Engaging Physics Faculty in Course Transformation

  title={Engaging Physics Faculty in Course Transformation},
  author={James T Laverty and S. Tessmer and M. Cooper and M. Caballero},
  journal={arXiv: Physics Education},
Research has shown that it is challenging to change departmental culture to support the adoption of transformed teaching practices. Michigan State University is working to transform its introductory physics courses by engaging faculty in discussions about the scientific practices and core ideas of the discipline, and to use those discussions to drive change to both assessments and classroom instruction. Here we discuss our model of change, its implementation in the Physics and Astronomy… Expand
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