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Physics education research as a guide for improving the teaching and learning of physics: an example from optics
Author(s): Karen Wosilait

Paper Abstract

The Physics Education Group at the University of Washington has been investigating student understanding of geometrical and physical optics. The results of this research have guided the design of two curricula. Examples will be given of serious student difficulties and how they are addressed through these research-based curricula.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2003
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9663, Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96631O (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.2208472
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Karen Wosilait, Univ. Preparatory Academy (United States)
Univ. of Washington (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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