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written by Kathleen M. Koenig, Robert J. Endorf, and Gregory A. Braun
We present results from a comparative study of student understanding for students who attended recitation classes that used different teaching methods. Student volunteers from our introductory calculus-based physics course attended a special recitation class that was taught using one of four different teaching methods. A total of 272 students were divided into approximately equal groups for each method. Students in each class were taught the same topic, "Changes in Energy and Momentum," from Tutorials in Introductory Physics. The different teaching methods varied in the amount of student and teacher engagement. Student understanding was evaluated through pre- and post-tests. Our results demonstrate the importance of the instructor's role in teaching recitation classes. The most effective teaching method was for students working in cooperative learning groups with the instructors questioning the groups using Socratic dialogue. In addition, we investigated student preferences for modes of instruction through an open-ended survey. Our results provide guidance and evidence for the teaching methods that should be emphasized in training course instructors.
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- Classroom Management
- Learning Environment
- Pedagogy
- Teacher Preparation
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© 2007 American Physical Society
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.010104
NSF Number:
0126919
PACSs:
01.40.-d
01.40.gb
01.40.J-
Keywords:
Socratic dialogue, Tutorials in Introductory Physics, cooperative learning groups, instructional methods, interactive engagement, survey
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K. Koenig, R. Endorf, and G. Braun, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3 (1), 010104 (2007), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.010104).
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K. Koenig, R. Endorf, and G. Braun, Effectiveness of different tutorial recitation teaching methods and its implications for TA training Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3 (1), 010104 (2007), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.010104>.
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Koenig, K., Endorf, R., & Braun, G. (2007, May 15). Effectiveness of different tutorial recitation teaching methods and its implications for TA training. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 3(1), 010104. Retrieved August 30, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.010104
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Koenig, K, R. Endorf, and G. Braun. "Effectiveness of different tutorial recitation teaching methods and its implications for TA training." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3, no. 1, (May 15, 2007): 010104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.010104 (accessed 30 August 2014).
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Koenig, Kathleen, Robert Endorf, and Gregory A. Braun. "Effectiveness of different tutorial recitation teaching methods and its implications for TA training." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3.1 (2007): 010104. 30 Aug. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.010104>.
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