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Physics 580 Teaching Mechanics with a Research-Based Curriculum Greg Francis (EPS 225) Jeff Adams (EPS 221) Course Schedule Monday Morning (9:00-11:50am; 121 AJM Johnson): a) Introductions and opening remarks b) Discussion of research-based curricula c) Discussion of Force Concept Inventory (FCI) and other research instruments d) Discussion of Tutorial method of instruction e) Reading Assignment: “Testing student interpretation of kinematics graphs,” R. J. Beichner, Am. J. Phys. 62 , 750-762 (1994). Monday Afternoon (2:00-5:00pm) a) Discussion of micro-computer based (MBL) labs b) MBL graphing activity c) Discussion of Beichner paper d) Reading Assignment: “Investigation of student understanding of the concept of acceleration in one dimension,” D. E. Trowbridge and L. C. McDermott, Am. J. Phys. 49 , 242-253 (1981). Tuesday Morning (9:00-11:50am; 121 AJM Johnson): a) Teaching 1-D kinematics b) Example of appropriate preparation before tutorial instruction c) Tutorial on 1-D kinematics
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