Students' Projects in Large Introductory Physics Courses at ...

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October 17 2016 Professional Development Day for a Chinese Physics Teacher Delegation Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin UBC Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy Agenda for the Day 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9:00 9:15: Introductions 9:15 10:30: Canadian education and teacher ed. 10:30 10-45: break 10:45 12:15: Technology in M&S teacher ed. Lunch 12:30 2 pm

2 pm 3:15 pm: A physics methods course 3:30: Exploring UBC campus/Museum visit 5 pm: Pick up at the Faculty of Education lobby. 2 1 Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin Associate Professor in Science Education, UBC, Canada Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy

e-mail: [email protected] Web site: http://blogs.ubc.ca/mmilner/ 3 1 My Math & Science Education Trajectory V-scope 4

1 UBC (University of British Columbia) UBC Facts: 13,189 international students from 139 countries! Public university Established: 1908

2 campuses: Vancouver & Kelowna ~61,000 students Academic staff: 5334+ Acceptance rate: 64% International ranking 34th (U.S. News and World Report 2016) 5 1

UBC Outreach Experience 6 1 Getting to Know Each Other What subjects do you teach? 1. Mainly physics 2. Physics and mathematics 3. Physics and chemistry

4. General science 5. Other 7 1 Getting to Know Each Other What is your favourite subject to teach? 1. Mathematics 2. Biology 3. Chemistry

4. Physics and astronomy 5. Other science 8 Agenda for the Day 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

7. 8. 9:00 9:15: Introductions 9:15 10:30: Canadian education & teacher ed. 10:30 10-45: break 10:45 12:15: Technology in M&S teacher ed. Lunch 12:30 2 pm 2 pm 3:15 pm: A physics methods course 3:30: Exploring UBC campus/Museum visit 5 pm: Pick up at the Faculty of Education lobby. 9

2 Canadian Education and Teacher Education 20.6% of the total population of Canada are immigrants! Toronto transit offers information in > 70 languages. English is often 2nd language. ~75% of Canada's population live within 150 km of the US border.10

Science Education in Canada Science Exposure K-12 Ele m Second University B. Science

Other fields 11 Teacher Education in Canada Bachelor Subject + B.Ed. Elem B.A . B.Ed.

Secondary B.Sc. B.Ed. 12 2/28/20 13 PISA 2012 Results

[OECD, PISA 2012 Results] 2 Teacher Education in Canada 15 Agenda for the Day 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9:00 9:15: Introductions 9:15 10:30: Canadian education & teacher ed. 10:30 10-45: break 10:45 12:15: Technology in M&S teacher ed. Lunch 12:30 2 pm

2 pm 3:15 pm: A physics methods course 3:30: Exploring UBC campus/Museum visit 5 pm: Pick up at the Faculty of Education lobby. 16 Agenda for the Day 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

7. 8. 9:00 9:15: Introductions 9:15 10:30: Canadian education & teacher ed. 10:30 10-45: break 10:45 12:15: Technology in M&S teacher ed. Lunch 12:30 2 pm 2 pm 3:15 pm: A physics methods course 3:30: Exploring UBC campus/Museum visit 5 pm: Pick up at the Faculty of Education lobby. 17

4 Clickers & Active Learning 2004, The Physics Teacher, 42(8), 47-48. Journal of College Science Teaching, Fall 2009 2010, Journal of College Science Teaching, 40(2), 18-22. 18

4 Peer Instruction Pedagogy [LUMAT: Research and Practice in Math, Science & Technology Education, 2013. 1(5): p. 525-544.] 4 Technology for Peer Instruction

In near future smart phones, i-pads and other devices will replace clickers, but the basic pedagogy will remain the same 4 Peer Instruction Example 1 Find the magnitude of the force a 60 kg person has to pull the rope with in order to

pull himself upwards with a constant speed. A. B. C. D. E. 600 N 450 N 300 N 200 N

150 N 4 Peer Instruction in Action Pre-Discussion Poll 2 0 4

Post-Disc. Poll 4 1 Respondents: Physics Teacher-Candidates 1 0

4 Peer Instruction Example 2 4 Peer Instruction Example 3 A. B. C. D.

E. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 4 Peer Instruction Example 4

You have a uniform metal plate with a circular hole inside it. You heat it up by 200oC. As a result of heating, the hole will: 1. Increase 2. Decrease 3. Remain the same 4 Math & Science Teaching & Learning through Technology

http://scienceres-edcp-educ.sites.olt.ubc.ca/ 4 Technology-Enhanced Science Education Peer Instruction and PeerWise integration 4

PeerWise Online System http://peerwise.cs.auckland.ac.nz/ 4 Let us Play a Game You have a light bulb, a battery and a wire. Draw all possible way how you can

connect them to light up the light bulb 4 How Students Learn Unsuccessful attempts 4 How Students Learn

Unsuccessful attemps 4 What is PhET? PhET Computer simulations from the University of Colorado, Boulder You can download

the simulations. You can also use Chinese! 32 4 Sensors in Physics Teaching 33 4

Reconsidering Assessment 34 Workshop: Feedback 1 How satisfied are you with the day? 1 02/28/2020 3

5 35 Workshop: Feedback 2 Do you feel you have learned new ideas for math and science teaching? 1 02/28/2020

3 5 36

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