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Teaching Students to Think Like Physicists

Wieman Research 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.