Some possible changes on the horizon for algebra-based physics here:

#1 The adoption of PER-informed textbook

#2 Use of established research-based curricular materials / activities

This is a big changes for our department in terms of how to think about reform. Most of the reforms in our department have been made without close attention to the subject matter. We have collaborative group work, whiteboards, and clickers. Those are all good things, but none of that has anything to do specifically with physics or how students learn physics. Don’t get me wrong: I’m all for interactive engagement and technologies that support that engagement. But at the end of the day, what students are engaged with matters.






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