University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics Education Seminar

semester, 2018

Friday, January 19th 2018
4:40 pm:
Organizational Meeting. Time and place of seminar will resume to match class schedule next week.
Friday, January 26th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Miranda Straub
Subject:  Instructor beliefs about homework
Friday, February 2nd 2018
1:35 pm:
There is no seminar this week.
Friday, February 9th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Kaylee Ganser
Subject: The Effect of Active Learning Classes on Introductory Physics Student Performance at UMN-Duluth
Friday, February 16th 2018
3:35 pm:
To be announced.
Friday, February 23rd 2018
3:35 pm:
To be announced.
Friday, March 2nd 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Miranda Straub, University of Minnesota
Subject: Discussions of papers regarding uncertainty in physics education
Friday, March 9th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Karl A. Smith, Morse-Alumni Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Professor of Civil, Environmental and Geo- Engineering, Emeritus, University of Minnesota
Subject: Engineering Education Research: Emergence, Current Status, and Future Directions
Friday, March 23rd 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Brita L. Nellermoe, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Subject: Piaget and Vygotsky as a Foundation for Physics Education
Friday, March 30th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jie Yang (PER Group from University of Minnesota)
Subject: Quantify the difficulty of physics problems
Friday, April 6th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Lori Patrick, University of Minnesota
Subject: Active learning: what are faculty and student perceptions across disciplines and how should we train teaching assistants to use it?
Friday, April 13th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Laura McCullough, UW-Stout
Subject: Women in Physics Leadership.
Friday, April 20th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jennifer Docktor, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Dept. of Physics
Subject: Using the Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning Framework to Develop Prospective Teachers’ Scientific Explanations in Physics
Friday, April 27th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Sashank Varma, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota
Subject: How We Understand Mathematics
Friday, May 4th 2018
3:35 pm:
No seminar; Practice presentation
Friday, May 11th 2018
3:35 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.

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