Combining two reform curricula: An example from a course with well-prepared students

Beth A. Lindsey, Amy Y. Liu

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Abstract

Many studies have separately documented the benefits of research-based curricula and pedagogical methods. Here, we report on the effects of adopting a reform curriculum (Matter and Interactions) in conjunction with a pedagogical tool designed and validated in the context of a traditional treatment of mechanics (Tutorials in Introductory Physics). We document the need for targeted interactive engagement materials (such as the tutorials) even in a course with a population of students who are extremely well-prepared in physics. We describe the modifications necessary to successfully incorporate Tutorials in Introductory Physics into a course using Matter and Interactions, and we present data documenting the success of this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-553
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume81
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2013

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In: American Journal of Physics, Vol. 81, No. 7, 18.06.2013, p. 545-553.

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