Physics Education Research at CU-Boulder




Talks and posters from PER@C by author. (back to papers)

 

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   » Noah Finkelstein      

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   » Lauren Kost-Smith      

   » Sam McKagan      

   » Kathy Perkins      

   » Noah Podolefsky      

   » Steve Pollock      

   » Chandra Turpen      

   » Ben Van Dusen      

   » Carl Wieman      

   » Bethany Wilcox      

   » Ben Zwickl      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Wendy Adams  » Bio  » Papers » Dissertation

"Developing and Researching PhET simulations for Teaching Quantum Mechanics."
Sam McKagan, Kathy Perkins, Wendy Adams, Michael Dubson, Chris Malley, Sam Reid, Ron LeMaster, Carl Wieman. Gordon Research Conference on Physics Education Research and AAPT National Meeting 2008. slides

"Teaching Quantum Mechanics with PhET Simulations."
Sam McKagan, Katherine Perkins, Wendy Adams, Danielle Harlow, Michael Dubson, Chris Malley, Sam Reid, Ron LeMaster, Carl Wieman. AAPT National Meeting 2006. poster

"Analogical Scaffolding of Abstract Ideas in Physics"
N.S. Podolefsky, W.K. Adams, and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2004. poster

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Charles Baily  » Bio  » Papers » Dissertation

"Transforming Upper-Division Electrodynamics"
Charles Baily, Michael Dubson and Steven J. Pollock, Contributed Poster, AAPT National Meeting/PERC 2012. handout

"Research-Based Approaches to Transforming Upper-Division Physics Courses"
Charles Baily, Invited Talk, Colorado School of Mines (4/12/12). slides

"Modern Experiments on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics"
Charles Baily, Invited Talk, University of California, Santa Barbara (2/7/12). slides

"Interpretive Themes in Undergraduate Quantum Physics Courses"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, Invited Talk, Quantum Information Journal Club, NIST (10/13/11). slides

"Interpretive Themes in Quantum Physics"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, Contributed Poster, AAPT National Meeting/PERC 2011. poster

"Making a Science of Science Education - Transforming undergraduate physics classes using research in physics education"
Charles Baily, Invited Talk, University of California, Merced (2/25/11). slides

"Interpretation in Quantum Physics as Hidden Curriculum"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, Contributed Poster, AAPT National Meeting/PERC 2010. poster, handout

"Understanding and Teaching Quantum Interpretations in Modern Physics Courses"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, Contributed Poster, AAPT National Meeting/PERC 2009. poster

"Atomic Modeling in the Early 20th Century: 1904-1913"
Charles Baily, Contributed Talk, 24th Regional Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science, Boulder, CO (10/12/08). slides

"Student Perspectives in Quantum Physics"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, Contributed Poster, AAPT National Meeting/PERC 2008. poster

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Stephanie Chasteen  » Bio  » Papers

Clicker and learning goal workshops Description and slides

Materials for clicker and learning goal workshops available here

Slides and handouts from many presentations and workshops available here

All presentations and talks (no slides or handouts) list

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Mike Dubson  » Bio » Papers

"Do Good Students Have Good Homework Habits? And how do HW habits of men and women compare"
Bryan Kaufman and Michael Dubson. AAPT National Meeting 2009. slides

"Developing and Researching PhET simulations for Teaching Quantum Mechanics."
Sam McKagan, Kathy Perkins, Wendy Adams, Michael Dubson, Chris Malley, Sam Reid, Ron LeMaster, Carl Wieman. Gordon Research Conference on Physics Education Research and AAPT National Meeting 2008. slides

"Teaching Quantum Mechanics with PhET Simulations."
Sam McKagan, Katherine Perkins, Wendy Adams, Danielle Harlow, Michael Dubson, Chris Malley, Sam Reid, Ron LeMaster, Carl Wieman. AAPT National Meeting 2006. poster

"Clicker Use in Upper-Level Physics Courses"
Invited talk at the APS March Meeting 2008, New Orleans. slides

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Noah Finkelstein  » Bio » Papers

"Studying Change in STEM Higher Education"
N.D. Finkelstein, C. Henderson & A. Beach, Invited talk, APLU SMTI Leadership Collaborative, Miami, Florida, January, 2010. slides

"How to teach with analogies: A research based approach"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting 2007.

