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ics Colloquium
Friday, September 27, 2013
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Bruce Patton [Host: Joe Poon]
The Ohio State University
"Experiences with a "Jackson by Inquiry" electromagnetism course and the connection with neural networks, recent cognitive neuroscience, and modern theories of teaching/learning"
The electromagnetism course is often a singular experience in the education of a physics student, graduate and undergraduate. We described recent experiments to deliver the highly technical material in the electromagnetism course in an active learning studio lab format that current physics education research suggests is more optimal. Exploration of the results leads to connections with neuronal network models of the brain, modern neurophysiology and cognitive science, a simple phenomenological model of the teaching/learning process, and optimal design of the learning environment.

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