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Abstract Title: Introduction of Physics Studio Teaching in Panama
Abstract: Physics Studio teaching was recently introduced at an international and multicultural academic program of a U.S. university in Panama.  The results of introducing and implementing studio-style teaching on the conceptual understanding of calculus-based introductory physics have been measured by comparing before and during studio implementation. The research was carried over the last five years in different semesters. The measurement tool was the Force Concept Inventory.  The initial learning stage of the incoming diverse students has been found to be at a significantly lower level than the generally reported in the U.S. The normalized gain in conceptual understanding was significantly larger than in the former traditional system, and has become consistent in the last semesters. Multicultural aspects that may affect the entry level and performance enhancement are discussed.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Azael Barrera
Physics Faculty, Florida State University Panama, Republic of Panama
Bldg 927, City of Knowledge, Clayton
Panama, Non U.S.

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