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ERIC Number: EJ910333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Teaching and Learning Physics: A Model for Coordinating Physics Instruction, Outreach, and Research
Finkelstein, Noah D.
Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v4 n2 p1-17 Sep 2004
This paper describes the development of a new university physics course designed to integrate physics, education, research, and community partnerships. The coordinated system of activities links the new course to local community efforts in pre-college education, university education, university outreach, and research on teaching and learning. As documented both by gains on conceptual surveys and by qualitative analyses of field-notes and audiotapes of class, the course facilitates student learning of physics, as well as student mastery of theories and practices of teaching and learning physics. Simultaneously, the course supports university efforts in community outreach and creates a rich environment for education research. The following narrative describes the motivation, structure, implementation, effectiveness, and potential for extending and sustaining this alternative model for university level science education. (Contains 2 figures and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A