Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

A program to recruit science majors to become K-12 teachers and to improve undergraduate education by implementing large-scale teaching reform.

Type of Method Instructional strategy
Level Designed for: Teacher PreparationReferences coming soon, Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College ConceptualReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: IntermediateReferences coming soon, Upper-levelReferences coming soon
Setting Designed for: Recitation/Discussion SessionReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Large (30+ students)References coming soon, Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon, Lab, Studio
Coverage Few topics with great depth, Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Modern / Quantum, Mathematical, Astronomy, Other Science, Pedagogy
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs TAs / LAs, reformed curriculum materials
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Metacognition, (Depends on the instructor and use of materials. Instructor may use materials that explicitly target any of these.)
Can be adapted for: Problem-solving skills, Lab skills, Making real-world connections, Using multiple representations, Designing experiments, Cooperative learning
Research Validation Based on research into: theories of how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, beliefs and attitudesReferences coming soon
Studied using: student interviewsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon, research at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, Workshop Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, Modeling, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, ISLE, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, PBI, PET, PSET, LEPS, CAE TPS, Lecture-Tutorials, Astro Ranking Tasks, MBL, New Model Course, CPU, SCL, TEFA, CU Modern, CU E&M, CU QM, QuILTs, IQP, Thermal Tutorials, Mechanics Tutorials, SGSI, Paradigms, EiP, Tools for Scientific Thinking, M&I, Tutorials, Clickers, Responsive Teaching
Similar Method None
Developer(s) Valerie Otero and Dick McCray
Website http://laprogram.colorado.edu/