Active Learning in Physics Workshops, Chuxiong Normal University, December 2007
Follow-up. Some of the strategies with some translation. In process!!
How much can you do in three hours?
- Context Rich Problems
- Think Pair Share
- Predict, Observe, Explain
- Collaborative Small Groups
- A Problem Solving Strategy
- A Special Kind of Problem
- Physics Concepts first
Topics include: "Thinking like a Physicist", Problem Based Learning, Small group problem solving strategies, Discrepant events, Think-Pair-Share, Predict-Observe-Explain, "Concepts First", Context rich problems, and Socratic (Confuscian?) dialogue.
This was an interesting connection for me via a chance visitor (David Wang, from CNU) to my building earlier this year.
Things I am working on:
- Finding some PER papers in Chinese: Does anyone know of any Physics Education Research papers in Chinese, preferably a translation of some English papers. (For my benefit) - or websites of interest or . . .)
- I can find only one reference on this list to Chinese material: Halloun, I., R.R. Hake, E.P Mosca, D. Hestenes. 1995. Force Concept Inventory (Revised, 1995); online (password protected) at http://modeling.asu.edu/R&E/Research.html. (Available in English, Spanish, German, Malaysian, Chinese, Finnish, French, Turkish, Swedish, and Russian.)
- Translations. For example: Trying to figure out an accurate translation for Free Body Diagram. Often called a One Body Diagram.
Got this now, courtesy of a friend of a contact on the PHYSLNR list, Professor Guo Yuying, Beijing Normal University.
It is 隔离体受力分析图
My list of things to run the sessions
- Ladder, feather, lead mass
- Some handkerchief parachutes
- Electrical circuit construction materials
- Oranges, tennis balls or similar objects for throwing and rolling
- Glue, Scissors, Paper, Tape and markers for concept map creations
- Stop watches, Pendulums
- Laser pointer, diffraction grating
- Coke cans, meths burner, oven trays, water source (Like some carafs), hose pipe finger protectors
- . . .
Keeping in touch
I will have a travel blog. Any comments to: derek.chirnside(at)canterbury.ac.nz
Anything I find to do with Education in Physics in China
- http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt/ - China’s physics education reform in the new century: Opportunities and challenges.
Professor HU Bing-yuan: President, Research Association of National Higher Physics Education, China Physics Department, East China Normal University Shanghai 200062, CHINA