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Motivating students and reinforcing foundational concepts through effective course design and curriculum integration
Author(s): Barry L. Shoop

Paper Abstract

Effective course design that is focused on system-level applications can effectively enhance student motivation and inquiry-based learning. Deliberate curriculum integration of topical linkages and recurring thematic examples demonstrate course-to-course disciplinary linkages and reinforce foundational concepts. The goal of effective course design is to motivate student interest and learning throughout the course and develop inquiry-based techniques. Curriculum integration includes longitudinal integration of recurring thematic examples that provide opportunities for students to revisit familiar examples with new tools and look at these examples from a different perspective. Integrating these techniques motivates student interest and reinforces foundational concepts through repetition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 966402 (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207785
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Barry L. Shoop, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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