2015 Education Seminar
SEMINAR 9th Annual Physics and Astronomy Education Seminar
Jun 4, 2015 10:50 AM to Jun 4, 2015 12:00 PM at Building 8, Room 241
Three of the physics and astronomy faculty will be closing out the year’s seminar series with presentations on innovations from their classes.
Homeyra Sadaghiani: How can we help future teachers in SCI 210 to improve their scientific reasoning ability?
Abstract: Research has shown that Lawson test scores do not change much over the course of a single semester or quarter. So what does change Lawson scores? And how can we help our students to improve their reasoning skills? I have collected Lawson's Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning (LCTSR) data from several SCI 210 classes over the past seven years. I will share how our students are doing in this test and will discuss some factors that might affect their post test scores.
Nina Abramzon with Michael Daugherty-Saunders: Online integer problems for the calculus-based introductory physics course
Abstract: Integer physics problems are conceptual problems that require the input of an integer as a check for the correctness of the solution. We will present the use of Adobe Presenter to display integer problems in an interactive quiz form.
Ertan Salik: How many midterm exams should we give?
Abstract: In some of the classes I am teaching I have started giving 4 tests a quarter. I find that frequent tests make students study more regularly. In introductory physics classes, I give all these midterms online so no class time is given up. I will talk about various details on frequent test and hope to discuss possible pros and cons with the audience.
10:50 a.m. Refreshments
11:00 a.m. Seminar
Building 8 - Room 241
For further information, please call (909) 869-4014