Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Guided-inquiry worksheets for small groups in recitation section of intro calculus-based physics. Instructors engage groups in Socratic dialogue.

Type of Method Curriculum supplement, Tutorials
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: High School, Intro College Algebra-based
Setting Designed for: Recitation/Discussion SessionReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students), Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs TAs / LAs, Computers for students, Advanced lab equipment, Cost for students, Tables for group work
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Making real-world connectionsReferences coming soon, Using multiple representationsReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Problem-solving skills, Metacognition
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, scores on written conceptual testsReferences coming soon
Studied using: conceptual pre/post examsReferences coming soon, problem-solving pre/post examsReferences coming soon, beliefs pre/post examsReferences coming soon, student interviewsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, TIPERs, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, SCL, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods UW Tutorials, OST Tutorials, Lecture-Tutorials, MBL, New Model Course, QuILTs, Thermal Tutorials, Mechanics Tutorials, Tutorials
Developer(s) Michael C. Wittmann, Richard N. Steinberg, Edward F. Redish, and the Physics Education Research Group at the University of Maryland
Website http://perlnet.umaine.edu/abt/