Innovating Education to Educate Innovators: Lessons From Physics Education Research

Friday, February 17, 2017: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)
Eric Mazur, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Education research in the sciences began with physicists who sought to improve undergraduate education in that discipline. Physics education research (PER) established standards for evidence that increasingly have been adopted by researchers across the sciences. This presentation will provide an overview of PER, the pedagogical changes that PER has inspired in undergraduate physics courses and programs, and the implications of this work for improving undergraduate education in other disciplines.