Overview

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Overview

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

Type of Method Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, TA/faculty professional development
Can be adapted for: High School, Intro College Calculus-based, Intro College Conceptual, LA development
Setting Designed for: Recitation/Discussion SessionReferences coming soon, Homework
Can be adapted for: LabReferences coming soon, Lecture - Large (30+ students), Lecture - Small (<30 students), Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Pedagogy
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs TAs / LAs
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Making real-world connections, Using multiple representations, Building models, Metacognition, Reconcile intuitions and everyday experiences with formal physics knowledge
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: cycle of research and redevelopmentReferences 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, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, SCL, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods UW Tutorials, ABP Tutorials, Lecture-Tutorials, QuILTs, Thermal Tutorials, Mechanics Tutorials, Tutorials
Developer(s) Rachel E. Scherr and Andrew Elby
Website http://www.spu.edu/depts/physics/tcp/tadevelopment.asp
Intro Article Enabling Informed Adaptation of Reformed Instructional Materials