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Abstract Title: Efficacy of "A-La-Carte" Research-Based Curricular Elements
Abstract: Many studies have shown the benefits of student-centered, interactive curricula when compared to traditional lecture approaches. However, wholesale adoption of research-based pedagogies may not respect differences in instructional resources across institutions. We are developing a first-semester, calculus-based physics course that combines elements from several research-based curricula. Students' conceptual understandings were measured using the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) and showed significant gains for the modified course as compared to the traditional lecture course. We see that adopting elements of several different curricula may retain a positive impact on student learning.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Kevin Goering
University of Memphis
216 Manning Hall
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 949-463-8188
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Dr. Elizabeth Gire, University of Memphis

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