Chapter 11: Six Ideas That Shaped Physics: Rethinking Introductory Physics

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Chapter 11: Six Ideas That Shaped Physics: Rethinking Introductory Physics

Editors

Mark A. McDaniel, Regina F. Frey, Susan M. Fitzpatrick, & Henry L. Roediger III

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Description

Six Ideas That Shaped Physics is a comprehensive set of text materials, instructor resources, and web-based tools whose goal is to enable professors to pursue an innovative, activity-based approach to teaching introductory calculus-based physics course (even in situations where large classrooms are the norm). This chapter will describe what makes the Six Ideas approach distinctive, with special emphasis on why (in any STEM discipline) choosing appropriate instructional metaphors and constructing an interlocking, self-consistent course design is essential: all course elements (the textbook, class activities, homework, and exams) must work coherently together to produce genuine learning. I will also describe how this course design was adapted for use at Washington University in St. Louis and report on student outcomes there and elsewhere.

Document Type

Chapter

DOI

10.7936/K7JW8BSN

ISBN

978-1-941823-00-2 (MOBI), 978-1-941823-01-9 (ePub), 978-1-941823-02-6 (PDF)

Publication Date

9-10-2014

Publisher

Washington University Libraries

City

Saint Louis

Disciplines

Cognitive Neuroscience | Cognitive Psychology | Educational Psychology | Engineering Education | Higher Education | Higher Education and Teaching | Physics | Science and Mathematics Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development

Comments

Chapter 11, Integrating Cognitive Science with Innovative Teaching in STEM Disciplines. Chapter DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7936/K7JW8BSN. Link to complete book available at: http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/books/9/

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