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2010 Summer Meeting

2010 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 17-21, 2010
Portland, Oregon


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Enhancing Your Course with Activities Arising from Physics Educational Research
  Location: Neuberger Hall 237
  Date: Sunday, Jul.18
  Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $65.00
Nonmember: $90.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Research in Physics Education
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Physics in Undergraduate Education
  Leader(s): Calvin Kalman, Calvin.Kalman@Concordia.ca
  Co-Leader(s): None
  Description Participants take part in five "miniclasses":1. Use of Reflective Writing to engage students before class. 2. Critical Thinking- Feyerabend's view. 3. Use of Collaborative Groups to Promote Critical Thinking. 4. Critique: a writing tool to enhance Critical Thinking Skills. 5. The Course dossier: A supplement to or a replacement for a final essay/examination. This is based upon my book Successful Science and Engineering Teaching in Colleges and Universities. This workshop utilizes research in the classroom that I have been conducting and publishing for many years using qualitative and quantitative methods. Participation in reflective writing as a self-dialogue between the learner's prior knowledge and new concepts in the text was consistently reported in interviews. Comparison of pre- and post-tests indicate that in doing written critiques, students are not only more likely to undergo conceptual change, but also increase their critical thinking skills and thus are led to reevaluate their entire conceptual framework.
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