Living Physics Portal Team
Pedagogical Methods Used
Peer Instruction / Think-Pair-Share, Collaborative problem-solving, Context-rich problems, Ranking tasks, SCALE-UP / studio / workshop physics, Modeling Instruction, Tutorials
Life Sciences Focus
Mostly macro- and microscopic biology as contexts for studying how physics plays a role.
Education Research and Pedagogy Expertise
Deep qualitative studies into students' experiences in introductory physics utilizing longitudinal case studies.
Years teaching physics for life sciences
Describe the courses that you teach for life sciences students
(Briggs Life Science Studio) BLiSS Physics I & II
What is your approach to teaching physics for life science students?
I believe that students will see through flimsy layers of context. To truly engage students and to impact their beliefs about the relevance of physics, instruction must be authentically motivated and connected to students' lives.