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written by Eugenia Etkina and Alan Van Heuvelen
This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, asks if reading fifteen textbook chapters, listening to one lecturer, doing prescribed labs, answering someone else's questions, and solving well-defined problems resemble in any way a five-month schedule of activities for a person in a science related field in the 21st century workplace? Several recent studies concerning the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace indicate that there is a serious mismatch between traditional physics instruction and the needs of the workplace. Therefore, in this study, the authors describe briefly an Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE) introductory physics learning system that attempts to replicate more closely the processes used in the real world of science and engineering. The authors hope that ISLE students' learning better meets the needs of the workplace. The paper describes the method, including goals of the instruction, techniques used to assess the achievement of these goals and preliminary results of this assessment from courses taught by different instructors.
Physics Education Research Conference 2001
Part of the PER Conference series
Rochester, New York: July 25-26, 2001
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© 2001 Eugenia Etkina and Alan Van Heuvelen
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Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE), PERC 2001, cognitive strategy, curriculum relevance, undergraduate physics curriculum, workplace needs
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E. Etkina and A. Van Heuvelen, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2001, Rochester, New York, 2001, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4379&DocID=1021).
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E. Etkina and A. Van Heuvelen, Investigative Science Learning Environment: Using the processes of science and cognitive strategies to learn physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2001, Rochester, New York, 2001, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4379&DocID=1021>.
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Etkina, E., & Van Heuvelen, A. (2001, July 25-26). Investigative Science Learning Environment: Using the processes of science and cognitive strategies to learn physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2001, Rochester, New York. Retrieved September 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4379&DocID=1021
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Etkina, Eugenia, and Alan Van Heuvelen. "Investigative Science Learning Environment: Using the processes of science and cognitive strategies to learn physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2001, Rochester, New York, July 25-26, 2001. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4379&DocID=1021 (accessed 23 September 2014).
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Etkina, Eugenia, and Alan Van Heuvelen. "Investigative Science Learning Environment: Using the processes of science and cognitive strategies to learn physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2001. Rochester, New York: 2001. of PER Conference. 23 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4379&DocID=1021>.
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