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Abstract Title: Tutorials in Introductory Physics: A Mexican Experience
Abstract: This paper will describe how physics courses are taught for Mexican engineering students in a large private university in Mexico with a particular student population and with a different academic structure than American universities. The courses are designed to use Tutorials in Introductory Physics from the University of Washington as the main educational strategy, although some other active-learning methods, for instance Peer Instruction and Context Rich Problems, are used. The assessment of learning is based on the use of standard tests such as the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) and the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism (CSEM). In some courses the attitudes and expectations of students have been assessed with the Maryland Physics Expectations Survey (MPEX). This report will present results of the implementation and learning of students, and will describe how professors have adopted these strategies.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Genaro Zavala
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey
E. Garza Sada 2501
Monterrey, Non U.S. 64849
Phone: 528181048444
and Co-Presenter(s)
Hugo Alarcon, Carlos Hinojosa, & Gustavo Quintanilla,
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey