Detail Page

written by Mathew "Sandy" Martinuk, Rachel Moll, and Andrzej Kotlicki
Over the last two years UBC has completely revamped their introductory course for non-physics majors to present physics in terms of everyday situations and to reinforce connections between classroom physics and real-world phenomena throughout the course. One of the key changes was the incorporation of a final project where groups of students research and present on a topic of their choice related to the course. Students were asked to quantitatively model a real-world situation to make a choice or settle a dispute. At the midpoint and end of the 2008 course students were surveyed with a single transfer problem that tested students' ability to apply physics concepts in real-world contexts. The post-test showed students were more likely to engage in simple (rate)*(time) estimates rather than applying more sophisticated physics principles. Implications for instruction and future work are discussed.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 193-196
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education Foundations
- Learning Theory
Education Practices
- Curriculum Development
= Course
- Instructional Material Design
= Project
- Reference Material
= Research study
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Researchers
- application/pdf
- non-digital
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Mirror:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3266712
Access Rights:
Free access and
Available for purchase
A preprint of the work is available. A hard copy of the PERC 2009 proceedings is also available.
Restriction:
© 2009 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.3266712
PACSs:
01.40.gb
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2009, physics education research, real-world context, real-world models, reformed curriculum, student research projects, transfer
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created October 7, 2009 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
July 12, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
November 11, 2009
Other Collections:

ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
M. Martinuk, R. Moll, and A. Kotlicki, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9481&DocID=1354).
AJP/PRST-PER
M. Martinuk, R. Moll, and A. Kotlicki, Research Projects In Introductory Physics: Impacts On Student Learning presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9481&DocID=1354>.
APA Format
Martinuk, M., Moll, R., & Kotlicki, A. (2009, July 29-30). Research Projects In Introductory Physics: Impacts On Student Learning. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved July 28, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9481&DocID=1354
Chicago Format
Martinuk, M, R. Moll, and A. Kotlicki. "Research Projects In Introductory Physics: Impacts On Student Learning." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29-30, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9481&DocID=1354 (accessed 28 July 2014).
MLA Format
Martinuk, Mathew "Sandy", Rachel Moll, and Andrzej Kotlicki. "Research Projects In Introductory Physics: Impacts On Student Learning." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 193-196 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 28 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9481&DocID=1354>.
BibTeX Export Format
@inproceedings{ Author = "Mathew "Sandy" Martinuk and Rachel Moll and Andrzej Kotlicki", Title = {Research Projects In Introductory Physics: Impacts On Student Learning}, BookTitle = {Physics Education Research Conference 2009}, Pages = {193-196}, Address = {Ann Arbor, Michigan}, Series = {PER Conference}, Volume = {1179}, Month = {July 29-30}, Year = {2009} }
Refer Export Format

%A Mathew "Sandy" Martinuk
%A Rachel Moll
%A Andrzej Kotlicki
%T Research Projects In Introductory Physics: Impacts On Student Learning
%S PER Conference
%V 1179
%D July 29-30 2009
%P 193-196
%C Ann Arbor, Michigan
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9481&DocID=1354
%O Physics Education Research Conference 2009
%O July 29-30
%O application/pdf

EndNote Export Format

%0 Conference Proceedings
%A Martinuk, Mathew "Sandy"
%A Moll, Rachel
%A Kotlicki, Andrzej
%D July 29-30 2009
%T Research Projects In Introductory Physics: Impacts On Student Learning
%B Physics Education Research Conference 2009
%C Ann Arbor, Michigan
%V 1179
%P 193-196
%S PER Conference
%8 July 29-30
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9481&DocID=1354


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Research Projects In Introductory Physics: Impacts On Student Learning:


Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials