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Abstract Title: Encouraging Scientific Discourse in the Introductory Physics Classroom
Abstract: One of the goals of the active-learning based introductory physics sequence for biologists at California State University San Marcos is to improve the students' ability to engage in scientific discourse.  Structuring a class to promote such interaction, and facilitating the resulting student-student and instructor-student discourse is not trivial, as the role of the instructor and student is far from traditional.  This poster will consider issues associated with teaching in such an environment, including a focus on instructor's role in best facilitating such discourse.
Abstract Type: Targeted Poster
Targeted Session: How to think and talk like a physicist?

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Charles De Leone
California State University San Marcos
Physics Department