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Toolbox of activities to support students in a physics gateway course
written by Calvin S. Kalman and Shelley Rohar
This paper presents a set of activities, which scaffolds students to succeed in the standard Physics gateway course. The set of instructional activities that were designed included four distinct components: reflective writing, collaborative groups, critiques, and an essay question on the examination. Each activity was designed to lead into and connect with the other activities, with the intention that students would establish links between different parts of the course. Implementation was studied at three postsecondary institutions. The results demonstrate that the combination of instructional activities were successful in scaffolding the students and getting them to view the course in a holistic manner.
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Education - Basic Research
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- Communication
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10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.020111
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Keywords:
collaborative groups, critiques, essays, instructional activity design, reflective writing
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Metadata instance created February 27, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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January 20, 2012 by Vince Kuo
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C. Kalman and S. Rohar, , Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6 (2), 020111 (2010), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10753&DocID=2204).
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C. Kalman and S. Rohar, Toolbox of activities to support students in a physics gateway course, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6 (2), 020111 (2010), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10753&DocID=2204>.
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Kalman, C., & Rohar, S. (2010, August 31). Toolbox of activities to support students in a physics gateway course. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6(2), 020111. Retrieved May 24, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10753&DocID=2204
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Kalman, Calvin, and Shelley Rohar. "Toolbox of activities to support students in a physics gateway course." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6, no. 2, (August 31, 2010): 020111, https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10753&DocID=2204 (accessed 24 May 2024).
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Kalman, Calvin, and Shelley Rohar. "Toolbox of activities to support students in a physics gateway course." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6.2 (2010): 020111. 24 May 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10753&DocID=2204>.
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@article{ Author = "Calvin Kalman and Shelley Rohar", Title = {Toolbox of activities to support students in a physics gateway course}, Journal = {Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res.}, Volume = {6}, Number = {2}, Pages = {020111}, Month = {August}, Year = {2010} }
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