Research Foundations

Model-Based Inquiry

A method of instruction that helps students to build and revise conceptual models that explain phenomena.

Problem-Based Learning

PBL focuses on structuring classroom lessons on interesting problems or case studies.

Mathematical Modeling

Lessons based on how physicists understand the world - by building mathematical models. 

Publications & Presentations

We've published some of these ideas (and many others) in journals such as The Physics Teacher, the Journal of College Science Teaching, and The Science Teacher. 

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We also do workshops for college and secondary teachers at professional conferences and district in-service/professional development days.