I am an educational researcher, physics educator, and science communicator working to bring great science education to as many people as possible.
Currently, I hold a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oslo to study the quality of instructional practices in science classrooms as part of project LISSI. Previously, I developed a digital learning environment about Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity as part of project ReleQuant.
I have a life-long goal of getting students excited about modern physics and I collaborate with the Einsteinian Physics Education Research Collaboration (EPER) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) to make that happen.
Call me Dr Magdalena Kersting!
I have successfully defended my PhD-thesis 'General Relativity in Secondary School: Research-Based Development of Learning Resources and Analyses of Students’ Conceptual Understanding Using the Model of Educational Reconstruction'. It's time to bring Einstein's ideas into the classroom! 🤓
I'm excited to give a public talk on the foundations of general relativity as part of the online series "Faszination Astronomie Online" hosted by Haus der Astronomie, Center for Astronomy Education and Outreach. The talk is in German and will be live-streamed Tuesday, August 18th 2020, 7pm CEST.
Instructional Design and Technology: From the lab to the classroom
August, 24th-26th 2020
Embodied Cognition at the Crossroads of Philosophy, Linguistics, Psychology & Artificial Intelligence
Fourth International Conference on the History of Physics - On the Road to Modern Physics