Overview

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Overview

These materials are supplements to traditionally taught upper-division Quantum I. They include explicit learning goals, interactive lectures, transformed homework problems, common student difficulties, tutorials, in-class group activities, and clicker questions. All materials are modular and can be mixed and matched with any other teaching strategy and materials you would normally use. These materials were developed as part of a comprehensive project to reform the upper-division physics program.

Type of Method Full curriculum, Curriculum supplement, Tutorials
Level Designed for: Upper-levelReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Intermediate, Graduate
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Large (30+ students)References coming soon, Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon, Recitation/Discussion Session, Homework
Can be adapted for: Out-of-class tutorials
Coverage Many topics with less depth, Traditional upper-division Quantum I coverage (e.g. first half of Griffiths text)
Topics Modern / Quantum
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs TAs / LAs, Clickers / polling method, Projector
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understanding of physics contentReferences coming soon, Enjoyment of physicsReferences coming soon, Problem-solving skills, Connecting conceptual and mathematical understanding, Coherent framework for physics, Think like a scientist, Representing knowledge in multiple ways
Can be adapted for: Understanding how physics relates to the real world, Reflecting on one's own learning
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon
Studied using: student interviewsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, JiTT, CGPS, Physlets, SCALE-UP, OSP, LA Program, CAE TPS, TEFA, CU Modern, QuILTs, Paradigms, PI QM, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods CU Modern, CU E&M, QuILTs, Paradigms, PI QM
Developer(s) Steven Pollock, Stephen Goldhaber, and many others in the CU PER group and the CU Physics department
Website http://www.colorado.edu/sei/departments/physics_3220.htm