Session T7: Excellence in Physics Education Award Session

3:30 PM–5:18 PM, Monday, April 14, 2008
Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront (formerly Adam's Mark Hotel), Room: Rose Garden

Sponsoring Unit: FEd
Chair: Leo Kadanoff, APS Past-President, University of Chicago

Abstract ID: BAPS.2008.APR.T7.3

Abstract: T7.00003 : The impact of the Washington Physics Education Group on the teaching and learning of introductory physics

4:42 PM–5:18 PM

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  Gary Gladding
    (University of Illinois)

The Washington Physics Education Group has had a significant impact on physics instruction through their development of research-based instructional materials. I will focus on the use of their \textit{Tutorials in Introductory Physics} in introductory college-level physics classes. These tutorials are designed to target the very real conceptual difficulties that these students have with classical physics topics. I will describe the design and implementation of these materials and discuss student performance data from a variety of institutions.

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