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Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Flipped Classrooms, Peer Instruction and Interactive Learning: Can It Work for You and Your Students?

Prof. James Fraser
Department of Physics, Queen's University

Friday, October 5, 2012
1:30 PM @ Stirling A


"In recent years, physicists and physics educators have realized that many students learn very little physics from traditional lectures." -- so starts an article written by Harvard Prof. Eric Mazur and co-workers (accessible through the link below). Last November, Eric gave a passionate physics department colloquium about the challenges with traditional lecturing and the alternative approaches he has researched over the last 20 years. This colloquium will discuss a specific implementation of these techniques in a first year course, as well as our attempts to quantify the successes and failures along the way. To make this colloquium useful for you, please do the quick survey online by 11PM Oct. 4, 2012 accessible through We need your responses to create a colloquium that will directly address your concerns and questions.