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written by Steve Goldhaber, Steven J. Pollock, Michael Dubson, Paul Beale, and Katherine K. Perkins
In order to help students overcome documented difficulties learning quantum mechanics (QM) concepts, we have transformed our upper-division QM I course using principles of learning theory and active engagement. Key components of this process include establishing learning goals and developing a valid, reliable conceptual assessment tool to measure the extent to which students achieve these learning goals. The course learning goals were developed with broad faculty input, and serve as the basis for the design of the course assessment tool. The development of the assessment tool has included significant faculty input and feedback, twenty-one student interviews, a review of PER literature, and administration of the survey to two semesters of QM I students as well as to a cohort of graduate students. Here, we discuss this ongoing development process and present initial findings from our QM class for the past two semesters.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 145-148
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PERC 2009, active engagement, assessment, conceptual assessment, interview, physics education research, quantum mechanics, quantum mechanics
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S. Goldhaber, S. Pollock, M. Dubson, P. Beale, and K. Perkins, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9475&DocID=1343).
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S. Goldhaber, S. Pollock, M. Dubson, P. Beale, and K. Perkins, Transforming Upper-Division Quantum Mechanics: Learning Goals and Assessment, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9475&DocID=1343>.
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Goldhaber, S., Pollock, S., Dubson, M., Beale, P., & Perkins, K. (2009, July 29-30). Transforming Upper-Division Quantum Mechanics: Learning Goals and Assessment. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved November 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9475&DocID=1343
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Goldhaber, S, S. Pollock, M. Dubson, P. Beale, and K. Perkins. "Transforming Upper-Division Quantum Mechanics: Learning Goals and Assessment." 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=9475&DocID=1343 (accessed 24 November 2014).
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Goldhaber, Steve, Steven Pollock, Michael Dubson, Paul Beale, and Katherine Perkins. "Transforming Upper-Division Quantum Mechanics: Learning Goals and Assessment." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 145-148 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 24 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9475&DocID=1343>.
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