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Seeing quantum mechanics: The role of quantum experiments
written by Victoria Borish, Alexandra Werth, and Heather J. Lewandowski
The second quantum revolution has prompted not only research in quantum science and technology, but also research on how best to educate students who may enter this burgeoning field. Much of the conversation around quantum science education has focused on students' conceptual learning or skills desired by potential employers; there has been an absence of work understanding how laboratory courses and experiments contribute to undergraduate quantum education. To begin understanding the role quantum experiments may play, we surveyed instructors who implement experiments with single and entangled photons in undergraduate lab courses and found that one of the most important learning goals was to "see quantum mechanics in real life.'' To better understand this goal, we interviewed 15 of the surveyed instructors asking what seeing quantum mechanics means to them and why they believe it is an important part of students' education. We present emergent themes from a qualitative coding analysis of these interviews, which begin to elucidate how instructors think about seeing quantum mechanics and what learning goals instructors hope seeing quantum mechanics---and working with quantum experiments more generally---will help students achieve.
Physics Education Research Conference 2022
Part of the PER Conference series
Grand Rapids, MI: July 13-14, 2022
Pages 57-63
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Curriculum Development
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Education - Basic Research
- Sample Population
= Instructor: Faculty
- Teacher Characteristics
= Affect
Optics
- Modern Optics
= Photons
Quantum Physics
- Entanglement and Quantum Information
- Quantum Experiments
- Graduate/Professional
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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Metadata instance created September 7, 2022 by Lyle Barbato
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V. Borish, A. Werth, and H. Lewandowski, Seeing quantum mechanics: The role of quantum experiments, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, 2022, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16209&DocID=5578>.
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Borish, V., Werth, A., & Lewandowski, H. (2022, July 13-14). Seeing quantum mechanics: The role of quantum experiments. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16209&DocID=5578
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Borish, V, A. Werth, and H. Lewandowski. "Seeing quantum mechanics: The role of quantum experiments." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, July 13-14, 2022. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16209&DocID=5578 (accessed 20 April 2024).
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Borish, Victoria, Alexandra Werth, and Heather J. Lewandowski. "Seeing quantum mechanics: The role of quantum experiments." Physics Education Research Conference 2022. Grand Rapids, MI: 2022. 57-63 of PER Conference. 20 Apr. 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16209&DocID=5578>.
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