Department of Physics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai

Transforming Perceptions about Physics

Speaker : Meera Chandrasekhar, Curators' Teaching Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri.

2015-09-07

Abstract :

The need for more and better education for students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields has been nationally proclaimed in the United States for years. I will describe the work we have done in Missouri to change students' science course-taking, while, at the same time, make this so-called "tough" science course effective and palatable. This process has led us to change the way we teach physics content in high school to a hands-on discussion-oriented method. This method removes the teacher from the role of being the sage on the stage, and places discovery in the hands of the student.

Key Speaker Meera Chandrasekhar, Curators' Teaching Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri.
Guests None
Place HSB 217
Start Time 5:00 PM
Finish Time 6:00 PM
External Link None