SEI Research

This page highlights various research projects conducted by the members of CWSEI and CU-SEI that have resulted in publications, poster presentations, workshops, or talks.

General

Improved Learning in a Large Enrollment Physics Class
Louis Deslauriers, Ellen Schelew, Carl Wieman (Physics & Astronomy and CWSEI, UBC)

Science, Vol. 332, no. 6031 pp. 862-864 (May 2011)
Why peer discussion improves student performance on in-class concept questions
Michelle Smith, William Wood, Wendy Adams, Carl Wieman, Jenny Knight, Nancy Guild, and Tin Tin Su (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, CUSEI, CU)

Science, Vol. 323, no. 5910 (January 2009)
Examinations That Support Collaborative Learning: The Students’ Perspective
Georg Rieger and Cynthia Heiner (Physics & Astronomy, UBC)

Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 41-47 (2014)
Collaborative Testing: Evidence of Learning in a Controlled In-Class Study of Undergraduate Students
Brett Gilley and Bridgette Clarkston (CWSEI, UBC)

Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 83-91 (2014)
The Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (COPUS): A New Instrument to Characterize University STEM Classroom Practices
Michelle Smith (University of Maine), Francis Jones, Sarah Gilbert, and Carl Wieman (CWSEI, UBC)

CBE-Life Sciences Education, Vol 12(4), pp. 618-627 (2013)
Use of research-based instructional strategies: How to avoid faculty quitting
Carl Wieman, Louis Deslauriers, and Brett Gilley (CWSEI, UBC)

Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, Vol. 9, 023102 (2013)
Exploring Undergraduates’ Perceptions of the Use of Active Learning Techniques in Science Lectures
Ashley Welsh (CWSEI, UBC)

Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 80-87 (2012)
Transforming the Lowest-Performing Students: An Intervention That Worked
Louis Deslauriers, Sara Harris, Erin Lane, and Carl Wieman (CWSEI, UBC)

Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 41, No. 6, pp. 80-88 (2012)
Graduate Teaching Assistant Training That Fosters Student-Centered Instruction and Professional Development
Thomas Pentecost, Laurie Langdon, Margaret Asirvatham, Hannah Robus, and Robert Parson (Chemistry and Biochemistry, CU)

Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 41, No. 6, pp. 68-75 (2012)
Benefits and Drawbacks of Using Multiple Instructors to Teach Single Courses
Francis Jones and Sara Harris (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

COLLEGE TEACHING, 60: pp. 132–139, (2012)
How Not to Lose Your Students with Concept Maps
Francoise Benay Bentley, Sarah Kennedy, and Katharine Semsar (Integrative Physiology, CU)

Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 61-68 (2011)
A Thoughtful Approach to Instruction: Course transformation for the rest of us
Stephanie Chasteen, Katherine Perkins, Paul Beale, Steven Pollock, & Carl Wieman (Physics, CU)

Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 40, pp. 24-30 (2011)
Development and Validation of Instruments to Measure Learning of Expert-Like Thinking
Wendy Adams and Carl Wieman (CU-SEI and CWSEI)

International Journal of Science Education, published on: 27 October 2010 (iFirst)

Considering the Student Perspective: Factors that Undergraduates Perceive as Influential to their Academic Performance in Science
Ashley Welsh (CWSEI and Curriculum Studies, UBC)

Master's Thesis (October 2010)
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Transforming Science Education at Large Research Universities: A Case Study in Progress
Carl Wieman, Katherine Perkins and Sarah Gilbert (CU-SEI & CWSEI)

Change, pp. 7-14 (March/April 2010)

"At the end of my course, students should be able to..:" The benefits of creating and using effective learning goals
Michelle Smith (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, CU) and
Katherine Perkins (Physics, CU)

Microbiology Australia (March 2010)
What is the Value of Course-Specific Learning Goals?
Beth Simon (Computer Science, UCSD) and Jared Taylor (Life Sciences, UBC)

Journal of College Science Teaching (November/December 2009)
Why not try a scientific approach to science education?
Carl Wieman (CU-SEI & CWSEI)

Change, pp. 9-15 (September/October 2007)

Transforming Science Education at a Large Research University: progress report from the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI) at UBC
Sarah Gilbert (CWSEI, UBC)

Plenary talk at The Western Conference on Science Education, University of Western Ontario (July 2011)
Students’ perspectives on pre-class reading assignments
Cynthia Heiner (Physics and Astronomy, UBC) and Amanda Banet (Zoology, UBC)

Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research: Puget Sound (June 2012)
Development of a Faculty Perceptions Survey
Wendy Adams (University of Colorado) and Brett Gilley (Earth & Ocean Sciences, UBC)

