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Integrating writing into the optics curriculum
Author(s): Grover A. Swartzlander; Maliaca Oxnam; Lisa Lebduska

Paper Abstract

In response to a need for interactive learning, we designed a physical optics course that incorporates writing-to-learn principles and allows students to meld in-class theory with real-world practice. Students "published" their papers on the open-access web. This exercise necessitated that students understand principles sufficiently to simplify complex topics for a broad general audience.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2003
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 9663, Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96631Q (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.2207505
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Grover A. Swartzlander, Optical Sciences Ctr., Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Maliaca Oxnam, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Lisa Lebduska, Wheaton College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9663:
Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Barry L. Shoop; Grover Swartzlander, Editor(s)

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