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Prelecture Questions and Conceptual Testing in Undergraduate Condensed Matter Courses
written by C. D. Porter, Abigail M. Bogdan, and Andrew F. Heckler
Prelecture questions have long been used in a variety of courses within STEM to motivate prelecture reading and to help class time be used more efficiently. It is difficult to incorporate prelecture questions into many advanced topics courses and to determine their effectiveness, due to the necessary content knowledge within specialized areas, and due to the small number of students enrolled in these courses. Here, we report on the implementation of a set of approximately 110 prelecture questions over two years of instruction in a special topics course in condensed matter physics. We report quantitatively on student difficulties with different prelecture questions and on their improvement on a survey of condensed matter concepts given at the beginning and end of the course. We report qualitatively on interviews with students in a graduate condensed matter course.
Physics Education Research Conference 2017
Part of the PER Conference series
Cincinnati, OH: July 26-27, 2017
Pages 320-323
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Education - Applied Research
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
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Modern Physics
- Condensed Matter
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1119/perc.2017.pr.075
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1420451
Keywords:
Hall effect, PERC 2017, band structure, magnetic ordering
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Metadata instance created February 26, 2018 by Lyle Barbato
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March 1, 2018 by Bruce Mason
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C. Porter, A. Bogdan, and A. Heckler, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14634&DocID=4811).
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C. Porter, A. Bogdan, and A. Heckler, Prelecture Questions and Conceptual Testing in Undergraduate Condensed Matter Courses, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14634&DocID=4811>.
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Porter, C., Bogdan, A., & Heckler, A. (2017, July 26-27). Prelecture Questions and Conceptual Testing in Undergraduate Condensed Matter Courses. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved August 17, 2018, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14634&DocID=4811
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Porter, C, A. Bogdan, and A. Heckler. "Prelecture Questions and Conceptual Testing in Undergraduate Condensed Matter Courses." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14634&DocID=4811 (accessed 17 August 2018).
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Porter, Chris D., Abigail Bogdan, and Andrew F. Heckler. "Prelecture Questions and Conceptual Testing in Undergraduate Condensed Matter Courses." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 320-323 of PER Conference. 17 Aug. 2018 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14634&DocID=4811>.
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