"Teaching Physics With Analogies: An Example From Electromagnetic Waves"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed Poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2007, and AAPT National Meeting 2007 poster

"Investigating the Source of the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics,"
L Kost, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, Physics Education Research Conference 2007 poster and paper (in review)

"Comparing Explicit and Implicit Teaching of Multiple Representation Use in Physics Problem Solving."
P. B. Kohl, D. Rosengrant, and N. D. Finkelstein. Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting 2006. slides

"Teaching EM Waves Via Analogy"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed poster, AAPT National Meeting 2006. poster

"Reframing Analogy: framing, blending, and representations as mechanism of learning by analogy"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2006. poster

"Comparing Explicit and Implicit Teaching of Multiple Representation Use in Physics Problem Solving."
P. B. Kohl, D. Rosengrant, and N. D. Finkelstein. Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2006. poster

"Sustaining Reform: A Qualitative Study of Professors Beliefs and Classroom Practices."
Chandra Turpen, Noah FInkelstein, and Steven Pollock, AAPT National Meeting 2006. poster

"Analogical scaffolding – a research based model of learning abstract ideas in physics"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2005. poster

"Johnny Doesn’t Read the Textbook – and He’s Getting an A"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed poster, AAPT National Meeting 2005. poster

"Suzie Doesn’t Read the Textbook – And She’s Getting an A"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed talk, 2005 Four Corners meeting of the American Physical Society, and AAPT National Meeting 2005.

"The effect of educational environment on representational competence in introductory physics."
P. B. Kohl and N. D. Finkelstein. Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting 2005. slides

"The effect of instructional environment on student representational competence."
P. B. Kohl and N. D. Finkelstein. Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2005. poster

"Analogical Scaffolding of Abstract Ideas in Physics"
N.S. Podolefsky, W.K. Adams, and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2004. poster

"Are students good at choosing representational formats for problem solving in physics?"
P. B. Kohl and N. D. Finkelstein. Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting 2004. slides

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Pat Kohl  » Bio  » Papers  » Dissertation

"Comparing Explicit and Implicit Teaching of Multiple Representation Use in Physics Problem Solving."
P. B. Kohl, D. Rosengrant, and N. D. Finkelstein. Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting 2006. slides

"Comparing Explicit and Implicit Teaching of Multiple Representation Use in Physics Problem Solving."
P. B. Kohl, D. Rosengrant, and N. D. Finkelstein. Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2006. poster

"The effect of educational environment on representational competence in introductory physics."
P. B. Kohl and N. D. Finkelstein. Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting 2005. slides

"The effect of instructional environment on student representational competence."
P. B. Kohl and N. D. Finkelstein. Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2005. poster

"Are students good at choosing representational formats for problem solving in physics?"
P. B. Kohl and N. D. Finkelstein. Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting 2004. slides

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Lauren Kost  » Bio  » Papers » Dissertation

"Gender Differences in Students' Perceived Experiences in Introductory Physics"
L. Kost, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, AAPT National Meeting 2009 slides

"Examining the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics"
L. Kost, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, APS April Meeting 2009 slides

"Unpacking Gender Differences in Students' Perceived Experiences in Introductory Physics"
L. Kost, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, Physics Education Research Conference 2009 poster

"The Persistence of the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics"
L. Kost, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, Physics Education Research Conference & AAPT National Meeting 2008 poster

"Investigating the Source of the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics,"
L Kost, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, Physics Education Research Conference 2007 poster and paper

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Sam McKagan  » Bio  » Papers

"Opportunities and Challenges for Outreach with PhET simulations in Uganda."
Sam McKagan and Laurel Mayhew. AAPT National Meeting 2008. poster

"Developing and Researching PhET simulations for Teaching Quantum Mechanics."
Sam McKagan, Kathy Perkins, Wendy Adams, Michael Dubson, Chris Malley, Sam Reid, Ron LeMaster, Carl Wieman. Gordon Research Conference on Physics Education Research and AAPT National Meeting 2008. slides

"Techniques and Tools for Teaching the Photoelectric Effect."
S. B. McKagan, W. Handley, K. K. Perkins, and C. E. Wieman. Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting Winter 2007. slides

"Student Understanding of Potential Energy Diagrams in Quantum Mechanics,"
S. B. McKagan, Invited Talk, Colorado School of Mines PER Seminar, October 2007. slides

"Constructing Models in Quantum Mechanics: Potential Energy Diagrams,"
S. B. McKagan, Invited Poster, Frontiers and Foundations of Physics Education Research Conference 2007. poster

"Should we teach the Bohr Model?"
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, and C. E. Wieman. Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting Summer 2007. slides

