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Conservation Ecology: Lessons from the physics education reform effort
Starting in 1992, introductory physics students at Indiana University were pre- and post-tested on their knowledge of general physics. Some students received standard classes of lectures and tests, while others were taught using interactive engagement (IE) techniques. The goal of the study was this: can IE methods increase the effectiveness of introductory mechanics courses? Though the study focused on physics and mechanics specifically, the techniques used can be applied in teaching other sciences. The report summarizes and analyzes the study and its findings, and also features lessons on what IE is and how to implement IE methods.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Report
Subject:
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Physics
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Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002 by the author(s). Published here under license by The Resilience Alliance.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-003
Related resources:
This resource is based on 'Interactive-engagement vs traditional methods: A six-thousand-student survey of mechanics test data for introductory physics courses'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Richard Hake
No institutional affiliation is known