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Teaching Students to Think Like Physicists

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Date and time Apr 04, 2019
from 04:10 PM to 05:00 PM
Location 60 St.George Street MP 102
Host Pekka Sinervo

Carl Wieman

Stanford University

WiemanResearch has provided valuable insights as to the nature of physics expertise (i.e. the details of what is involved in thinking and making decisions like a physicist), and how these capabilities are developed.  These insights provide guidance for improving the teaching and measuring physics learning for all levels of university students.  I will show how to apply these concepts in a variety of different physics courses from introductory to advanced, and some of the research showing the relative effectiveness of different methods of teaching physics.  

 

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