"A deeper look at student learning of quantum mechanics: the case of tunneling,"
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, and C. E. Wieman. Contributed poster, AAPT National Meeting Summer 2007. poster

"PER-based Techniques in a Large Lecture Modern Physics Course for Engineers."
Sam McKagan, Katherine Perkins, and Carl Wieman. Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2006. poster

"Teaching Quantum Mechanics with PhET Simulations."
Sam McKagan, Katherine Perkins, Wendy Adams, Danielle Harlow, Michael Dubson, Chris Malley, Sam Reid, Ron LeMaster, Carl Wieman. AAPT National Meeting 2006. poster

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Kathy Perkins  » Bio  » Papers

"Developing and Researching PhET simulations for Teaching Quantum Mechanics."
Sam McKagan, Kathy Perkins, Wendy Adams, Michael Dubson, Chris Malley, Sam Reid, Ron LeMaster, Carl Wieman. Gordon Research Conference on Physics Education Research and AAPT National Meeting 2008. slides

"Techniques and Tools for Teaching the Photoelectric Effect."
S. B. McKagan, W. Handley, K. K. Perkins, and C. E. Wieman. Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting Winter 2007. slides

"Should we teach the Bohr Model?"
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, and C. E. Wieman. Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting Summer 2007. slides

"A deeper look at student learning of quantum mechanics: the case of tunneling,"
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, and C. E. Wieman. Contributed poster, AAPT National Meeting Summer 2007. poster

"PER-based Techniques in a Large Lecture Modern Physics Course for Engineers."
Sam McKagan, Katherine Perkins, and Carl Wieman. Physics Education Research Conference 2006. poster

"Teaching Quantum Mechanics with PhET Simulations."
Sam McKagan, Katherine Perkins, Wendy Adams, Danielle Harlow, Michael Dubson, Chris Malley, Sam Reid, Ron LeMaster, Carl Wieman. AAPT National Meeting 2006. poster

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Noah Podolefsky  » Bio  » Papers » Dissertation

"Construction of Student Understanding with PhET Interactive Simulations"
N.S. Podolefsky and the PhET Team, Talk presented at the 2009 COLTT conference.

"Analogy Use in PhET Simulation Design"
N.S. Podolefsky, W.K. Adams, K.K. Perkins, Contributed Talk, AAPT National Meeting, 2009.

"Role of Theory in PER"
N.S. Podolefsky, Invited talk, FFPER Conference 2009.

"Using Computer Simulations to Foster Concept Generalization",
N.S. Podolefsky, W.K. Adams, K.K. Perkins, Contributed Talk, APS Spring Meeting, March 2009.

"Computer Simulations to Classrooms: Tools for change."
N.S. Podolefsky, K.K Perkins, W.K. Adams, Targeted poster in session on sociocultural perspectives on PER, Physics Education Research Conference 2009.

"Student Choices when Learning with Computer Simulations."
N.S. Podolefsky, W.K. Adams, C.E. Wieman, Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2009.

"Distinguishing Salience, Abstraction, and Individual and the Community"
N.S. Podolefsky, N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2008.

"Towards an Operational Definition of Abstraction in Physics Education Research"
N.S. Podolefsky, N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed talk AAPT National Meeting, 2008.

"How to teach with analogies: A research based approach"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting 2007.

"Teaching Physics With Analogies: An Example From Electromagnetic Waves"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed Poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2007, and AAPT National Meeting 2007 poster

"Teaching EM Waves Via Analogy"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed poster, AAPT National Meeting 2006. poster

"Reframing Analogy: framing, blending, and representations as mechanism of learning by analogy"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2006. poster

"Analogical scaffolding – a research based model of learning abstract ideas in physics"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2005. poster

"Johnny Doesn’t Read the Textbook – and He’s Getting an A"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed poster, AAPT National Meeting 2005. poster

"Suzie Doesn’t Read the Textbook – And She’s Getting an A"
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed talk, 2005 Four Corners meeting of the American Physical Society, and AAPT National Meeting 2005.

