PHYSICS AND BIOMECHANICS EDUCATION RESEARCH: IMPROVING LEARNING OF BIOMECHANICAL CONCEPTS

  • Duane Knudson
Keywords: Instruction, mechanics, pedagogy, teaching

Abstract

Many students find mechanical concepts counterintuitive, difficult, and often have a negative perception of physics and biomechanics classes. This paper reviews the research on learning mechanical concepts from the physics and biomechanics literature. Substantial progress has been made in standardized tests of biomechanical concepts and identifying factors that are associated with learning these concepts. Active learning pedagogies double learning of physics and biomechanics concepts compared to traditional lecture/lab instruction. Biomechanics instructors should consider using research-based instructional strategies, participate in and support the scholarship of teaching and learning of biomechanical concepts.
Published
2013-08-27