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.
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 😎
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 🚀
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 ☺️
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 ☺️
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!
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 💫