Tutorials in Introductory Physics at CU

by Stephanie Chasteen on March 24, 2015

I just finished a short video on the use of Tutorials in Introductory Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, and wanted to share it with you all.  It gives a good overview of Tutorials and why you would want to use them.

You can find out more about Tutorials here.

Here is a link to the playlist which will contain all the videos eventually, which will include a history of Tutorials at CU, and facilitation tips.


Laurent March 25, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Do you know any thing like that for introductory chemistry?


Stephanie Chasteen March 26, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Yes! This isn’t my area of expertise, so I’m sure that there are more out there, but there were recitation materials developed for our intro chemistry series, online here: http://www.colorado.edu/sei/departments/chemistry_course-resources.htm

I’m not sure what all is in there; the recitation materials cover two semesters of intro chemistry, I think. If you think these aren’t complete, let me know and I can ask around for more complete archives.

That said, the Tutorials described in the video were developed with much more in-depth research than these materials in chemistry. Each Tutorial in introductory physics was pretty much one graduate student’s PhD thesis.

Laurent March 30, 2015 at 8:09 am

Thanks for your answer. Actually I knew the Colorado file. I am currently using Pogil material but I will be really interested in having activities build around easy and safe
experiment than can be done in class.

Thanks again for your post.


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