Department of Physics

University of Colorado at boulder


Recent Advances in Physics Education Research:

Examining the Contexts and Tools of Student Learning

 Cardwell 102

Tuesday,November 29, 2005

4:30 p.m.


It is now fairly well documented that traditionally taught, large-scale introductory physics courses fail to teach our students the basics. In fact, often these same courses have been found to teach students things we do not want. Based on decades of research in physics education, we have identified a variety of educational environments and practices that are productive for an increasingly diverse population of students in the physics classroom. This talk present a brief survey of physics education research and some the theoretical and experimental developments emerging from the University of Colorado, including research on: