Posts tagged with "PER"



What is physics education research (PER)?
FAQ · 12 April 2022
Physics education research (PER) is an interdisciplinary form of research that investigates learning and teaching in physics to improve instructional practices. Traditionally, PER has stood at the crossroads of physics and the social sciences. Physics education researchers often use tools and methods from educational research to study learning processes that are unique to the physics discipline. 

Modern Physics Education Seminar Series
News · 04 April 2022
We are excited to kickstart the International Modern Physics & Research in Education Seminar Series (IMPRESS). Our monthly seminars will give momentum to modern physics education and increase the visibility of physics education research (PER). Join us 😎

Interview with EduINAF
News · 11 October 2021
How do I combine my love for physics & science communication in my research? What does physics education research actually look like? And why does Einsteinian physics motivate students? Claudia Mignone interviewed me about all things relativity, education & creativity for EduINAF 🚀

New paper: girls' interest in Einsteinian physics
News · 08 August 2021
How does Einsteinian physics impact middle-school girls' perception of and interest in physics? My latest paper gives answers and argues that Einsteinian physics offers excellent opportunities to inspire middle-school girls and help them see future possibilities in physics ☺️

Teaching Einsteinian Physics in Schools
News · 25 May 2021
BIG NEWS: our book "Teaching Einsteinian Physics in Schools - An Essential Guide for Teachers for Teachers in Training and Practice" will come out this July 🎉

IAU PhD Prize
News · 24 May 2021
I am over the moon that the International Astronomical Union awarded me the PhD Prize​ in the Division of Education, Outreach, and Heritage. The prize recognises outstanding scientific achievements of astronomy PhD students around the world ☺️

ECU2021 Live Sessions
News · 19 March 2021
Did you miss the webinars of our virtual physics education session at ECU2021? You can now watch the full webinars and browse all talks on the conference website!

Bend it like dark matter!
News · 25 February 2021
Dark matter is one of the most intriguing scientific mysteries of our time and offers exciting instructional opportunities for physics education in high schools. Check out Julia Woithe and my latest paper in Physics Education!

The invisibility of time dilation
News · 05 January 2021
Many Einsteinian phenomena are invisible to the naked eye and defy our everyday experiences. In our latest paper, Theo Hughes and I explore how we can picture time dilation 🤓

Virtual reality in astrophysics
News · 13 December 2020
Virtual reality can turn abstract concepts into experienceable phenomena. Together with OzGrav, I have studied the exciting opportunities of using VR to transform science education and public outreach practices. Take a look and let me know what you think 💫

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