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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. 

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

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