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Abstract Title: Open-ended Design and Peer Review in NEXUS/Physics IPLS
Abstract: UMd-PERG's NEXUS/Physics for Life Sciences laboratory curriculum, piloted in 2012-2013 in small test classes, has been implemented in large-enrollment environments at UMD in 2013-Present, and adopted at several institutions beginning in 2014.  These labs address physical issues at biological scales using microscopy, image and video analysis, electrophoresis, and spectroscopy in an open, non-protocol-driven environment.  In the 2015-2016 iteration, we have added peer review elements to the second semester course.  We have collected a wealth of data (surveys, video analysis, etc.) that enables us to get a sense of the students' responses to this curriculum at UMD.  In this poster, we will provide a broad overview of what we have learned and a discussion of the challenges in integrating simultaneous interdisciplinary and pedagogical reforms.  Special emphasis will be placed on successes and challenges accompanying this scaling-up, both at UMD and beyond.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Kim Moore
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20740