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Abstract Title: Development and evaluation of large-enrollment, active-learning physics curriculum
Abstract: We report on the development and evaluation of Learning Physics (LEP), a new curriculum adapted from Physics and Everyday Thinking (PET). PET is an inquiry-based, hands-on, physical science curriculum that was developed for small enrollment discussion/lab settings. The Learning Physics (LEP) curriculum maintains the same research-based learning principles as PET but is suitable for classes taught in lecture format. LEP incorporates both videos of experiments and hands-on activities that students can perform on small desks typical of lecture settings. LEP also incorporates assignments where students submit written work and evaluate each other using a web-based system. This paper describes the curriculum, and presents LEP students' content performance and views about science. Outcomes are compared to students in courses using PET.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Fred Goldberg
San Diego State University, Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education
San Diego, CA 92120
and Co-Presenter(s)
Edward Price, California State University San Marcos
Steve Robinson, Tennessee Technological University
Danielle Harlow, University of California Santa Barbara
Michael McKean, SDSU Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education
Steven Keene, California State University San Marcos
Kornel Czarnocki, California State University San Marcos

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