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Development and validation of a sequence of clicker questions for helping students learn addition of angular momentum in quantum mechanics
written by Paul Justice, Emily Marshman, and Chandralekha Singh
Engaging students with well-designed clicker questions is one of the commonly used research-based instructional strategy in physics courses partly because it has a relatively low barrier to implementation. Moreover, validated robust sequences of clicker questions are likely to provide better scaffolding support and guidance to help students build a good knowledge structure of physics than an individual clicker question on a particular topic. Here we discuss the development, validation and in-class implementation of a clicker question sequence (CQS) for helping advanced undergraduate students learn about addition of angular momentum, which takes advantage of the learning goals and inquiry-based guided learning sequences in a previously validated Quantum Interactive Learning Tutorial (QuILT). The in-class evaluation of the CQS using peer instruction is discussed by comparing upper-level undergraduate students' performance after engaging with the CQS with previous published data from the QuILT pertaining to these concepts.
Physics Education Research Conference 2018
Part of the PER Conference series
Washington, DC: August 1-2, 2018
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Peer Instruction
= Problem Solving
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Methods
Quantum Physics
- Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics
= Angular Momentum
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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P. Justice, E. Marshman, and C. Singh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14803&DocID=4950).
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P. Justice, E. Marshman, and C. Singh, Development and validation of a sequence of clicker questions for helping students learn addition of angular momentum in quantum mechanics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14803&DocID=4950>.
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Justice, P., Marshman, E., & Singh, C. (2018, August 1-2). Development and validation of a sequence of clicker questions for helping students learn addition of angular momentum in quantum mechanics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14803&DocID=4950
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Justice, P, E. Marshman, and C. Singh. "Development and validation of a sequence of clicker questions for helping students learn addition of angular momentum in quantum mechanics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14803&DocID=4950 (accessed 3 December 2020).
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Justice, Paul, Emily Marshman, and Chandralekha Singh. "Development and validation of a sequence of clicker questions for helping students learn addition of angular momentum in quantum mechanics." Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC: 2018. of PER Conference. 3 Dec. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14803&DocID=4950>.
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