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Toward Expert Level Thinking: Talk for AAPT SM 2021

One of the distinguishing attributes of first year physics students is the novice-style approach to solving problems, typically based upon common variables or equation hunting. Having students shift to more expert-like strategies, based upon more over-arching ideas or concepts is often a challenge in physics teaching. This talk will discuss several strategies implemented in an urban-emergent high school for both traditional junior level students, as well as AP level students to help shift student approaches from novice to expert.

If you plan on attending AAPTSM21 I hope you will engage in conversation with me! If not, this talk is accessible to all!

Slides, citations and resources available here

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