Cahill, M. J., Hynes, K. M., Trousil, R., Brooks, L. A., McDaniel, M. A., Repice, M., Zhao, J., Frey, R. F. (2014). Multiyear, multi-instructor evaluation of a large-class interactive-engagement curriculum. Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, 10(2), 020101.
A scholarly article evaluating the Active Physics curriculum at Washington University was published this month in Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research. This study, a collaboration between the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE) and the Physics department at Washington University, revealed significant attitudinal and conceptual-learning benefits for students in the Active-Physics sections, relative to the traditional-lecture sections. The data show that some of the attitudinal benefits of small, inquiry-based courses may be achievable in larger course with interactive engagement curricula.
See more on the Active Physics project at CIRCLE.
Link to article.