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written by Stephanie V. Chasteen and Steven J. Pollock
As part of our efforts to systematically improve our junior-level Electricity & Magnetism I (Electro- and Magneto-Statics) course, we have developed a conceptual instrument, the CUE (Colorado Upper-division Electrostatics) diagnostic. Two central goals of this tool are: to assess impacts of transformed curricula, and to systematically identify and document student learning difficulties. We find persistent issues involving students' ability to conceptually approach and visualize E&M, to accurately communicate that understanding, and to appropriately identify and apply upper-level problem-solving strategies. Our work underlines the need for further research on the nature of student learning--and appropriate instructional interventions -at the upper division.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 7-10
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© 2009 American Institute of Physics
A preprint of the work is available. A hard copy of the PERC 2009 proceedings is also available.
DOI:
10.1063/1.3266759
NSF Number:
0737118
PACSs:
01.30.Ib
01.40.Di
01.40.Fk
01.40.G-
01.40.gb
Keywords:
Colorado Upper-division Electrostatics, PERC 2009, assessment, communication, course reform, electricity and magnetism, problem-solving strategies
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S. Chasteen and S. Pollock, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9892&DocID=1524).
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S. Chasteen and S. Pollock, A Research-Based Approach to Assessing Student Learning Issues in Upper-Division Electricity & Magnetism, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9892&DocID=1524>.
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Chasteen, S., & Pollock, S. (2009, July 29-30). A Research-Based Approach to Assessing Student Learning Issues in Upper-Division Electricity & Magnetism. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved October 2, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9892&DocID=1524
Chicago Format
Chasteen, Stephanie, and Steven Pollock. "A Research-Based Approach to Assessing Student Learning Issues in Upper-Division Electricity & Magnetism." 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=9892&DocID=1524 (accessed 2 October 2014).
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Chasteen, Stephanie, and Steven Pollock. "A Research-Based Approach to Assessing Student Learning Issues in Upper-Division Electricity & Magnetism." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 7-10 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 2 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9892&DocID=1524>.
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