Can research-based instructional models
produce better conceptual gains?
n We tested a change in our instruction*
in calculus-based physics for engineers.
n recitation is replaced by a group-learning
concept-building activity (tutorial).
n trained TAs help students learn qualitative reasoning
with research-based worksheets.
n Half the lecture classes had recitations,
half tutorials. Students were tested
with pre- and post-FCI.