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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
written by Renee Michelle Goertzen, Eric Brewe, Laird H. Kramer, Leanne Wells, and David Jones
Florida International University has undergone a reform in the introductory physics classes by focusing on the laboratory component of these classes. We present results from the secondary implementation of two research-based instructional strategies: the implementation of the Learning Assistant model as developed by the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Open Source Tutorial curriculum developed at the University of Maryland, College Park. We examine the results of the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) for introductory students over five years (n=872) and find that the mean raw gain of students in transformed lab sections was 0.243, while the mean raw gain of the traditional labs was 0.159, with a Cohen's d effect size of 0.59. Average raw gains on the FCI were 0.243 for Hispanic students and 0.213 for women in the transformed labs, indicating that these reforms are not widening the gaps between underrepresented student groups and majority groups. Our results illustrate how research-based instructional strategies can be successfully implemented in a physics department with minimal department engagement and in a sustainable manner.
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Education - Applied Research
- Curriculum Development
= Laboratory
- Pedagogy
- Teacher Preparation
= Early Teaching Experiences
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Longitudinal
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
= Reform Sustainability
- Lower Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.7.020105
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Institutionalizing Reform, Learning Assistants, Open Source Tutorials
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R. Goertzen, E. Brewe, L. Kramer, L. Wells, and D. Jones, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 7 (2), 020105 (2011), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11937&DocID=2819).
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R. Goertzen, E. Brewe, L. Kramer, L. Wells, and D. Jones, Moving toward change: Institutionalizing reform through implementation of the Learning Assistant model and Open Source Tutorials, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 7 (2), 020105 (2011), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11937&DocID=2819>.
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Goertzen, R., Brewe, E., Kramer, L., Wells, L., & Jones, D. (2011, September 6). Moving toward change: Institutionalizing reform through implementation of the Learning Assistant model and Open Source Tutorials. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 7(2), 020105. Retrieved October 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11937&DocID=2819
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Goertzen, R, E. Brewe, L. Kramer, L. Wells, and D. Jones. "Moving toward change: Institutionalizing reform through implementation of the Learning Assistant model and Open Source Tutorials." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 7, no. 2, (September 6, 2011): 020105, http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11937&DocID=2819 (accessed 21 October 2014).
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Goertzen, Renee Michelle, Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, Leanne Wells, and David Jones. "Moving toward change: Institutionalizing reform through implementation of the Learning Assistant model and Open Source Tutorials." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 7.2 (2011): 020105. 21 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11937&DocID=2819>.
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