Presentation on theme: "Phil Young *, Marlann Patterson *, Todd Zimmerman † * University of Wisconsin - Platteville † Madison Area Technical College Funded in part by NSF DUE."— Presentation transcript:
Phil Young *, Marlann Patterson *, Todd Zimmerman † * University of Wisconsin - Platteville † Madison Area Technical College Funded in part by NSF DUE Grant # 0633583
Platteville Engineering Physics department moving to new building MATC holds lectures and labs in same room Faculty-Flexible Lecture-Lab Instruction in Physics (FLIP)
Implement a department-wide shift towards more active learning Provide better education for students Ensure changes will stick Faculty given freedom to choose how much active learning to include
Little evidence that PER based material used Schools report difficulty maintaining PER based curriculum
Many schools try but can’t maintain active learning methods Assumptions: Need to convince instructors of need to change Instructors only need knowledge of techniques to change Many instructors have ideas more in line with PER but use more traditional techniques in the class * *C. Henderson and M. H. Dancy, Barriers to the use of research-based instructional strategies: The influence of both individual and situational characteristics, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3, 020102 2007.
Expectation of content coverage Department norms Extra prep time Student resistance Class size Room layout Cost of materials
Department Norms Cost of materials Patterson Young
Room Layout Class Size Whiteboard Two Rows of 7 Stations Projector Screen 120°
Expectation of content coverage Student resistance Prep time Use already existing PER-based Material(PERM)
Student attitude Colorado Attitude Student Survey Physic I Force Concept Inventory Physics II Conceptual Survey on Electricity and Magnetism Light and Optics Conceptual Evaluation Lab skills Measurement Uncertainty Quiz
Develop assessment of faculty beliefs and practices 1 Help choose PERM best suited to their teaching strengths and style 1 M. H. Dancy and C. Henderson, Framework for Articulating Instructional Practices and Conceptions, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3, 010103 2007.
Test PERM at Platteville and MATC Assess effectiveness of material Other institutions can use assessments, make changes, using FLIP site
Website: http://www.uwplatt.edu/~patterma/flip.html Funded in part by NSF DUE Grant # 0633583