Bettina Dahl Soendergaard
Centre for Science Education, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
September 2011 – November 2011. Working with Roy Pea, H-STAR
My research at Stanford is focused on the teaching and learning of calculus. Previous research I have done in other countries has revealed that even students with high grades quickly forget key calculus concepts. Therefore, the purpose is to study Stanford calculus courses in relation to (1) the content, teaching style, and examination style; (2) the typed of concepts students learn and retain; (3) the relationship between concepts learned and the course grades; and finally (4) which teaching styles, and student study habits, might enhance the learning of calculus, including the use of interactive media.