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Abstract Title: Teaching physics in a prison: lessons learnt
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Abstract: People incarcerated in prisons face extreme challenges in their quest to gain access to higher education. It is important to keep the most under-served population of our communities in mind, while efforts are made in making Physics education more inclusive. Teaching college-level Physics in a non-traditional setting inside a prison environment necessitates adapting the curriculum and pedagogy of established Physics courses on college/university campuses. I will describe some of the challenges involved in doing so, and the lessons learnt from mentoring students inside the prison, from organizing workshops, and from teaching a for-credit college Physics course, all as part of a prison education program named Education Justice Project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Session Time: Poster Session 2
Poster Number: II-18

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Adithya Kuchibhotla
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign