This is the second of two closely related articles that together describe how results from research can be used as a guide for curriculum development. The first article shows how the investigation of student understanding of electric circuits by the Physics Education Group has contributed to the building of a research base. This second article describes how the group has drawn on this resource both in developing a curriculum for laboratory‐based instruction and in adapting this curriculum to fit the constraints of a traditional introductory course. Also discussed is how, in turn, development and implementation of the curriculum have enriched the research base.
Research as a guide for curriculum development: An example from introductory electricity. Part II: Design of instructional strategies
Peter S. Shaffer, Lillian C. McDermott; Research as a guide for curriculum development: An example from introductory electricity. Part II: Design of instructional strategies. Am. J. Phys. 1 November 1992; 60 (11): 1003–1013. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.16979
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