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Arizona State University, Modeling Instruction Program


  • Megowan-Romanowicz, Colleen

The Modeling Instruction Program is dedicated to

    * Research-based reform of physics instruction at all grade levels
    * Sustained professional growth and support for physics teachers

This page serves as a portal to various components of the program. The approach to reform of curriculum design and teaching methodology has been guided by a Modeling Theory of Physics Instruction, the focus of educational research by David Hestenes and collaborators since 1980. Implementation through Modeling Workshops for high school teachers has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation from 1989 to 2005. The documented success of the workshops and the enthusiastic response of the teachers has stimulated institutionalization and expansion of the program through increased involvement of university physics departments.