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Abstract Title: Evaluation of Instruction Using the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism in Mexico
Abstract: The Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism (CSEM) is regularly administered to students at the beginning of the semester as a pretest and at the end of the semester as a post-test in a large private university in Mexico. About 500 students each semester, from different engineering majors, take electricity and magnetism, divided into sections of 30-40 students so there are several different instructors, both full-time and part-time. We report on the analysis of the CSEM data using concentration analysis for the purpose of evaluation of instruction. The results showed that students' learning is dependent on instructor and on CSEM concept area. Students have large learning gains in some concept areas but small learning gains in others. Deeper analysis of a concept area showed that some instructors may tend to strengthen some misconceptions that students have. The analysis can be used to give feedback to instructors for the purpose of improving instruction.
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Genaro Zavala
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey
E. Garza Sada 2501
Monterrey, Non U.S. 64849
Phone: 528181048444
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Hugo Alarcon,
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey