Type:

Other

Description:

This article illustrates the use of research as a basis for the development of curriculum on physical optics. Evidence is presented that university students who have studied physics at the introductory level and beyond often do not have a functional understanding of the wave model for light. Identification and analysis of student difficulties guided the design of a set of tutorials to supplement instruction in a standard calculus-based or algebra-based course. Ongoing assessment was an integral part of the curriculum development process. The instructional materials that resulted have proved to be effective at helping students construct and apply a basic wave model for light.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,Education Foundations,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Higher Education,Physics Education Research,Assessment,Graduate/Professional,Alternative Conceptions,General Physics,light diffraction,physical optics,Curriculum Development,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003065840900T,Instructional Material Design,teaching,Physics,light interference,Education Practices,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

Collections:

None
This resource has not yet been aligned.
Curriki Rating
'NR' - This resource has not been rated
NR
'NR' - This resource has not been rated

This resource has not yet been reviewed.

Not Rated Yet.

Non-profit Tax ID # 203478467