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Keywords

Physics -- Computer-assisted instruction; Physics -- Study and teaching (Secondary)

Abstract

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

2008

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Lawrence Escalada

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Date Original

2008

Object Description

1 PDF file (65 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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