Course Reform at PhysTEC Sites
Ball State University
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Florida International University
Seattle Pacific University
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Western Michigan University
Tutorials in Introductory Physics – a rigorously tested supplementary program developed by Lillian C. McDermott’s group at the University of Washington to enhance concept development in introductory physics.
Peer Instruction – Small group discussion of conceptual questions promote active engagement; developed by Eric Mazur at Harvard; typically used with “clickers.”
Physics and Everyday Thinking (PET) – a highly interactive, hands-on introductory course suitable for preservice elementary teachers; developed by Fred Goldberg at San Diego State University
Powerful Ideas in Physical Science (PIPS) – a six-volume inquiry-based curriculum from AAPT for future elementary teachers.
The Physics Suite: Activity Based Physics – an assembly of activity-based materials, grounded in PER, by leading physics education reformers and curriculum developers.
Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite – an instructors' guide to The Physics Suite, with the PER basis explained and additional tools presented; by Edward F. Redish, University of Maryland.
Real Time Physics – developed by David Sokoloff of University of Oregon, Ron Thornton of Tufts University, and Priscilla Laws of Dickinson College.
Workshop Physics – a lecture-free approach with learning through activities and observations, developed by Priscilla Laws.
Interactive Lecture Demonstrations – demonstrations that involve students in making and testing predictions; developed by David Sokoloff and Ron Thornton.
Just-in-Time Teaching – an internet-based approach that builds instruction around questions posed to students the night before each class, developed by Gregor Novak at IU-PUI and Evelyn Patterson of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Matter and Interactions – a first-principles approach that develops and applies the atomic model, by Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood, North Carolina State.