Reducing The Gender Gap In The Physics Classroom

  title={Reducing The Gender Gap In The Physics Classroom},
  author={M. Taboada Lorenzo and Catherine H Crouch and Eric Mazur},
We investigate if the gender gap in conceptual understanding in an introductory university physics course can be reduced by using interactive engagement methods that promote in-class interaction, reduce competition, foster collaboration, and emphasize conceptual understanding. To this end we analyzed data from the introductory calculus-based physics course for non-majors at Harvard University taught traditionally or using different degrees of interactive engagement. Our results show that… CONTINUE READING
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