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Abstract Title: A Design Research Project for an IPLS Course
Abstract: Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences (IPLS) courses are gaining momentum in the physics education community, with the creation of multiple curricula and assessment tools. At Michigan State University, we are designing an integrated lab-lecture introductory physics course that meets the needs of life science students. We approach this curriculum from a design-based research perspective. Our articulated design conjectures focus on (1) connecting the disciplines of physics, biology, and chemistry and (2) building positive relationships for life science students with physics. This presentation will outline the design conjectures that are guiding our first iteration of this course, present example curricular materials for manifesting these conjectures in the classroom, and describe the research plans or examining the validity of the design conjectures.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Vashti Sawtelle
Michigan State University
517 Wilson Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-884-5177