Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

A sequence of introductory, activity-based, laboratory courses that integrate the use of guided-inquiry techniques with self-directed projects.

Type of Method Full curriculum
Level Designed for: Intro College ConceptualReferences coming soon
Setting Designed for: StudioReferences coming soon
Coverage Few topics with great depth
Topics Mechanics, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs TAs / LAs, Computers for students, Advanced lab equipment, Tables for group work, Studio classroom
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Lab skills, Making real-world connections, Designing experiments
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
Studied using: student interviewsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods PhET, Physlets, SCALE-UP, OSP, LA Program, MBL, CPU
Similar Methods Workshop Physics, SCALE-UP, MBL
Developer(s) David P. Jackson, Priscilla W. Laws, and Scott V. Franklin
Website http://physics.dickinson.edu/~eip_web/eip_homepage.html