Friday, April 9, 2010

Re: Algebra based/calculus based laboratory

Some blog subscribers might be interested in post of the above title [Hake (2010)]. The abstract reads:


ABSTRACT: Jacob Blickenstaff of the Phys-L list asked (paraphrasing): "Can the same introductory laboratory activities be used in labs for both calculus-based course for physics majors and the algebra-based course for non-majors?"

To which Texas John Clement replied: "The problems of understanding the concepts are exactly the same for the calculus and algebra based courses, so labs that expose the concepts really need to be the same." I agree.

Examples of conceptually-based labs are (in alphabetical order): Bernhard's conceptual labs, Real Time Physics, Socratic Dialogue Inducing Labs, Tools for Scientific Thinking, and Tutorials jn Introductory Physics. Departing from discussion-list protocol, I give academic references to the above labs and other relevant articles.


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Hake, R.R. 2010. "Re: Algebra based/calculus based laboratory," online at Post of 9 April 2010 15:14:00-0700 to AERA-L, Net-Gold, and Phys-L. The abstract and link to the complete post are also being transmitted to various discussion lists.

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