City-Lab: Galileo
News · 27 August 2023
Introducing “City-Lab: Galileo”, a podcast project merging theatre with astrophysics, all set against the backdrop of Bertolt Brecht's play “Life of Galileo”. Tune into our kick-off episode with former Head of Science at NASA, Thomas Zurbuchen 🚀

Virtual reality in astronomy education
News · 13 August 2023
I'm excited to share our latest paper, in which we reflect on design principles for using virtual reality in astronomy education 💫

Using embodied cognition to teach abstract coding concepts
News · 26 June 2023
This month, my PhD student Fridtjof Gjengset launched his project at his start-up seminar, proposing to leverage embodied cognition principles to enhance computational literacy in STEM 👩‍💻

Studying the quality of inquiry-based teaching in science classrooms
News · 23 May 2023
Hot off the press! Our new research paper on inquiry-based science teaching is out now, shedding light on how this instructional method can enhance teaching quality and student participation 🧑‍🏫

The future of physics education
News · 14 May 2023
IMPRESS, the monthly seminar series on modern physics education research, is hosting a symposium on the future of physics education. Get inspired by cutting-edge research and connect with like-minded colleagues on June 30 2023 🙂

Podcast: physics in the classroom
News · 07 May 2023
Many have rather bad memories of their physics classes in school. But why? Is it the subject, the curricula or maybe the teaching methods? And what can we do to change that? I joined German podcast "Sag mal du als Physiker" to discuss physics education in schools 🎙

Bohr, Einstein and the quest for our quantum reality
News · 07 May 2023
What are the links between quantum physics and our understanding of reality? I welcomed Michael, Johannes, and Jens from the German physics podcast "Sag mal du als Physiker" in Copenhagen, the birthplace of Niels Bohr. Tune in to our episode 🤓

The role of the body in science education
News · 25 March 2023
I'm excited to share our latest paper that highlights the importance of embodied cognition perspectives in science education. We explore these perspectives in a dialogue between traditions to unify terminology & position the body in science education 🤓

Encountering Einsteinian physics in the classroom
News · 22 March 2023
How can we realise the full potential of Einsteinian physics in school? I gave a talk at the International Modern Physics & Research in Education Seminar Series (IMPRESS), discussing young girls' interest in and engagement with physics 👩‍🎓

A case for conceptual approaches in general relativity education
News · 02 January 2023
What is the value of conceptual approaches in general relativity education? In my latest opinion piece, I argue that we need to give students more opportunities to reason qualitatively and probe their physical intuition 🙇‍♀️

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