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Abstract Title: Research-Based Materials and Assessments for Upper-Division Electrodynamics
Abstract: The success of ongoing research at the University of Colorado on student learning in upper-division electrostatics (E&M I) has naturally led us to extend this work to the context of junior-level electrodynamics (E&M II).  We discuss here our development of a set of research-based instructional materials, including concept tests and tutorials designed to promote student understanding of topics from advanced electromagnetism, and an instrument for assessing whether our faculty-consensus learning goals are being met.  We also describe outcomes from preliminary implementations of our transformed curriculum, offer insights into topic-specific student difficulties, and outline plans for the dissemination and further refinement of these materials.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Charles Baily
University of Colorado at Boulder
Department of Physics
UCB 390
Boulder, CO 80309-0390
Phone: 303-817-3126
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Michael Dubson & Steven Pollock
Department of Physics
University of Colorado at Boulder

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