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Supporting Variation in Students’ Needs, Abilities and Interests in Postsecondary STEM Courses

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 03:30pm - 04:30pm

Speaker: Jacquelyn Chini from University of Central Florida

 Abstract: Students naturally vary in their needs, abilities and interests. For some students, these variations result in a medical diagnosis that unlocks legally mandated accommodations. But, providing access to students goes beyond providing these legal accommodations. I will describe a “toy model” for considering the ways in which students likely vary, without needing to know the specific differences each student experiences. Then, I will describe how this model can inform decisions in physics education, from classroom structure to department website design. I will close with describing recent findings about the differential impact or learning during the COVID-19 pandemic across variations in students’ needs and abilities.

Host: Geraldine Cochran

*also a PAER Seminar*  

Extra Info: Meeting ID: 977 4752 4523
Password: 817908