Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Supplementary activities for upper-level E&M I. All materials are modular and can be mixed and matched with any other teaching strategy or materials.

Type of Method Full curriculum, Curriculum supplement, Tutorials
Level Designed for: Upper-levelReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Intermediate, Graduate School
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 E&M I coverage (e.g. first half of Griffiths text)
Topics Electricity / Magnetism
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs TAs / LAs, Clickers / polling method, Projector
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Problem-solving skillsReferences coming soon, Using multiple representations, Identifying appropriate method to solve particular problems, Faculty attention to student difficulties.
Can be adapted for: Making real-world connections, Metacognition
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
Studied using: student interviewsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon, research conducted at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, JiTT, CGPS, Physlets, SCALE-UP, OSP, LA Program, CAE TPS, TEFA, Paradigms, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods CU Modern, CU QM, Paradigms
Developer(s) Steven Pollock, Stephanie Chasteen, and many others in the CU PER group and the CU Physics department
Website http://www.colorado.edu/sei/departments/physics_3310.htm