts Success in Learning Physics? presented at the 2009 PhysTEC Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8725&DocID=1111>.
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Sadler, P. (2009, March 13-14). What Predicts Success in Learning Physics?. Paper presented at 2009 PhysTEC Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Retrieved July 28, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8725&DocID=1111
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Sadler, Philip. "What Predicts Success in Learning Physics?." Paper presented at the 2009 PhysTEC Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 13-14, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8725&DocID=1111 (accessed 28 July 2014).
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Sadler, Philip. "What Predicts Success in Learning Physics?." 2009 PhysTEC Conference. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 2009. of PhysTEC Annual Conference. 28 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8725&DocID=1111>.
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