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ERIC Number: EJ829391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Towards Targeted Labwork in Physics as a Subsidiary Subject: Enhancing the Learning Efficiency by New Didactical Concepts and Media
Theyssen, Heike
European Journal of Physics, v28 n3 pS105-S114 May 2007
Physics as a subsidiary subject has to match very different objectives and to cope with a variety of students' learning conditions. Targeted labwork means that a careful choice among these objectives is made according to research outcomes. For medical students, a targeted labwork course in physics was developed. Essentially, the development was based on research outcomes from surveys among experts and investigations on the learning processes during labwork. The research outcomes were the guidelines for the development of a new didactical concept and 11 labwork sessions. They also set the benchmarks for the evaluation of the labwork course. Evaluation results gained with various methods prove the adequacy of the newly developed concept. Subsequently and closely based on the new labwork course, a hypermedia learning environment (HML) was developed and implemented in physics education for medical students. The essential differences compared to the labwork course are the media for the representation of experiments and that the HML allows for a more individual time structure of learning. Several comparative studies prove that the HML is a suitable surrogate for labwork sessions. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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