Physics Education Research seminar - Chandralekha Singh (The University of Pittsburgh) "Facilitating Thinking and Learning in and Beyond the Classroom"

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Chandralekha Singh (University of Pittsburgh) 11/8/18 Physics Education Research seminar speaker
November 8, 2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Location
1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room

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In this seminar, I will discuss my research in physics education that has implications for helping students learn physics more effectively.  One study shows that the difficulty of a problem not only depends on its inherent complexity but also on the familiarity and intuition one has developed about it.  I will also discuss research focused on asking students in introductory and advanced courses to diagnose their mistakes. I will also present data that suggest that female students face additional hurdles in physics courses and discuss interventions that can help improve learning of all students.

1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room Department of Physics physics@osu.edu America/New_York public
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In this seminar, I will discuss my research in physics education that has implications for helping students learn physics more effectively.  One study shows that the difficulty of a problem not only depends on its inherent complexity but also on the familiarity and intuition one has developed about it.  I will also discuss research focused on asking students in introductory and advanced courses to diagnose their mistakes. I will also present data that suggest that female students face additional hurdles in physics courses and discuss interventions that can help improve learning of all students.