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Designing, implementing and assessing guided-inquiry based tutorials in introductory physics
Doughty, Leanne
This work concerns the development of instruction to address identified difficulties students have in introductory physics courses. Tests were designed to investigate students' conceptual understanding and use of mathematical tools in an electromagnetism context, and students understanding of the relationship between position, velocity, and acceleration, and the graphing of these quantities with time in the context of simple harmonic motion. The resulting instruction specifically tackles difficulties discovered after initial testing, and takes the form of structured worksheets which students complete in small groups, with tutors acting as facilitators. Through the comparison of students answers to pretest and post test questions the effectiveness of the developed instruction has been assessed.
Keyword(s): Physics education; Electromagnetism, Guided inquiry, Integration, Dot product
Publication Date:
2013
Type: Doctoral thesis
Peer-Reviewed: No
Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Doughty, Leanne (2013) Designing, implementing and assessing guided-inquiry based tutorials in introductory physics. PhD thesis, Dublin City University.
Publisher(s): Dublin City University. Center for the Advancement of Science Teaching and Learning (CASTeL); Dublin City University. School of Physical Sciences
File Format(s): application/pdf
Supervisor(s): van Kampen, Paul
McLoughlin, Eilish
Related Link(s): http://doras.dcu.ie/19394/1/Final_Version_Leanne_Doughty.pdf
First Indexed: 2013-12-06 05:21:16 Last Updated: 2015-03-23 05:08:25