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  Session: Post-deadline II
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Fostering Authentic Communication in an Intermediate Physics Lab Course
  Meeting: 2017 Winter Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia
  Location: N/A
  Time: 3:00PM
  Author: Muhammad Z. Numan,, Indiana University of Pennsylvania,
7245493771, mznuman@iup.edu
  Co-Author(s): John L. Bradshaw,
  Abstract: We describe a redesigned junior level lab course where assignments include writing an initial proposal, maintaining a lab notebook, oral presentations followed by question and answer sessions, lab reports, and a journal style paper. Students designed and performed experiments, some based on classic ideas and a few selected from recent literature, utilizing available resources. They analyzed and interpreted data, collected through computer interfacing, utilizing appropriate software. Scaffolding was provided through instructor and peer feedback and an opportunity to revise their reports initially. We will share preliminary assessment data on the effectiveness of the instructional design.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Numan_Bradshaw_IB04_AAPT_W2017.pdf

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