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Abstract Title: Using Project-based Learning to Teach an Integrated Calculus-Physics Course
Abstract: This poster will describe a case study involving an integrated calculus-physics course that has been taught at Creighton University since 2011 using project-based learning pedagogy.  The course consists of calculus II paired with general physics I (mechanics) in the fall, following by calculus III (multi-variable) paired with general physics II (E&M and waves), and is team-taught by faculty members from both mathematics and physics.    The effectiveness of project-based pedagogy in such a course will be described, as well as lessons learned regarding project-design and student teaming.  A chief component of the course is the deliberate and methodological development of student self-directed and self-regulated learning skills.  Student reflections and data from a newly developed self-directed learning survey will be presented.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Gintaras Duda
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Physics Department
Omaha, NE 68178
Phone: 402-280-5730
Fax: 402-280-2140