Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series: "Using Multiple-Possibility/Ill-Structured Physics Problems in Introductory Physics Courses"

Start Date: November 01 2017 - 12:00 PM

End Date: November 01 2017 - 01:00 PM

Audience: Student, Faculty and Staff

Category: Club Event

Location: MC-30


Physics Department & Women In Science Club Presents: Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series - "Using Multiple-Possibility/Ill-Structured Physics Problems in Introductory Physics Courses and Investigating It's Impact on Students" Presented by Vazgen Shekoyan Synopsis: One important aspect of Physics instruction is helping students develop better problem solving expertise. Besides enhancing the content knowledge, problems help students develop different cognitive abilities and skills. Given the limited impact of traditional textbook-type problems on developing students' problem-solving expertise, I have conducted a Physics Education Research Study on Alternative Types of Problems and evaluated my impact on students. This Presentation focuses on problems called multiple-possibility problems (alternatively called Ill-Structured Problems). In my Presentation I will share the research questions that were posed in the Study, how the Pedagogical Study was designed, as well as, were the results of the Investigation. This event is sponsored by the Senate Committee on Academic Development and Elective Programs. This Series will highlight Physics Research being done at Queensborough Community College and the greater New York area. It is a great opportunity to learn about current topics in Physics, meet the Professors conducting the research, and learn about opportunities to participate in research. Please bring your lunch! We will supply drinks and snacks. This event is Co-Sponsored by the Biology Club, Ally LGBTQ Club, STEM Research Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Foreign Language Society, SACNAS QCC Chapter, Chemistry Club, International Student Club, Math Club, Science Research Alliance, Haitian Club, Muslim Student Association, Korean Student Association, College Discovery Club, QCC Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, Military Student Veterans Association, ASAP Club 


Contact Name: Marlon Moreno

Contact Phone: 718.281.5017

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