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Instructors’ justifications regarding curricular design: Assumptions about life sciences students and their role in physics courses
written by Mary K. Chessey, Adrian M. Madsen, and Chandra Turpen
To understand how physics faculty design and teach their Introductory Physics for Life Sciences (IPLS) courses, we analyzed interviews with faculty to learn about their ideas about their students. We focused specifically on the narratives faculty use to reason about their students as future professionals and how that related to their learning goals for such courses. We found that faculty reason about their students' needs when describing curricular design decisions in a range of ways, including with a strong sense of personal responsibility towards students' preparation, justification about what students have an interest in or will need in the future, and imagined relations between the faculty's self and professionals in the students' field of study. To better support physics faculty in teaching interdisciplinary physics courses, we aim to help faculty become more aware of their stances toward their students. This analysis suggests ways of broadening the narratives that faculty use to understand their life science students.
Physics Education Research Conference 2019
Part of the PER Conference series
Provo, UT: July 24-25, 2019
Pages 105-110
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M. Chessey, A. Madsen, and C. Turpen, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15262&DocID=5174).
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M. Chessey, A. Madsen, and C. Turpen, Instructors’ justifications regarding curricular design: Assumptions about life sciences students and their role in physics courses, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15262&DocID=5174>.
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Chessey, M., Madsen, A., & Turpen, C. (2019, July 24-25). Instructors’ justifications regarding curricular design: Assumptions about life sciences students and their role in physics courses. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15262&DocID=5174
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Chessey, M, A. Madsen, and C. Turpen. "Instructors’ justifications regarding curricular design: Assumptions about life sciences students and their role in physics courses." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15262&DocID=5174 (accessed 17 October 2021).
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Chessey, Mary K., Adrian Madsen, and Chandra Turpen. "Instructors’ justifications regarding curricular design: Assumptions about life sciences students and their role in physics courses." Physics Education Research Conference 2019. Provo, UT: 2019. 105-110 of PER Conference. 17 Oct. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15262&DocID=5174>.
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