Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Activities for upper-level physics that can be incorporated into a standard course or used as part of a restructuring of the undergraduate curriculum.

Type of Method Instructional strategy, Full curriculum, Curriculum supplement, Computer simulations
Level Designed for: Intermediate, Upper-level
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Small (<30 students), Recitation/Discussion Session, Lab, Homework
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Large (30+ students), Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Modern / Quantum, Mathematical
Instructor Effort High
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understanding, Problem-solving skills, Lab skills, Making real-world connections, Using multiple representations
Can be adapted for: Metacognition
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: retention of studentsReferences coming soon
Studied using: student interviewsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon, video of studentsReferences coming soon, analysis of written workReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, JiTT, CGPS, Physlets, SCALE-UP, OSP, LA Program, CAE TPS, CPU, TEFA, CU Modern, CU E&M, CU QM, QuILTs, Thermal Tutorials, Mechanics Tutorials, PI QM, Tutorials, Clickers, Responsive Teaching
Similar Methods CU E&M, CU QM
Developer(s) Oregon State University Physics Department
Website http://physics.oregonstate.edu/paradigms