||Tuesday, July 25|
E Meltzer, University of Washington|
206 543-2779, firstname.lastname@example.org
||Warren M. Christensen |
have been investigating student learning of concepts in thermal
physics in both introductory- and upper-level courses, and we are
developing new pedagogical strategies and curricular materials based
on this research. We will report on preliminary results from the use
of our research-based materials in the context of thermal physics
courses at both the junior/senior level (a course taken mostly by
physics majors), and at the sophomore-level (in which enrollment is
approximately 50% physics majors). Preliminary results are promising
in that some gains in performance seem to have been generated,
although there is still much room for further improvement.
||Supported in part by NSF DUE 9981140 and PHY 0406724.