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written by Sarah B. McKagan
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PhysPort supports physics faculty in implementing research-based teaching practices in their classrooms, by providing expert recommendations about teaching methods, assessments, and results from physics education research (PER). A goal of this service is to synthesize and translate the important results of PER for use in the classroom.

PhysPort includes teaching and course recommendations from experts, guides to research-validated curricula, a database of learning assessment tools, and a tool to analyze this assessment data.
Editor's Note: The Physics Education Research (PER) community has been at the forefront of cognitive research into how people learn science and specific methodologies associated with successful classroom implementation of evidence-based best practice. The guidebook is well organized so that non-researchers can quickly and easily locate materials applicable to their particular student constituencies. Highly recommended.
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General Physics
- Physics Education Research
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- Algebra-based Physics
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PER Users Guide, PERUG, instructional methods, pedagogy, user's guide
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Great resource!

Author: Nathan Belcher
Posted: June 18, 2017 at 4:33PM
Source: The PER-Central collection

PhysPort has been instrumental to help me decide on the types of assessments I needed for my dissertation research. Great work by all those who created this resource!

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