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Testing Tutorials in Upper-Division: An Example from Quantum Mechanics
written by Gina Passante, Paul J. Emigh, and Peter S. Shaffer
The Physics Education Group at the University of Washington has been developing and testing Tutorials in Physics for use in upper-division courses on quantum mechanics. Like Tutorials in Introductory Physics, these materials are intended to supplement instruction in lecture-based courses, with a focus on improving student conceptual understanding. We describe the overall impact of the tutorials on student learning in a junior-level quantum mechanics sequence at the University of Washington. Our findings indicate that students at all levels (by academic performance in the course) benefit from the use of tutorials. Moreover, on course evaluations, students have overwhelmingly ranked the tutorials as being helpful to their learning, with the highest ratings coming from the highest performing students.
Physics Education Research Conference 2014
Part of the PER Conference series
Minneapolis, MN: July 30-31, 2014
Pages 199-202
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education Foundations
- Assessment
= Methods
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
- Instructional Material Design
= Tutorial
Quantum Physics
- General
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2014.pr.046
NSF Number:
1022449
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.G-
03.65.-w
Keywords:
PERC 2014, student understanding
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G. Passante, P. Emigh, and P. Shaffer, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13482&DocID=4081).
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G. Passante, P. Emigh, and P. Shaffer, Testing Tutorials in Upper-Division: An Example from Quantum Mechanics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13482&DocID=4081>.
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Passante, G., Emigh, P., & Shaffer, P. (2014, July 30-31). Testing Tutorials in Upper-Division: An Example from Quantum Mechanics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved December 14, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13482&DocID=4081
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Passante, G, P. Emigh, and P. Shaffer. "Testing Tutorials in Upper-Division: An Example from Quantum Mechanics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, July 30-31, 2014. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13482&DocID=4081 (accessed 14 December 2017).
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Passante, Gina, Paul Emigh, and Peter Shaffer. "Testing Tutorials in Upper-Division: An Example from Quantum Mechanics." Physics Education Research Conference 2014. Minneapolis, MN: 2014. 199-202 of PER Conference. 14 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13482&DocID=4081>.
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