Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

A collection of approximately 500 research-based concept-tests (clicker questions) for a full semester upper-level undergraduate quantum mechanics. Also includes reflective questions (conceptual questions which are not in the multiple-choice format) which can be used for "Just in Time Teaching" and/or class discussions in upper-level quantum mechanics.

Type of Method Instructional strategy, Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Advanced UndergraduateReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: GraduateReferences coming soon, Intermediate Undergraduate
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon, Lecture - Large (30+ students), Recitation/Discussion Session, Studio
Coverage Few topics with great depth, Many topics with less depth
Topics Modern / Quantum
Instructor Effort Low
Resource Needs Projector in class
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understanding of physics contentReferences coming soon, Connecting conceptual and mathematical understandingReferences coming soon, Coherent framework for physics, Understanding how physics relates to the real world, Reflecting on one's own learning, Self-confidence around physics, Enjoyment of physics
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, 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, CAE TPS, New Model Course, TEFA, CU Modern, CU QM, QuILTs, Paradigms, Clickers
Similar Methods Peer Instruction, Workbook for Introductory Physics, CAE TPS, TEFA, CU QM, QuILTs, Clickers
Developer(s) Chandralekha Singh and PER team at the University of Pittsburgh
Website http://www.phyast.pitt.edu/~cls/peer/