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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, assessment, and results from physics education research (PER).  This site defines "teaching method" in the broadest possible sense, to include¬†curricula, techniques, resources, tools, and reform strategies and uses "research-based teaching method" as a synonym for¬†"interactive engagement" or "active learning" method.

The Teaching Guides section on the PhysPort site lists over 50 research-based teaching methods, instructional strategies, and curricula developed by experts in PER. The Teaching Methods section provides an overview of Physlets and the Physlet Teaching Materials page provides easy access to PDF and EPub copies of Physlet Physics and Physlets Quantum Physics books and their associated instructor guides.
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Education Foundations
- Assessment
Education Practices
- Active Learning
- Learning Environment
- Pedagogy
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Graduate/Professional
- Upper Undergraduate
- Professional Development
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- Instructional Material
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- Reference Material
= Bibliography
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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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