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Abstract Title: Quest in the Physics Classroom
Abstract: When teachers look for good practices in the classroom, they usually consider strategies for teaching individual topics. However, in order to attain mastery, students also need to fit together topics to create a broader landscape of learning.  To aid physics students in this, the concept of "quest" is proposed, wherein students link materials learned in previous sections toward a goal of understanding the following subject matter. Quest encourages students to press forward in their inquiry, as opposed to just ticking off another topic on the syllabus. As a goal-driven endeavor, the quest may be useful in creating a sense of excitement in the students. Do teachers use the unifying technique of quest, even informally? In this presentation, based on surveys of high school teachers, strategies teachers use in the classroom is explored as well as receptiveness to using the educational technique of quest. Multicultural attitudes will also be delved into.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Anne Tabor-Morris
Georgian Court University
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