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What is SCALE-UP?

"SCALE-UP" stands for Student Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs and was pioneered by Bob Beichner at North Carolina State University and used at many universities across these United States. "SCALE-UP" is a new and innovative format for teaching physics designed to help students develop their intuitive skills and conceptual understanding of the physical world. This method of teaching provides an integrated learning environment with hands-on laboratory measurements that are then coupled with student problem-solving. This minimizes the passive learning that takes place in a standard lecture and replaces it with active learning through guided student participation and discovery.


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