Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

"Guided construction" labs featuring hands-and-heads-on experiments in introductory mechanics. Designed to promote students' mental construction of concepts through (1) conceptual conflict, (2) kinesthetic involvement, (3) extensive verbal, written, pictorial, diagrammatic, graphical, and mathematical analysis of concrete Newtonian experiments, (4) repeated exposure to experiments at increasing levels of sophistication, (5) peer discussion, and (6) Socratic dialogue with instructors.

Type of Method Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: High SchoolReferences coming soon, Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, Teacher Preparation, Teacher Professional Development, Intro College Conceptual
Can be adapted for: Intermediate Undergraduate, Advanced Undergraduate
Setting Designed for: LabReferences coming soon, Studio
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students)
Coverage Few topics with great depth
Topics Mechanics
Instructor Effort High
Resource Needs Teaching Assistants / Learning Assistants, Lab equipment for student use - professional, Tables arranged for group work
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understanding of physics contentReferences coming soon, Connecting conceptual and mathematical understanding, Coherent framework for physics, Understanding how physics relates to the real world, Self-confidence around physics, Enjoyment of physics, Laboratory skills, Representing knowledge in multiple ways
Can be adapted for: Problem-solving skills, Reflecting on one's own learning
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: scores on multiple choice conceptual testsReferences coming soon
Studied using: conceptual pre/post examsReferences coming soon, research conducted at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, OST Tutorials, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking, Tutorials, Clickers, Responsive Teaching
Similar Methods RealTime Physics, Tools for Scientific Thinking
Developer(s) Richard Hake
Website http://www.physics.indiana.edu/~sdi/
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