To promote equity, teachers need to know what kinds of inequities exist in their classrooms and to what extent.Continue reading
Tag: Learning environment
How to promote intergroup student interaction in an introductory lab
By directly prompting students to interact and incorporating open-ended tasks, lab instructors can increase intergroup student interaction to improve students’ learning.Continue reading
Escaping the “Covering Content” Narrative
If you want to make your course learner-centered, we have some ideas.Continue reading
Online vs live physics demonstrations: does it make a difference?
Students enjoy online demos just as much as live demos, but may learn more from online demos.Continue reading
If you are reading this during class, you are inhibiting a peer’s learning
Those sitting near someone on their laptop scored 17% lower on a test than those sitting near someone taking notesContinue reading
What type of instruction do student expect in their intro STEM courses?
If you guessed lecture, you would be correct. However, students also expect some non-lecturing.Continue reading
Students Like Active Learning Less-But Learn More
Even though students learn more in active learning environments, students still feel they learn more in traditional lecture settings.Continue reading
Sexual harassment is a problem in physics
75% of undergraduate women in physics report experiencing some form of sexual harassment.Continue reading
Virtual Labs vs Physical Labs: does it matter?
Physics labs can be done with physical equipment or done virtually. It appears each has its own benefits.Continue reading
Is taking notes on paper better than taking notes on a computer? Y- Maybe?
Prior work has claimed that taking notes by hand is better than on a computer but this claim doesn’t appear to hold up.Continue reading