American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting (July 2010)

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Chemistry

A Process for Developing Introductory Science Laboratory Learning Goals To Enhance Student Learning and Instructional Alignment
Jennifer Duis, Laurel Schafer, Sophia Nussbaum, and Jaclyn Stewart (Chemistry, UBC)

J. of Chemical Education, Vol. 90, No. 9, pp 1144–1150 (2013)

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GEo/Ocean Sciences

Collaborative Testing: Evidence of Learning in a Controlled In-Class Study of Undergraduate Students
Brett Gilley (Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, UBC) and Bridgette Clarkston (Life Sciences, UBC)

Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 83-91 (2014)
Measuring Student Knowledge of Landscapes and Their Formation Timespans
Alison Jolley, Francis Jones, Sara Harris (Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, UBC)

Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol. 61, pp. 240–251 (2013)
Benefits and Drawbacks of Using Multiple Instructors to Teach Single Courses
Francis Jones and Sara Harris (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

College Teaching, 60: pp. 132–139, (2012)
SPESS: A New Instrument For Measuring Student Perceptions In Earth and Ocean Science
Alison Jolley, Erin Lane, Ben Kennedy, Tom-Pierre Frappé (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol. 60, pp. 83–91 (2012)
Successful Curriculum Development and Evaluation of Group Work in an Introductory Mineralogy Laboratory
Jacqueline Dohaney, Erik Brogt, and Ben Kennedy (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol. 60, pp. 21-33 (2012)
Industry Input Contributes to Geology Curriculum Review
Francis Jones (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Innovation, March/April 2012, pp. 16-17
How ‘Clicker’ Technology Affects Students’ Voting Behavior and Attitudes
Andrea Bair (Geological Sciences, CU)

Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching (in press)
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Improving Student Attitudes about Learning Science and Student Scientific Reasoning Skills
Douglas Duncan (Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, CU) and Leilani Arthurs (Geological Sciences, CU)

Astronomy Education Review, Vol. 11 (1), 010102 (2012)
What College-Level Students Think: Student Cognitive Models of Geoscience Concepts, Their Alternate Conceptions, and Their Learning Difficulties
Leilani Arthurs (Geological Sciences, CU)

GSA Special Papers: Qualitative Inquiry in Geoscience Education Research (2011)
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A Qualitative Methods Approach to Developing an Introductory Oceanography Concept Inventory Survey
Leilani Arthurs and T. Marchitto (Geological Sciences, CU)

GSA Special Papers: Qualitative Inquiry in Geoscience Education Research (2011)
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Identifying Landscapes and their Formation Timescales: Comparing Knowledge and Confidence of Beginner and Advanced Geoscience Undergraduate Students 
Alison Jolley (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Undergraduate Thesis (2010)
Understanding Geological Time: A Proposed Assessment Mechanism for Beginner and Advanced Geology Students at UBC
Jamil Rhajiak (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Undergraduate Thesis (2009)

Coupled collaborative in-class activities and individual follow-up homework promote interactive engagement and improve student learning outcomes in a college-level Environmental Geology course
Leilani Arthurs and Alexis Templeton (Geological Sciences, CU)

Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 356-371 (November 2009)
Expanding the Use of Classroom Response Systems (CRS): CRS Integration with In-Class Group Activities in Large Classrooms
Leilani Arthurs (Geological Sciences, CU)

Inaugural Conference on Classroom Response Systems: Innovations and Best Practices, Conference Proceedings (November 2008)
Teaching, learning and assessing scientific skills early in an undergraduate degree
Francis Jones (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Western Conference on Science Education, U. Western Ontario (July 2011)
Measuring novices’ field mapping abilities using an in-class exercise based on expert task analysis
Joshua Caulkins (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (December 2010)


CU’s Dept of Geological Sciences – Science Education Initiative Project (GEOL-SEI): A five-year plan to introduce and support an evidence-based and scientific approach to teaching
Leilani Arthurs and David Budd (Geological Sciences, CU)

American Geophysical Union Annual Conference (December 2009)
Changing the Teaching Culture in a Large Research Oriented Department
Brett Gilley, Francis Jones, Sara Harris (Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, UBC)

Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (October 2013)
Fossils, Facies and Geologic Time; Active Learning Yields More Expert-Like Thinking in a Large Class for Senior Science Students
Stuart Sutherland & Francis Jones (Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, UBC)

