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written by Robert J. Endorf, Kathleen M. Koenig, and Gregory A. Braun
We present preliminary results from a comparative study of student understanding for students who attended recitation classes which used different teaching methods. Student volunteers from our introductory calculus-based physics course attended a special recitation class that was taught using one of four different teaching methods. A total of 272 students were divided into approximately equal groups for each method. Students in each class were taught the same topic, "Changes in energy and momentum," from Tutorials in Introductory Physics. The different teaching methods varied in the amount of student and teacher engagement. Student understanding was evaluated through pretests and posttests given at the recitation class. Our results demonstrate the importance of the instructor's role in teaching recitation classes. The most effective teaching method was for students working in cooperative learning groups with the instructors questioning the groups using Socratic dialogue. These results provide guidance and evidence for the teaching methods which should be emphasized in training future teachers and faculty members.
Physics Education Research Conference 2005
Part of the PER Conference series
Salt Lake City, Utah: August 10-11, 2005
Volume 818, Pages 89-92
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Education - Applied Research
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- Pedagogy
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
General Physics
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© 2005 American Institute of Physics
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10.1063/1.2177030
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0126919
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Keywords:
PERC 2005, Tutorials, cooperative learning groups, instructional methods
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R. Endorf, K. Koenig, and G. Braun, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8929&DocID=3485).
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R. Endorf, K. Koenig, and G. Braun, A Preliminary Study of the Effectiveness of Different Recitation Teaching Methods, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8929&DocID=3485>.
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Endorf, R., Koenig, K., & Braun, G. (2005, August 10-11). A Preliminary Study of the Effectiveness of Different Recitation Teaching Methods. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved September 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8929&DocID=3485
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Endorf, R, K. Koenig, and G. Braun. "A Preliminary Study of the Effectiveness of Different Recitation Teaching Methods." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 10-11, 2005. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8929&DocID=3485 (accessed 22 September 2014).
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Endorf, Robert, Kathleen Koenig, and Gregory A. Braun. "A Preliminary Study of the Effectiveness of Different Recitation Teaching Methods." Physics Education Research Conference 2005. Salt Lake City, Utah: 2005. 89-92 Vol. 818 of PER Conference. 22 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8929&DocID=3485>.
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