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ERIC Number: EJ862193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Application of the K-W-L Teaching and Learning Method to an Introductory Physics Course
Wrinkle, Cheryl Schaefer; Manivannan, Mani K.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v39 n2 p47-51 Nov 2009
The K-W-L method of teaching is a simple method that actively engages students in their own learning. It has been used with kindergarten and elementary grades to teach other subjects. The authors have successfully used it to teach physics at the college level. In their introductory physics labs, the K-W-L method helped students think about what they know about a topic and started the students questioning their own ideas about physics. After gathering data in class, the students were ready to talk about what they learned from the laboratory information. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A