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A Physics 256 Case Study: Incorporating research-based teaching techniques into an upper-level course

Andrew Since the 80s, physics education research (PER) has suggested that students gain and retain physics knowledge better in an interactive environment. While this research has mainly focused on large first-year courses, more recent work shows that interactive teaching techniques are impactful in upper-level courses as well. I will discuss interactive techniques that can be incorporated without excessive time and effort, using Physics 256: Intro to Quantum Physics as a case study. Before the talk, please take a short, anonymous quiz to help shape this discussion: