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Interdisciplinary optics course for technical high schools
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Paper Abstract

A new course for technical high school students has been developed that integrates components of technical shops into a one-semester Introduction to Optics classroom curriculum. Hands-on activities based on the discovery model are used to build confidence in students who are weak in mathematics. The course promotes career awareness through collaboration with nearby community colleges and activities such as Laser Camp. In this paper we discuss the development and implementation of the course and its relationship to the PHOTON2 and PHOTON PBL projects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7061, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XI, 70610T (11 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.799504
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Donna M. Goyette, H.H. Ellis Technical High School (United States)
Judith F. Donnelly, Three Rivers Community College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7061:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XI
R. John Koshel; James D. Moore; David H. Krevor; G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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