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting, San Francisco, CA (December 2012)
“Invention” Activities in an Introductory Lab: Minerals, Rocks, Biodiversity, & Earthquakes
Sara Harris & Brett Gilley (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN (October 2011)
Geologic Expertise and Field Mapping: Lessons From a 3rd Year Undergraduate Field School
Joshua Caulkins (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (November 2010)
Landscape Identification and Formation: The Development of a Test to measure Student Knowledge and Confidence
Alison Jolley (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Western Inter-University Geosciences Conference (January 2010)
A New Tool for Investigating Undergraduate Attitudes about Earth Science
Alison Jolley and Erin Lane (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Portland, OR (October 2009)
Development and Implementation of an In-Field Assessment Protocol for an Introductory Geologic Field Course
Mary Lou Bevier and Joshua Caulkins (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Portland, OR (October 2009)
Clickers: can a simple technology increase student engagement in the classroom?
Erin Lane (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE), Corfu, Greece (July 2009)
Quantifying student behavioral engagement based on teaching practices in a large class - Awarded "Best Poster"
Erin Lane and Sara Harris (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Improving University Teaching (IUT) 34th International Conference, Vancouver, BC (July 2009)
Development of an Introductory Oceanography Concept Inventory Survey
Leilani Arthurs and Thomas Marchitto (Geological Sciences, CU)

American Geophysical Union Annual Conference (December 2008)
Engaging non-science students in large classes
Sara Harris (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

American Geophysical Union Conference (December 2008)
Improving Metacognitive Skills of 2nd year Environmental Science Students: What to Measure?
Francis Jones, Sara Harris, and Douw Steyn (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Workshop on the Role of Metacognition in Teaching Geoscience at Carleton College (November 2008)
Measuring Student Gains in an Introductory Geoscience Lab
Brett Gilley and Sara Harris (Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC)

Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Houston (October 2008)

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Life Sciences

The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) for Use in Biology
Kate Semsar (Integrative Physiology, CU), Jenny Knight, and Michelle Smith (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, CU), and Gülnur Birol (Life Sciences and Skylight, UBC)

CBE—Life Sciences Education, Vol. 10, pp. 268–278 (2011)
Revealing Student Thinking About Experimental Design and The Roles of Control Experiments
Jia Shi,  J. Power, and M. Klymkowsky (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, CU)

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2011)
How Not to Lose Your Students with Concept Maps
Francoise Benay Bentley, Sarah Kennedy, and Katharine Semsar (Integrative Physiology, CU)

Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 61-68 (2011)
The Benefits of Using Clickers in Small-Enrollment Seminar-Style Biology Courses
Michelle K. Smith, Caleb Trujillo, and Tin Tin Su (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, CU)

CBE—Life Sciences Education, Vol. 10, pp. 14–17 (2011)
Combining Peer Discussion with Instructor Explanation Increases Student Learning from In-Class Concept Questions
Michelle Smith, Bill Wood, Ken Krauter, and Jenny Knight (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, CU)

CBE—Life Sciences Education, Vol. 10, pp. 55–63 (Spring 2011)
Using Invention to Change How Students Tackle Problems*
Jared L. Taylor, Karen M. Smith, Adrian P. van Stolk, and George Spiegelman
(Life Sciences, UBC)

CBE—Life Sciences Education (Winter 2010)
*Selected for inclusion in the 2010 Highlights issue of the CBE Life Sciences Education
A diagnostic assessment for Introductory Molecular and Cell Biology
Jia Shi, Bill Wood, J. Martin, N. Guild, Q. Vicens, and Jenny Knight (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, CU)

CBE—Life Sciences Education, Vol. 9, pp. 453-461 (2010)
A Report on the Implementation of the Blooming Biology Tool: Aligning Course Learning Outcomes with Assessments and Promoting Consistency in a Large Multi-Section First-Year Biology Course
Angie O'Neill, Gülnur Birol, and Carol Pollock (Life Sciences, UBC)

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2010)
Biology concept assessment tools: design and use
Jenny Knight (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, CU)

Microbiology Australia 31, 1 (2010)
"At the end of my course, students should be able to..:" The benefits of creating and using effective learning goals
Michelle Smith (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, CU) and
Katherine Perkins (Physics, CU)

Microbiology Australia (March 2010)
Different but equal? How non-majors and majors approach and learn genetics
Jenny Knight and Michelle Smith (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, CU)

CBE - Life Sciences Education (Spring 2010)
Innovations in teaching undergraduate biology, and why we need them
Bill Wood (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, CU)

Ann. Rev. Cell & Devel. Biol. 25, pp. 93-112 (2009)
What is the Value of Course-Specific Learning Goals?
Beth Simon (Computer Science, UCSD) and Jared Taylor (Life Sciences, UBC)

