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Title: Computer-Based Instruction Brings Advanced-Placement Physics to Gifted Students PDF
Url: http://suppes-corpus.stanford.edu/articles/comped/337.pdf
Creator: Acacio de Barros, Jose
Ravaglia, Raymond
Suppes, Patrick, 1922-
Publisher: Stanford University
Description: We describe two college-level introductory courses in physics, with calculus prerequisites, that are entirely computer-based. These courses have been developed by the Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford, a research project that provides year-round, accelerated instruction in mathematics and physics to gifted or advanced middle- and high school students via computer-based courseware. Students in EPGY run multimedia courseware at home or in school on personal computers using the MS-Windows operating system. Our software, unlike traditional applications of computers in education, is intended to be the primary means of instruction and not merely a supplement to a regular class. It is precisely in those settings in which a regular class cannot be offered, either because of an insufficient number of students or the absence of a qualified instructor, that our software is intended to be used. Because we are concerned with college-level physics courses, which presuppose calculus, the issue of teacher qualification is a significant one. We have used our course model over the last four years to teach advanced-placement (AP) calculus and physics courses to gifted middle- and advanced high-school students. The remainder of the article focuses on the EPGY course software in the context of the AP physics courses. Students are expected to do homework and lab experiments besides online computer work.
LC Classification: Education -- Special aspects of education -- Education of special classes of persons -- Exceptional children and youth. Special education -- Gifted children and youth -- Secondary education
Science -- Mathematics -- Analysis -- Calculus -- Special topics, A-Z -- Computer-assisted instruction
Science -- Physics -- Mathematical physics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Mathematics -- Calculus
Key Concept: Physics
Mathematics -- Calculus
Mathematics -- Application problems for calculus
Date Issued: 1995
Resource Type: Cases
Course Descriptions
Instructional Materials
Mathematics Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: Advanced placement Students
College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teaching Professionals
Language: English
Rights: American Institute of Physics
Access Rights: Free access
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