Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Moving Physics Education Research from the Laboratory to the Classroom

Prof. Randy Knight
California State Polytechnic

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
3:30 PM @ Stirling A

Abstract:

Twenty-five years of physics education research have produced truly remarkable insights into how students learn physics as well as the very nature of the learning process. But this new knowledge must be transformed into new teaching methods and new curricular materials if it is to have widespread and lasting benefit. This talk will provide a from-the-trenches view of both the challenges and the opportunities for moving physics education research from the "laboratory" to the classroom.