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McMaster University

Departmental Colloquium

SPEAKER Chris Meyer York Mills Collegiate Institute
TOPIC Revolutions in Physics Education: Build a Better Student, Build a Better Teacher 

We live in an exciting time for teaching physics. Over 30 years of education research by physics professionals is transforming physics teaching from a mystical art into a practical science. In the process, many educational myths have been successfully challenged. Research is providing great insight into the cognitive development of our studentsí physics understanding and the accompanying physical changes that take place in the brain. As a result, pedagogical techniques have broken free from the traditions and fads of the past, and are now grounded in an empirical understanding of how humans learn. By creating a research-based learning environment, we can literally build better students and build better teachers. In this talk, Chris will share the key results from education research that inspired him to create a lecture-free high school physics program that is now spreading across Ontario.
DATE Wednesday, November 30, 2016
TIME 3:30 pm
PLACE ABB 102
  Coffee will be served at 3:10 pm (ABB 273 lounge)
HOST Fiona McNeill  [Email:fmcneill@mcmaster.ca, Phone: (905)525-9140 ext 21590 ]

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