home - login - register

Journal Article Detail Page

American Journal of Physics
written by Sheila Tobias and Richard Hake
Ten nonphysical-science professors studied Newton's laws for a 3-week period along with 323 students in a noncalculus-based introductory physics course for science majors. The course contained innovations described in an earlier article [R. R. Hake, Am. J. Phys. 55, 878 (1987)]. Pre- and post-course mechanics exams indicated substantial increase in conceptual understanding for both professors and students over that obtained by students subjected to conventional instruction. The perspectives of the professorial peers on the innovations and various other aspects of the course are quoted at some length. Their major suggestions for instructional improvement of introductory physics courses are: (1) slow the pace at which topics are covered; (2) relate all educational activities to precisely stated course objectives; (3) devote some lecture time to setup and solution of problems with emphasis on models and strategy; (4) use a pedagogically advanced textbook; (5) relate abstract concepts to everyday concrete phenomena as achieved in demonstrations, "The Mechanical Universe" videotapes, and labs of the Socratic dialogue-inducing (SDI) type; (6) teach the course with much smaller lecture sections and with greatly increased faculty-student interaction.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 56, Issue 9, Pages 786-794
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Curriculum Development
= Course
- Pedagogy
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Instructor Guide/Manual
- Reference Material
= Research study
PER-Central Type Intended Users Ratings
- PER Literature
- Educators
- Professional/Practitioners
- Researchers
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Formats:
text/html
application/pdf
application/postscript
Access Rights:
Available by subscription
Restriction:
© 1988 American Journal of Physics
Additional information is available.
DOI:
10.1119/1.15486
Keyword:
teaching physics
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created July 14, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
Record Updated:
September 25, 2007 by Rebecca Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
September 1, 1988
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
S. Tobias and R. Hake, Am. J. Phys. 56 (9), 786 (1988), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.15486).
AJP/PRST-PER
S. Tobias and R. Hake, Professors as physics students: What can they teach us?, Am. J. Phys. 56 (9), 786 (1988), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.15486>.
APA Format
Tobias, S., & Hake, R. (1988, September 1). Professors as physics students: What can they teach us?. Am. J. Phys., 56(9), 786-794. Retrieved June 4, 2020, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.15486
Chicago Format
Tobias, Shiela, and Richard Hake. "Professors as physics students: What can they teach us?." Am. J. Phys. 56, no. 9, (September 1, 1988): 786-794, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.15486 (accessed 4 June 2020).
MLA Format
Tobias, Shiela, and Richard Hake. "Professors as physics students: What can they teach us?." Am. J. Phys. 56.9 (1988): 786-794. 4 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.15486>.
BibTeX Export Format
@article{ Author = "Shiela Tobias and Richard Hake", Title = {Professors as physics students: What can they teach us?}, Journal = {Am. J. Phys.}, Volume = {56}, Number = {9}, Pages = {786-794}, Month = {September}, Year = {1988} }
Refer Export Format

%A Shiela Tobias
%A Richard Hake
%T Professors as physics students: What can they teach us?
%J Am. J. Phys.
%V 56
%N 9
%D September 1, 1988
%P 786-794
%U http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.15486
%O text/html

EndNote Export Format

%0 Journal Article
%A Tobias, Shiela
%A Hake, Richard
%D September 1, 1988
%T Professors as physics students: What can they teach us?
%J Am. J. Phys.
%V 56
%N 9
%P 786-794
%8 September 1, 1988
%U http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.15486


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The AJP/PRST-PER presented is based on the AIP Style with the addition of journal article titles and conference proceeding article titles.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Save to my folders

Contribute

Similar Materials