Professor Debora M. Katz
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis MD, 21402
I am currently teaching SP212 (Physics II). The following documents were handed out on the first day of class:
HOMEWORK: Homework problems are not graded for credit, but you may receive extra credit. Homework problems may be completed using WileyPlus. To receive extra credit for completing homework, however, you must turn in a hardcopy of your work by the date listed in the syllabus.
TERM PROJECT: The term project is an individual project that counts the same as an in class, one-hour test. No group grade is given on the term project. You may consult with any living or nonliving source, but all sources must be listed in your references. You must describe the contribution living sources made to your work. Term projects completed by former students may be found in Ch 256. You are welcome to read these terms projects in the room, but do not remove them from the room.
Workshops—Using Case Studies in Core Physics
I am holding a series of workshops for USNA physics faculty. Interested instructors are invited to develop one or more case studies to use in SP211 or SP212.
Where: Physics Conference Room
Dates and Topics:
17JAN13: Motivation for and Introduction to Case Studies (Handout)
24JAN13: Review your topics and choose type of case study and elements
07FEB13: Share draft case studies
21FEB13: Present final case studies and draft instructions
Related External Links and References:
Roger Schank advocates completely rethinking education. He proposes entirely project-based curricula.
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science has a collection of cases.
Colorado State University has a nice one-page introduction to using case studies in education. From the main page, click on the site index, and find “case studies (writing guide)”.