Saturday, March 3, 2007
Physics Teacher Education Coalition 2007 Conference, American Physical Society PTEC (Boulder, CO)
In this workshop, we will examine how reformed instruction can both help and potentially hinder female students, depending on exactly how it is implemented. In the first segment of the workshop, the workshop leaders will review pertinent research on the origins of the underrepresentation of women in the physical sciences and factors promoting the success of female students in science and mathematics classrooms. In the second portion of this workshop, participants will discuss how to structure learning in their classrooms based on insights from existing research, and will also identify implementation issues in need of further research. If time permits, workshop participants will also discuss how such research might be conducted.