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- Active learning in optics and photonics: experiences in Africa
- Alarcon, Minella C.; Arthurs, Eugine; Ben Lakhdar, Zohra; Culaba, Ivan B.; Lakshminarayanan, Vasudevan; Maquiling, Joel T.; Mazzolini, Alexander P.; Niemela, J.; Sokoloff, David R.
- Widespread physics education research has shown that most introductory physics students have difficulty learning essential optics concepts - even in the best of traditional courses, and that well-designed active learning approaches can remedy this problem. This mini-workshop and the associated poster session will provide direct experience with methods for promoting students' active involvement in the learning process in lecture and laboratory. Participants will have hands-on experience with activities from RealTime Physics labs and Interactive Lecture Demonstrations - a learning strategy for large (and small) lectures, including specially designed Optics Magic Tricks. The poster will provide more details on these highly effective curricula.
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- Conference paper
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences. Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy
- Proceedings of the 9th International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics (ETOP), Marseille, France, 24-27 October 2005, p. 161-163
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- Active learning; Activity based physics; Image formation; Introductory laboratory; Introductory optics; Introductory physics; Lecture demonstrations
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