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Physics Special Seminar: Culture-Based Approaches to Physics Instruction
Add to Calendar 2024-04-17T14:00:00 2024-04-17T15:00:00 UTC Physics Special Seminar: Culture-Based Approaches to Physics Instruction 339 Davey Laboratory
Start DateWed, Apr 17, 2024
10:00 AM
End DateWed, Apr 17, 2024
11:00 AM
Presented By
Clausell Mathis, Lyman Briggs College
Event Series: Special Physics Seminar

Dr. Clausell Mathis is an assistant professor at Michigan State University, where he holds a joint appointment with Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Teacher Education. His research interests include examining how physics instructors can leverage students' cultural resources and building connections to physics phenomena. Clausell's research focuses on understanding how physics teachers can effectively incorporate culture-based pedagogical approaches into their instruction. His research comprises three projects: (1) the development of physics curricula, where teachers use students' cultural resources as a tool for helping them learn physics concepts; (2) examining physics teacher identity concerning equity, attempting to understand how teachers' conceptions play a role in their teaching approaches towards equity; and (3) student sense-making, investigating the process through which students reason through physics concepts when they are perplexed by an idea, aiming for understanding, and how the use of student cultural resources can impact that process.