University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics Education Seminar

Wednesday, September 16th 2015
Speaker: Chandralekha Singh, University of Pittsburgh
Subject: Discussion: Facilitating thinking and learning in physics classroom

CANCELLED due to travel issues but a discussion is scheduled with Professor Singh from 5-6:00 in 230 Bruininks Hall for those who would like to pursue the topic less formally. Learning physics is challenging. There are only a few fundamental principles of physics that are condensed in compact mathematical forms. Learning physics requires unpacking these fundamental principles and understanding their applicability in a variety of contexts. In this talk, I will discuss our research that has implications for helping students learn to think like a physicist and improving their problem solving, reasoning and metacognitive skills.

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