Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Guided-inquiry worksheets for small groups in recitation section of intro calculus-based physics. Instructors engage groups in Socratic dialogue.

Type of Method Curriculum supplement, Tutorials
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, High School
Setting Designed for: Recitation/Discussion SessionReferences coming soon, Homework
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Large (30+ students), Lecture - Small (<30 students), Lab
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Modern / Quantum
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs TAs / LAs, Simple lab equipment, Cost for students, Tables for group work, minimal equipment for experiments, butcher paper or white boards at each table
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Using multiple representations
Can be adapted for: Problem-solving skills, Making real-world connections, Metacognition
Research Validation Based on research into: theories of how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, beliefs and attitudesReferences coming soon, attendanceReferences coming soon, performance in subsequent classesReferences coming soon
Studied using: cycle of research and redevelopmentReferences coming soon, student interviewsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon, analysis of written workReferences coming soon, research at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon, research by multiple groupsReferences coming soon, peer-reviewed publicationReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, SCL, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods ABP Tutorials, OST Tutorials, PBI, Lecture-Tutorials, QuILTs, Thermal Tutorials, Mechanics Tutorials, Tutorials
Developer(s) Lillian C. McDermott, Peter S. Shaffer and the Physics Education Group at UW
Website https://depts.washington.edu/uwpeg/tutorial
Intro Article Oersted Medal Lecture 2001: "Physics Education Research-The Key to Student Learning"