PER group

Our group includes members from both the Physics Department and the School of Education.

Michael L Scott

Michael L Scott
Michael L Scott
255 Loomis Laboratory
(217) 333-0272

Ph.D. in Physics

My research looks at the role explicit reflection has on students learning physics. The differences between experts and novices has been well documented. My focus is how reflection can help facilitate the transformation of a novice to a more expert-like state. I am also interested in how Adobe Flash can be used to help students learn physics online. Please check out this Flash “simulation” (for lack of a better word) that I am developing that deals with the concept of relative motion.

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Honors and awards

  • AAPT Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2003).
  • Scott Anderson Award recognizing outstanding physics teaching assistants within the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Fall 2002).
  • Eugene C. Eads Award for Excellence in Physics given by the Department of Physics and Earth-Space Sciences, University of Indianapolis (1999).

Selected Publications

Invited Lectures/Talks