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Abstract Title: Differences between Adapted Modeling Instruction and lecture in Introductory Mechanics
Abstract: Modeling Instruction (MI) in physics has been shown to improve student outcomes over standard lectures across a variety of metrics. However, MI is not commonly implemented at the university level. As is typical, Drexel does not have an ideal classroom setting for MI, which was developed with the intention of use in an integrated lab/lecture. At Drexel we are in the initial phase of adapting MI to accommodate such constraints, with a preliminarily apparent cost of efficacy. To evaluate the implementation in introductory mechanics, we compare DFW rates, grades in the course and on exams, and responses on FCI and C-LASS. Overall, the nascent implementation of MI compared to traditional methods does not reflect the overwhelming success of MI. We will investigate further modifications in future iterations to improve the uptake of MI in traditional settings.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A45

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jacob Wikowsky
Drexel University
101 s 39th st
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 3039995500
and Co-Presenter(s)
Eric Brewe, Drexel University