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Development of a Rubric for Improved Understanding of IPLS Curricula
written by Warren M. Christensen, Aeowynn Coakley, Jordan Brainard, Kimberly Austin, Elliot Mylott, and Ralf Widenhorn
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in shifting some of the basic presentation of the algebra-based physics curriculum in situations where it serves students with a background and/or major in the Life Sciences. Introductory Physics for Life Sciences (IPLS) courses are becoming more common however the courses are often created entirely separate from one another with very different goals and aims, making assessment of these courses very difficult, and necessarily individualistic. This paper presents the development of a rubric for categorizing specific aspects of an IPLS curriculum in such a way that would allow certain comparisons across curricula. Roughly speaking, it categorizes the context of specific questions as being physics or biology related, and then further categorizes the actual content and information necessary to answer the question as being related to physics or biology, thus allowing users to determine the proportion of questions are that are superficially biological. An application of the rubric to existing course material is presented.
Physics Education Research Conference 2018
Part of the PER Conference series
Washington, DC: August 1-2, 2018
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10.1119/perc.2018.pr.Christensen
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Metadata instance created December 31, 2018 by Lyle Barbato
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W. Christensen, A. Coakley, J. Brainard, K. Austin, E. Mylott, and R. Widenhorn, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14770&DocID=4917).
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W. Christensen, A. Coakley, J. Brainard, K. Austin, E. Mylott, and R. Widenhorn, Development of a Rubric for Improved Understanding of IPLS Curricula, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14770&DocID=4917>.
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Christensen, W., Coakley, A., Brainard, J., Austin, K., Mylott, E., & Widenhorn, R. (2018, August 1-2). Development of a Rubric for Improved Understanding of IPLS Curricula. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC. Retrieved October 16, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14770&DocID=4917
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Christensen, W, A. Coakley, J. Brainard, K. Austin, E. Mylott, and R. Widenhorn. "Development of a Rubric for Improved Understanding of IPLS Curricula." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14770&DocID=4917 (accessed 16 October 2019).
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Christensen, Warren M., Aeowynn Coakley, Jordan Brainard, Kimberly Austin, Elliot Mylott, and Ralf Widenhorn. "Development of a Rubric for Improved Understanding of IPLS Curricula." Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC: 2018. of PER Conference. 16 Oct. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14770&DocID=4917>.
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