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Modeling Applied To Problem-Solving
  Location: HLSB 246
  Date: Saturday, Jul.30
  Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Price: Member: $70.00
Nonmember: $95.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Physics in Undergraduate Education
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Physics in High Schools
  Leader(s): David Prichard, dpritch@mit.edu
  Co-Leader(s): Analia Barrantes, Carie Cardamone, Andrew Paul, Saif Rayyan, and Raluca Teodorescu
  Description This workshop will introduce participants to a modeling-based approach to problem solving, a pedagogy that enables students to attain significant expert-like improvement of their problem solving. Students develop more expert-like attitudes towards science, particularly in problem-solving self confidence, and the skills they learn transfer to a subsequent E&M course. The workshop goal is to enable participants to introduce some or all of this pedagogy into their courses with the help of our Integrated Learning Environment for Mechanics (ILEM). Hosted in LON-CAPA, an open source online learning environment, ILEM incorporates our modeling pedagogy into a standard introductory mechanics syllabus and combines multi-level research-based homework sets with a WIKI-text. Workshop participants will sample the various teaching materials for in-class use and will participate in some innovative activities (participants are encouraged to bring their laptops for a hands-on introduction to ILEM). We seek users/collaborators for our materials, which can be freely modified.
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