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10/16/2014
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
567 Wilson Rd East Lansing, MI 48824
Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Create for STEM Institute at MSU
Expectations of Academic Institutions, Academic Work Skills and Responsibilities, Teaching and mentoring students, Collaboration for research/scholarship and publication

Engaging Students in Modeling Instruction by Eric Brewe

Teachers tend to teach as they were taught. From this perspective the introductory physics course is of primary concern in the preparation of physics teachers. In this presentation we provide a theoretical background on models and modeling and describe how these theoretical elements are enacted in the introductory university physics classroom. We provide both quantitative and video data to link the development of a conceptual model to the design of the learning environment and to student outcomes.