The Physics department is in the fourth year of a
study of the effectiveness of interactive pedagogies in our introductory and
advanced courses. Just-in-Time Teaching and interactive curricular materials
have been used in these classes to actively engage students both inside and
outside of the classroom. We have assessed studentsí understanding of mechanics
after instruction, and thus far the results are remarkably encouraging.
Traditional g = 0.25 More
Interactive 0.38 < g < 0.68 (Hake, 1998)