Journal of College Science Teaching (November/December 2009)
Why peer discussion improves student performance on in-class concept questions
Michelle Smith, William Wood, Wendy Adams, Carl Wieman, Jenny Knight, Nancy Guild, and Tin Tin Su (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, CUSEI, CU)

Science, Vol. 323, no. 5910 (January 2009)
The Genetics Concept Assessment: a new concept inventory for gauging student understanding of genetics
Michelle Smith, William Wood, and Jenny Knight (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, CU)

CBE - Life Sciences Education, Vol. 7 (Winter 2008)
Teaching More by Lecturing Less
Jenny Knight and Bill Wood (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, CU)

Cell Biology Education, Vol. 4, pp. 298–310 (2005)
Profile of common genetics misconceptions in 1st to 4th year undergraduate biology students
Pam Kalas & Lisa McDonnell (Zoology, UBC)

Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) National Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota (July 2013)
Exam over, knowledge gone? Retention of conceptual and procedural knowledge in genetics
Lisa McDonnell & Pam Kalas (Zoology, UBC)

The Western Conference on Science Education: London, Ontario (July 2013), and Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) National Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota (July 2013)
Students’ perspectives on pre-class reading assignments
Cynthia Heiner (Physics and Astronomy, UBC) and Amanda Banet (Zoology, UBC)

Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research: Puget Sound (June 2012)
Bio-Invention Activities for Small Group Learning
Jared L. Taylor, Karen M. Smith, and George B. Spiegelman (Life Sciences, UBC)

American Society for Microbiology, Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Fort Collins, Colorado (May 2009)
Implementation of a First Year Biology Learning Group Pilot Study
Karen M. Smith, Tamara L.J. Kelly, Gülnur Birol, and George B. Spiegelman (Life Sciences, UBC)

ISSOTL 2008, Edmonton, Alberta (October 2008)

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physics

Examinations That Support Collaborative Learning: The Students’ Perspective
Georg Rieger and Cynthia Heiner (Physics & Astronomy, UBC)

Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 41-47 (2014)
Physics Exams that Promote Collaborative Learning
Carl Wieman, Georg Rieger, and Cynthia Heiner (Physics & Astronomy, UBC)

The Physics Teacher, 52, pp. 51-53 (January 2014)
Making the failure more productive: scaffolding the invention process to improve inquiry behaviors and outcomes in invention activities
Natasha Holmes, James Day, Anthony Park, Doug Bonn, and Ido Roll (Physics & Astronomy, UBC)

Instructional Science, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 523-538 (2014; pub online Nov 2013)
Development of the Concise Data Processing Assessment
James Day and Doug Bonn (Physics & Astronomy, UBC)

Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, Vol. 7, 010114 (2011)
Improved Learning in a Large Enrollment Physics Class
Louis Deslauriers, Ellen Schelew, and Carl Wieman (Physics & Astronomy and CWSEI, UBC)

Science, Vol. 332, no. 6031 pp. 862-864 (May 2011)
Learning And Retention of Quantum Concepts with Different Teaching Methods
Louis Deslauriers and Carl Wieman (Physics & Astronomy, UBC)

Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, Vol. 7, 010101 (2011)
A Thoughtful Approach to Instruction: Course transformation for the rest of us
Stephanie Chasteen, Katherine Perkins, Paul Beale, Steven Pollock, & Carl Wieman (Physics, CU)

Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 40, pp. 24-30 (2011)
Teaching Standard Deviation by Building from Student Invention
James Day, Hiroko Nakahara, and Doug Bonn (Physics & Astronomy, UBC)

The Physics Teacher, 48 (November 2010)
Upper-Division Students' Difficulties With Ampere's Law
Colin Wallace and Stephanie Chasteen (Physics, CU)

Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, Vol. 6, 020115 (2010)
But Does It Last? Sustaining a Research-Based Curriculum in Upper-Division Electricity & Magnetism
Stephanie Chasteen, Rachel Pepper, Steven Pollock, Katherine Perkins (Physics, CU)

2010 PERC Proceedings, AIP Press
The use of concept tests and peer instruction in upper-division physics
Steven Pollock, Stephanie Chasteen, Michael Dubson, Katherine Perkins

2010 PERC Proceedings, AIP Press
Our best juniors still struggle with Gauss’s Law: Characterizing their difficulties
Rachel Pepper, Stephanie Chasteen, Steven Pollock, & Katherine Perkins (Physics, CU)

