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Studio Physics: Moving Towards Student-Centered Instructions

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Students often are anxious about college physics because they consider the subjects very difficult and the passing rate is not great (retention rate < 60%). Traditionaly, physics is taught in an instruction-centered classroom where the students are note takers and listeners. For the past three semesters, studio physics, which moves the course to a student-centered classroom will be disscused. How haas this students-centered approach affected the level of students learning and the passing rate in algebra-based physics? Will this method lead to students who are stronger in conceptual physics and promblem solving? Results of similar studies at MIT, NC State, University of Central Florida, and other instituions will be disscussed.

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