PER Seminar - 3/30 (Tim Stelzer)

Date: 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences

Mastering Mastery
Tim Stelzer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, tstelzer@illinois.edu

Keller and Bloom both advocated for Mastery Learning in the 1960’s, and significant work throughout the 1980’s showed their methods could have significant positive results on student learning and attitudes. Inspired by this work, we have developed online activities that allow to engage in Mastery-Style learning of introductory physics. Initial clinical studies showed this format was significantly better than our standard homework format. However, getting similar results in a classroom environment has been more difficult. These results have provided important feedback on requirements for a successful implementation, and informed our process for creating a complete set of mastery inspired activities for introductory physics.