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Facilitating thinking and learning in and beyond the physics classrooms

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Physics and Astronomy Lecture Hall

Speaker: Dr. Chandralekha Singh (Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Director, Discipline-based Science Education Research, University of Pittsburgh)

I will discuss, using my research in physics education, how research can be used as a guide to develop curricula and pedagogies to reduce student difficulties. My research has focused on improving student understanding of introductory and advanced concepts, for example, in learning quantum mechanics. We are developing research?based learning tools such as tutorials and peer instruction tools that actively engage students in the learning process. I will discuss how we evaluate their effectiveness using a variety of methodologies.

Extra Info: Please contact our administrative assistant Lisa Rivera (lrivera at with questions regarding travel arrangements and reimbursements. Questions about the colloquium schedule should be addressed to Prof. Misha Gershenson (gersh at
  • Host: Geraldine Cochran
  • Tea, coffee, and cookies served at 10:20
  • All welcome!