2010 PERC Proceedings, AIP Press
Who Becomes a Physics Major? A Long-term Longitudinal Study Examining the Roles of Pre-college Beliefs about Physics and Learning Physics, Interest, and Academic Achievement
Kathy Perkins and Mindy Gratny (Physics, CU)

2010 PERC Proceedings, AIP Press (Best Paper Award)
Faculty Disagreement about the Teaching of Quantum Mechanics
Mike Dubson, Steve Goldhaber, Steve Pollock, and Kathy Perkins (Physics, CU)

2009 PERC Proceedings, AIP Press


Tapping into Juniors’ Understanding of E&M: The Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic
Stephanie V. Chasteen and Steven J. Pollock (Physics, CU)

PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009)
Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, MI (July 2009)
Transforming Upper-Division Quantum Mechanics: Learning Goals and Assessment
Steve Goldhaber, Steven Pollock, Mike Dubson, Paul Beale, and Katherine Perkins (Physics, CU)

PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009)
A Research-Based Approach to Assessing Student Learning Issues in Upper-Division Electricity & Magnetism
Stephanie V. Chasteen and Steven J. Pollock (Physics, CU)

PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009)
Longer term impacts of transformed courses on student conceptual understanding of E&M
Steven J. Pollock and Stephanie V. Chasteen (Physics, CU)

PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009)
Student Perspectives on Using Clickers in Upper-division Physics Courses
Katherine K. Perkins and Chandra Turpen (Physics, CU)

PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009)
Transforming Upper-Division Electricity and Magnetism
Stephanie V. Chasteen and Steven J. Pollock (Physics, CU)

PERC Proceedings 2008, AIP Press (2008)

Thinking Like a Physicist: Transforming Upper Division E&M
Stephanie Chasteen, Steven Pollock, Michael Dubson, Ed Kinney, Paul Beale, and Katherine Perkins (Physics, CU)

AAPT National Meeting, Ann Arbor (July 2009) & American Physical Society regional meeting, Denver (March 2009)
Clickers in Upper Division Courses
Stephanie Chasteen, Kathy Perkins, Steve Pollock, & Mike Dubson (Physics, CU)

AAPT Winter Meeting, Chicago (February 2009)

To View a complete listing of workshops and talks on clickers and relevant files, click HERE.
Students’ perspectives on pre-class reading assignments
Cynthia Heiner (Physics and Astronomy, UBC) and Amanda Banet (Zoology, UBC)

Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research: Puget Sound (June 2012)
Upper Division Transformations in Physics
Stephanie Chasteen, Steve Goldhaber, Steve Pollock, Mike Dubson, Ed Kinney, Oliver DeWolf, Paul Beale, and Kathy Perkins (Physics, CU)

STEM Education Symposium, University of Colorado (August 2009)
Transforming Undergraduate Upper-Division Undergraduate Electricity and Magnetism I
Stephanie Chasteen, Steve Pollock, Ward Handely, Darren Tarshis, and Paul Beale (Physics, CU)

PERC 2008, Edmonton (July 2008)
Assessing Student Understanding in Upper-Division Undergraduate Electricity & Magnetism I
Stephanie Chasteen and Steve Pollack (Physics, CU)

PERC 2008, Edmonton(July 2008)

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astronomy

Improving Student Attitudes about Learning Science and Student Scientific Reasoning Skills
Douglas Duncan (Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, CU) and Leilani Arthurs (Geological Sciences, CU)

Astronomy Education Review, Vol. 11 (1), 010102 (2012)
Exploring the Solar System with a Human Orrery
Peter Newbury (Physics & Astronomy, UBC)

The Physics Teacher (December 2010)
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The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Strategies for Developing Student Metacognition: ASTRO 101 as a test‐bed for implementation and assessment
Leilani Arthurs (Geological Sciences, CU) and
Douglas Duncan (Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, CU)

Geological Society of America Annual Conference (October 2009)
Exploring the Solar System with a Human Orrery
Peter Newbury, Melanie Gendre, Brett Gladman, Laura Kasian, Nicole Meger,and Harvey Richer (Physics & Astronomy, UBC)

214th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Pasadena, CA (June 2009)
Does Taking an Introductory Astronomy Course Increase Student Understanding of the Nature of Science?
Douglas Duncan (Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, CU)
and Leilani Arthurs (Geological Sciences, CU)

American Astronomy Society Conference (January 2009)

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Statistics

Statistics Clicks: Using Clickers in Introductory Statistics Courses
Bruce Dunham (Statistics, UBC)

Prepared for a panel discussion at the 34th International Conference on Improving University Teaching (IUT) at Simon Fraser University (2009).

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