The men and women earn equal STEM grades but men have higher variability in those grades. This isn’t enough to explain why there are more men in STEM. Continue reading Not enough variation to explain the gender gap
We’ve moved to perbites.org! We hope to see you there. Continue reading We’ve moved to PERbites.org!
Physics is less diverse than other physical sciences. Do graduate school admission processes contribute to this? Continue reading What matters when applying to graduate school and how it impacts diversity
Labs have been a standard part of the physics curriculum. Today’s paper suggests that labs don’t help students develop physics knowledge beyond what is already covered in other parts of the course. Continue reading Extra! Extra! Physics labs seem to be extra.
Using multiple representations is central to the study of physics. Today we look at how well students can change between representations of linear functions. Continue reading Transitioning between tables, equations, and graphs (oh my!) in physics and math
There is only so much class time during a semester which may make it difficult to incorporate research based assessments. Can we just give them online? Continue reading Paper or Pla– Electronic For Conceptual Inventories
Student evaluations of instruction are widely used to evaluate instructors. Today’s article suggests these are not correlated with student learning. Continue reading The lack of a relation between student learning and student evaluations
Workshops are successful in introducing new teaching strategies but less so in sustaining them. How the strategies are introduced matters. Continue reading AAPT Special: Do workshops work? With the right facilitation, yes.
A student’s network could have an impact on whether they decide to continue their degree program. Today’s paper looks into this issue. Continue reading The (physics class) Social Network
What are the demographics of future physics teachers & are any of those characteristics associated with their performance on certification exams? Continue reading Who wants to be physics teacher?