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  Session: Introductory Courses
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Studio Physics for Life-Science Majors at Boston University
  Meeting: 2014 Winter Meeting: Orlando, Florida
  Location: N/A
  Time: 11:10AM
  Author: Andrew G. Duffy, Boston University, Physics
617-353-9089, aduffy@bu.edu
  Co-Author(s): Bennett B. Goldberg
  Abstract: After two years of a pilot project, we are now in the first year of a large-scale studio physics implementation in the algebra-based introductory physics class for life-science majors at Boston University. In fall 2013, three of the five sections of the course were taught in a new 81-student studio classroom, using the traditional studio elements of round tables and active-learning with pre-class quizzes, worksheets, interactive clicker questions, directed peer learning, and experiential activities. With 241 students in the studio, and 200 students learning in the more traditional lecture/lab/recitation style, we are able to do a good comparison of the two learning modes. All students did the same pre- and post-tests (FMCE and CLASS), homework, quizzes, and the same midterm tests and final exam. We will report on the outcomes of our study.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: CF02_BU_Studio_Physics-duffy.pdf

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