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dc.contributor.authorBaily, Charles
dc.contributor.authorFinkelstein, Noah D.
dc.contributor.editorRebello, N. Sanjay
dc.contributor.editorEngelhardt, Paula V.
dc.contributor.editorSingh, Chandralekha
dc.identifier.citationBaily , C & Finkelstein , N D 2012 , Interpretive themes in quantum physics : curriculum development and outcomes . in N S Rebello , P V Engelhardt & C Singh (eds) , 2011 Physics Education Research Conference . AIP Conference Proceedings , vol. 1413 , American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, USA , pp. 107-110 , Physics Education Research Conference 2011 , Omaha, Nebraska , United States , 3/08/11 .
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dc.description.abstractA common learning goal for modern physics instructors is for students to recognize a difference between the experimental uncertainty of classical physics and the fundamental uncertainty of quantum mechanics. Our prior work has shown that student perspectives on the physical interpretation of quantum mechanics can be characterized, and are differentially influenced by the myriad ways instructors approach interpretive themes in their introductory courses. We report how a transformed modern physics curriculum (recently implemented at the University of Colorado) has positively impacted student perspectives on quantum physics, by making questions of classical and quantum reality a central theme of the course, but also by making the beliefs of students (and not just those of scientists) an explicit topic of discussion.
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Physics
dc.relation.ispartof2011 Physics Education Research Conferenceen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAIP Conference Proceedingsen
dc.rightsCopyright 2012 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The article appeared in AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, pp. 107-110 and may be found at
dc.subjectPhysics education researchen
dc.subjectquantum mechanicsen
dc.subjectmodern physicsen
dc.subjectcurriculum developmenten
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.titleInterpretive themes in quantum physics : curriculum development and outcomesen
dc.typeConference itemen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Physics and Astronomyen

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