Overview

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Overview

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

Type of Method Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, TA/faculty professional development
Can be adapted for: High School, Intro College Calculus-based, Intro College Conceptual, LA development
Setting Designed for: Recitation/Discussion SessionReferences coming soon, Homework
Can be adapted for: LabReferences coming soon, Lecture - Large (30+ students), Lecture - Small (<30 students), Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Pedagogy
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs TAs / LAs
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Making real-world connections, Metacognition, Reconcile intuitions and everyday experiences with formal physics knowledge
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, beliefs about physicsReferences coming soon
Studied using: conceptual pre/post examsReferences coming soon, beliefs pre/post examsReferences coming soon, video of studentsReferences coming soon, research conducted at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon, research conducted by someone other than developersReferences 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, SDI Labs, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, SCL, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods UW Tutorials, ABP Tutorials, Lecture-Tutorials, QuILTs, Thermal Tutorials, Mechanics Tutorials, Tutorials
Developer(s) Rachel E. Scherr and Andrew Elby
Website http://www.spu.edu/depts/physics/tcp/tadevelopment.asp