"Analogical Scaffolding of Abstract Ideas in Physics"
N.S. Podolefsky, W.K. Adams, and N.D. Finkelstein, Contributed poster, Physics Education Research Conference 2004. poster

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Steve Pollock  » Bio  » Papers

"Cognitive Issues in Upper-Division E&M: The Utility of the Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics Assessment (CUE) "
Steven Pollock and Stephanie Chasteen, Physics Education Research Conference, Invited Poster, Ann Arbor, MI, July 2009. poster

"When Top Down Meets Bottom Up: Supporting Educational Transformation in a Physics Department"
S. Pollock, N. Finkelstein, K. Perkins, S. Chasteen, M. Dubson,S. Goldhaber, C. Turpen. AAPT 2009 summer meeting (Ann Arbor, MI) slides

"Impacts of Introductory Level Course Transformations"
S. Pollock, Departmental Colloquium, University of Colorado (Nov 2008) slides

"Course Transformations in Upper-Division Physics"
S. Pollock, Kansas State PER Group Seminar (Nov 2008) slides

"Science Education Research and its Impacts in the Classroom"
S. Pollock, Presentation for the Science Faculty at Utah State (Summer 2008) slides

"A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Curriculum on Conceptual Understanding in E&M"
S. Pollock, Physics Education Research Conference 2007(PERC)) paper (in review)

"Investigating the Source of the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics,"
L Kost, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, Physics Education Research Conference 2007 poster and paper (in review)

"Sustaining Reform: A Qualitative Study of Professors Beliefs and Classroom Practices."
Chandra Turpen, Noah FInkelstein, and Steven Pollock, AAPT National Meeting 2006. poster

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Chandra Turpen  » Bio  » Papers » Dissertation

"Sustaining Reform: A Qualitative Study of Professors Beliefs and Classroom Practices."
Chandra Turpen, Noah FInkelstein, and Steven Pollock, AAPT National Meeting 2006. poster

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Ben Van Dusen » Bio  » Papers

"Transforming Student Relationships to Physics with iPads"
Ben Van Dusen and Valerie Otero, AAPT National Meeting 2012. poster

"Changing Classroom Norms of Discourse and Practice: iPad Enhanced Active Learning"
Ben Van Dusen and Valerie Otero, NARST 2012. poster

"Teacher Driven Professional Development: Colorado Streamline to Mastery"
Ben Van Dusen and Valerie Otero, AAPT National Meeting 2012. poster

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Carl Wieman  » Bio  » Papers

"Developing and Researching PhET simulations for Teaching Quantum Mechanics."
Sam McKagan, Kathy Perkins, Wendy Adams, Michael Dubson, Chris Malley, Sam Reid, Ron LeMaster, Carl Wieman. Gordon Research Conference on Physics Education Research and AAPT National Meeting 2008. slides

"Techniques and Tools for Teaching the Photoelectric Effect."
S. B. McKagan, W. Handley, K. K. Perkins, and C. E. Wieman. Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting Winter 2007. slides

"Should we teach the Bohr Model?"
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, and C. E. Wieman. Contributed talk, AAPT National Meeting Summer 2007. slides

"A deeper look at student learning of quantum mechanics: the case of tunneling,"
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, and C. E. Wieman. Contributed poster, AAPT National Meeting Summer 2007. poster

"PER-based Techniques in a Large Lecture Modern Physics Course for Engineers."
Sam McKagan, Katherine Perkins, and Carl Wieman. Physics Education Research Conference 2006. poster

"Teaching Quantum Mechanics with PhET Simulations."
Sam McKagan, Katherine Perkins, Wendy Adams, Danielle Harlow, Michael Dubson, Chris Malley, Sam Reid, Ron LeMaster, Carl Wieman. AAPT National Meeting 2006. poster

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Bethany Wilcox  » Bio  » Papers

"Large-scale Assessment for Upper-division Electricity and Magnetism"
Bethany Wilcox, Steven Pollock, 2013 Physics Education Research Conference. Slides

"In-between Multiple-choice and Free-response: Large-scale Assessment for Upper-division Physics?"
Bethany Wilcox, Steven Pollock, AAPT National MEeting 2013. Slides

"Active Learning in Upper-division Physics Courses"
Bethany Wilcox, Steven Pollock, ND2013 International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology. Slides

"Upper-division Student Understanding of Coulomb's Law: Difficulties with Continuous Charge Distributions"
Bethany Wilcox, Marcos Caballero, Rachel Pepper, Steven Pollock, 2012 Physics Education Research Conference. poster

"Resources for Research-based Instruction in Upper-division Physics"
Bethany Wilcox, Marcos Caballero, Stephanie Chasteen, Ben Zwickl, Charlie Baily, Steven Pollock, AAPT meeting National Meeting Summer 2012. Slides

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Ben Zwickl  » Bio  » Papers

"What's the relevance of Physics Education Research to the Advanced Lab? Transforming the Advanced Lab: Part 1-Learning goals"
Benjamin Zwickl, Noah Finkelstein, Heather Lewandowski, AAPT National Meeting 2011. poster

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