Research-based course materials and assessments for upper-division electrodynamics (E&M II)
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Favorable outcomes from ongoing research at the University of Colorado Boulder on student learning in junior-level electrostatics (E&M I) have led us to extend this work to upper-division electrodynamics (E&M II). We describe here our development of a set of research-based instructional materials designed to actively engage students during lecture (including clicker questions and other in-class activities); and an instrument for assessing whether our faculty-consensus learning goals are being met. We also discuss preliminary results from several recent implementations of our transformed curriculum, plans for the dissemination and further refinement of these materials, and offer some insights into student difficulties in advanced undergraduate electromagnetism.
Baily , C , Dubson , M & Pollock , S J 2013 , Research-based course materials and assessments for upper-division electrodynamics (E &M II) . in P V Engelhardt , A D Churukian & N S Rebello (eds) , 2012 Physics Education Research Conference . AIP Conference Proceedings , vol. 1513 , American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, USA , pp. 54-57 , Physics Education Research Conference 2012 , Philadelphia, PA , United States , 1/08/12 . DOI: 10.1063/1.4789650conference
2012 Physics Education Research Conference
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