Research as a Guide to Improving Student Learning : An Example from Introductory Physics

  title={Research as a Guide to Improving Student Learning : An Example from Introductory Physics},
  author={Paula R. L. Heron and Peter S. Shaffer and Lillian Christie McDermott},
Assessment and Education Research 3 3 The view among many faculty that teaching is an art and not a science has prevented the cumulative progress that characterizes the sciences. Often, new instructors start from scratch, trusting that personal charisma, intuition, and experience gained through trial and error are sufficient for effective teaching. This approach sometimes works quite well, especially when the primary measure of success is based on student perceptions. When student learning is… CONTINUE READING

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