Article Published on the Active Physics Curriculum at WUSTL

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.