Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Physics -- Computer-assisted instruction; Physics -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Physics education is currently undergoing a face lift. The lecture should no longer be the primary mode of instruction because students are not actively participating. For effective learning to occur, the students need to be engaged, not passive listeners (Knight, 2005). Student-centered classrooms are becoming more common, but there is still work to be done. For a student-centered classroom to be effective, the students must construct their own understanding with the teacher acting as a 'guide. Physics instructors are responsible .for .making the classroom a user friendly environment for students to explore the basic concepts of physics and to develop .a conceptual understanding of physics.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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©2008 Jennifer A. Strohbehn
Strohbehn, Jennifer A., "Going beyond cookbook labs : computer-based laboratory tools in the high school physics classroom" (2008). Graduate Research Papers. 1604.