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Dr. Joanne O'Meara - University of Guelph

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Title: The evolution of the undergraduate physics curriculum at the University of Guelph

Speaker: Dr. Joanne O'Meara


Institute: University of Guelph

Location: ABB 102


Description:Over the past decade we have made many changes to our undergraduate physics offerings, both for majors and non-majors alike. Throughout this process our goal has been to implement best practices from the Physics Education Research community, in such a way that we are mindful of resource implications. I will highlight some of the more significant changes we have made, such as designing and delivering an integrated course in first year that combines physics and calculus in a coordinated way, introducing gaming elements into our online course content for non-majors, and requiring all physics majors to take a course on communicating science to non-technical audiences. The seminar will also include a discussion of what we have learned along the way, as well as plans for the future.

https://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/people/faculty/joanne-m-o-meara


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Department of Physics & Astronomy,
McMaster University

ABB-241
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24559
Fax:
(905) 546-1252
Email Inquiries:
physics@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
McMaster University

ABB-241
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24558
Fax:
(905) 546-1252
Email Inquiries:
physics@mcmaster.ca