Faculty

 

Rebecca  Rosenblatt's photo Rebecca Rosenblatt
  Assistant Professor

 Office: Moulton 313A
 Office Phone: (309) 438-5070
 e-mail: rjrosen@ilstu.edu

 

 

 

 

 Education:
 PhD Physics - The Ohio State University
 MS Physics - The Ohio State University
 BS Physics - University of Illinois-Champaign

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Physics Education Research (PER). Open questions in PER: What is the nature of student understanding (or misunderstanding) of a particular physics topic? How to measure student understanding? How does understanding evolve with time? What role do general cognitive mechanisms play? What is the most effective way to teach a particular topic? Why are some teaching methods better than others? How to implement instructional methods on a large scale? In the past I have worked more specifically with student understanding and learning mechanisms in relation to physics and in Assessment and Curriculum design.