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American Journal of Physics
written by Valerie K. Otero, Steven J. Pollock, and Noah D. Finkelstein
In response to substantial evidence that many U.S. students are inadequately prepared in science and mathematics, we have developed an effective and adaptable model that improves the education of all students in introductory physics and increases the numbers of talented physics majors becoming certified to teach physics. We report on the Colorado Learning Assistant model and discuss its effectiveness at a large research university. Since its inception in 2003, we have increased the pool of well-qualified K–12 physics teachers by a factor of approximately three, engaged scientists significantly in the recruiting and preparation of future teachers, and improved the introductory physics sequence so that students' learning gains are typically double the traditional average.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 17, Issue 11, Pages 1218-1224
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© 2010 American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/1.3471291
NSF Numbers:
0302134
424144
833258
0554616
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Colorado Learning Assistant Model, Teacher Preparation
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Metadata instance created February 11, 2011 by Sara Webb
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V. Otero, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, Am. J. Phys. 17 (11), 1218 (2010), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10691&DocID=2165).
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V. Otero, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, A physics department’s role in preparing physics teachers: The Colorado Learning Assistant model Am. J. Phys. 17 (11), 1218 (2010), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10691&DocID=2165>.
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Otero, V., Pollock, S., & Finkelstein, N. (2010, November 1). A physics department’s role in preparing physics teachers: The Colorado Learning Assistant model. Am. J. Phys., 17(11), 1218-1224. Retrieved July 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10691&DocID=2165
Chicago Format
Otero, V, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein. "A physics department’s role in preparing physics teachers: The Colorado Learning Assistant model." Am. J. Phys. 17, no. 11, (November 1, 2010): 1218-1224, http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10691&DocID=2165 (accessed 30 July 2014).
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Otero, Valerie, Steven Pollock, and Noah Finkelstein. "A physics department’s role in preparing physics teachers: The Colorado Learning Assistant model." Am. J. Phys. 17.11 (2010): 1218-1224. 30 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10691&DocID=2165>.
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