Teaching Problem Solving
Participate in newly funded program to develop diagnostic instruments to measure the degree of expertise in physics problem solving and to develop pedagogy to teach such expertise. Our developing online environment involves an open source WIKI-text based on our new Modeling Applied to Problem Solving pedagogy that is integrated with the tutors MasteringPhysics.com and LON_CAPA.org. See http://relate.mit.edu for related work.
One postdoc will have a Ph.D or Ed.D in physics/science education, educational psychology, or psychometrics, and must have experience in teaching physics. Some familiarity with theories of learning, test design and validation, and/or analysis of large educational datasets is desirable. A second position requires very strong computer programming (perl, web applications, MySQL) and/or statistics/data analysis skills. Applicants must be comfortable working in a small group and interacting with remote collaborators. This position is a proven route to positions in academia and education companies. Inquiries and applications (CV and names of three referees) should be sent to Dr. R. Teodorescu, rteodore@MIT.EDU. Review of applications will begin immediately; starting date flexible. MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.