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Interactive Lecture Demonstrations: Effectiveness in Teaching Concepts
  Location: HC 3027
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.2
  Time: 9:00 AM -9:30 AM
  Author: Ronald Thornton
Center for Science and Math Teaching, Tufts University
617-627-2825, csmt@tufts.edu
  Co-Author(s): David R. Sokoloff
  Abstract: The effectiveness of Interactive Lecture Demonstrations in teaching physics concepts has been studied using physics education research-based, multiple-choice conceptual evaluations.1 Results of such studies will be presented. These results should be encouraging to those who wish to improve conceptual learning in lecture.
  Footnotes: 1. David R. Sokoloff and Ronald K. Thornton, ?Using Interactive Lecture Demonstrations to Create an Active Learning Environment,? Phys. Teach. 35, 340 (1997).
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