April 1, 2023
James Madison University
US/Eastern timezone
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Using Demonstrations to Engage Students in Lecture

Apr 1, 2023, 1:45 PM
King Hall 0243 (James Madison University)

King Hall 0243

James Madison University

701 Carrier Dr. Harrisonburg, VA 22807
talk (15-minute) Afternoon Session 1B


Clay Daetwyler (University of Maryland)


It’s commonly received wisdom in physics teaching that practical demonstrations make a lecture course more exciting for the students. But how do we present demonstrations in a way that encourages students’ active engagement with the topic? How do we move from merely showing a demonstration, to getting students to ask questions and make predictions? How do we choose demonstrations that will help the students make the leap to understanding the underlying physics?

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Clay Daetwyler (University of Maryland)

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