University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics Education Seminar

Spring Semester

Monday, January 26th 2009
10:00 am:
Speaker: Fran Mateycik, Department of Physics, Kansas State University
Subject: Facilitating Case Reuse Strategies for Problem Solving in Algebra-Based Physics
Ms. Mateycik is a visiting post-doc candidate. Note this is the first of two PES this week.
Friday, January 30th 2009
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Group Discussion
Subject: What is Physics Education Research?
There will be two Physics Education Seminars this week.
Friday, February 6th 2009
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Group Discussion
Subject: What is Physics Education Research? (Part 2)
Friday, February 13th 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Ken Heller, University of Minnesota
Subject: Predicting Introductory Physics Performance
Friday, February 20th 2009
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Jennifer Docktor, University of Minnesota
Subject: Applying a Simple Rubric to Assess Student Problem Solving
Friday, February 27th 2009
4:40 pm:
Speaker: David Parent, Physics Teacher at Irondale High School
Subject: Modeling Instruction in High School Physics
Friday, March 6th 2009
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Group Discussion
Subject: Learning Physics in China and the U.S.
Friday, March 13th 2009
2:30 pm:
Physics Education Seminar in 236A Physics
Speaker: Brita Nellermoe, University of Minnesota
Subject: The Force Concept Inventory
Note change in time and place
Friday, March 27th 2009
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Cindy Cattell & Jon Anderson, University of Minnesota
Subject: Update on the UM PhysTEC Program: LAs and Peer Groups
Friday, April 3rd 2009
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Kawin Chaumklang & Brita Nellermoe, U of MN Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Subject: Physics education in Thailand
Friday, April 10th 2009
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Friday, April 17th 2009
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Friday, April 24th 2009
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Paul Knutson
Subject: Qualitative Probelm Solving Skills in Introductory Labs
Friday, May 1st 2009
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Brita Nellermoe, U MN Dept. Curriculum and Instruction
Subject: Accurately Measuring Faculty Perceptions of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Physics Departments
Friday, May 8th 2009
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Leon Hsu, University of Minnesota Dept. of Postsecondary Teaching & Learning
Subject: Using Computers as Problem-Solving Coaches for Students
Friday, May 15th 2009
4:40 pm:
No seminar this week. Finals week.

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