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  Session: Progress in Pedagogy for Introductory Physics for Life Science
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Incorporating Student Ideas and Interests
  Meeting: 2016 Summer Meeting: Sacremento, California
  Location: N/A
  Time: 9:10AM
  Author: Brian Jones, Colorado State University
9709801378, brian.jones@colostate.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The General Physics course at Colorado State University is largely populated by students in the life sciences. Most of these students are juniors and seniors with a wealth of background in the fields whose content we seek to integrate. We have started holding regular sessions with students to brainstorm possible topic areas for lecture and lab exercises. This has provided pedagogical benefits that go far beyond the identification and development of topic areas and has provided ideas for new strategies for the course.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: PhysicsAndLife(AAPT2016).pdf

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