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Initial impacts of the transformation of a large introductory lab course focused on developing experimental skills and expert epistemology
written by H. J. Lewandowski, Daniel R. Bolton, and Benjamin Pollard
Recently, there has been increased attention to improving laboratory instruction at all levels. At the introductory level, research results have shown differing levels of success based on the nature of the desired learning outcomes. In response to these findings, the University of Colorado's introductory physics lab course was transformed to improve students' development of experimental skills and experimental physics epistemology. We describe the details of the transformation process and initial self-reported learning gains from the first implementation of the transformed course. Students report a preference for lab notebooks over lab reports and an improvement in their ability to keep a lab notebook.
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.Lewandowski
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Metadata instance created December 31, 2018 by Lyle Barbato
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H. Lewandowski, D. Bolton, and B. Pollard, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14815&DocID=4962).
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H. Lewandowski, D. Bolton, and B. Pollard, Initial impacts of the transformation of a large introductory lab course focused on developing experimental skills and expert epistemology, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14815&DocID=4962>.
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Lewandowski, H., Bolton, D., & Pollard, B. (2018, August 1-2). Initial impacts of the transformation of a large introductory lab course focused on developing experimental skills and expert epistemology. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC. Retrieved August 4, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14815&DocID=4962
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Lewandowski, H, D. Bolton, and B. Pollard. "Initial impacts of the transformation of a large introductory lab course focused on developing experimental skills and expert epistemology." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14815&DocID=4962 (accessed 4 August 2020).
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Lewandowski, H. J., Daniel R. Bolton, and Benjamin Pollard. "Initial impacts of the transformation of a large introductory lab course focused on developing experimental skills and expert epistemology." Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC: 2018. of PER Conference. 4 Aug. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14815&DocID=4962>.
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