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Abstract Title: Adaptations of the Physics By Inquiry Curriculum: Part I - Tips for Successful Implementation ...
Abstract: Tips for Successful Implementation and Conceptual Learning Outcomes

This poster is a companion to the one by Hsu.  In this presentation, we report on a collaborative investigation into ways in which the Physics by Inquiry (PbI) curriculum (by McDermott and the PEG at the University of Washington) can be implemented by utilizing undergraduate peer instructors in large enrollment courses serving student populations other than the one in which it was originally intended. Typically, PbI is implemented in small classes of pre-service teachers with multiple instructors. However, many institutions, including community colleges and primarily undergraduate institutions, have various implementation constraints. We present three models for implementation of the PbI curriculum as responses to our local constraints at the University of Minnesota, Southern Connecticut State University and Baltimore City Community College.  We will also report on conceptual learning outcomes in these courses.

This work was supported by NSF DUE-0410804, DUE-0433736 and DUE-0410839
Abstract Type: Targeted Poster
Targeted Session: It Works There. Will It Work Here?

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Karen Cummings
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Leon Hsu, University of Minnesota
Jack W. Taylor , Baltimore City Community College (retired)