Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit
Printable Overview (Beta)
Guided-inquiry worksheets that students work through in small groups, typically in a recitation section. Instructors circulate through the room and engage with students in Socratic dialog, leading students to discover the answers to their own questions. There are many types of tutorials in different subjects (see similar methods).
|Type of Method||Curriculum supplement, Tutorials|
|Level||Designed for: Any|
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students), Studio
|Coverage||Many topics with less depth|
|Topics||Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Modern / Quantum, Astronomy|
|Resource Needs||Teaching Assistants / Learning Assistants, Tables arranged for group work|
Conceptual understanding of physics content
Can be adapted for: Problem-solving skills, Connecting conceptual and mathematical understanding, Understanding how physics relates to the real world, Think like a scientist, Reflecting on one's own learning, Self-confidence around physics, Enjoyment of physics, Laboratory skills, Representing knowledge in multiple ways, Designing experiments
Based on research into:
how students learn,
student ideas about specific topics
Demonstrated to improve: scores on multiple choice conceptual tests, scores on written conceptual tests
Studied using: conceptual pre/post exams, student interviews, classroom observations, video of students, research conducted at multiple institutions, research conducted by someone other than developers
|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, OST Tutorials, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, Lecture-Tutorials, Astro Ranking Tasks, MBL, New Model Course, CPU, SCL, TEFA, CU Modern, CU E&M, CU QM, QuILTs, IQP, Thermal Tutorials, Mechanics Tutorials, Paradigms, Tools for Scientific Thinking, Clickers|
|Similar Methods||UW Tutorials, ABP Tutorials, OST Tutorials, Lecture-Tutorials, QuILTs, Thermal Tutorials, Mechanics Tutorials|
To find out more about specific sets of tutorials, follow the links under Similar Methods above.
For more information about tutorials in general, see the University of Maryland page on facilitating tutorials.