Magdalena Kersting in front of a blackboard
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Refereed Research Articles

  1. Steier, R., Kersting, M. (2019), Metaimagining and embodied conceptions of spacetime, Cognition & Instruction, 37(2), 145-168,

  2. Kersting, M., (2019) Free fall in curved spacetime – how to visualise gravity in general relativity,Physics Education, Physics Education, 54, 035008,

  3. Steier, R., Kersting, M., Silseth, K (2019). Imagining with improvised representations in CSCL environments, International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 14: 109.

  4. Kersting, M. (2019). Navigating four dimensions - upper secondary students' understanding of movement in spacetime, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 1287, Number 1,

  5. Kersting, M., Steier, R. (2018). Understanding curved spacetime - the role of the rubber sheet analogy in learning general relativity. Science & Education. 27(7),593-623,

  6. Kersting, M., Henriksen, E. K., Bøe, M. V., & Angell, C. (2018). General relativity in upper secondary school: design and evaluation of an online learning environment using the model of educational reconstruction. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 14(1), 010130-1-010130-18.

  7. How history and philosophy of science can inform teaching and learning of general relativity in upper secondary school (in press) 

Refereed Conference Contributions

  1. 08/2019: "Scientific Concepts and the Role of Imagination in the Language Games of the Science Classroom", ESERA 2019, Bologna, Italy 

  2. 08/2019: "Design-based Research and the Model of Educational Reconstruction - a Combined Approach to Design Successful Science Instruction", joint work with Floor Kamphorst, ESERA 2019, Bologna, Italy
  1. 07/2019: "Free Fall in Curved Spacetime", GIREP 2019, Budapest, Hungary

  2. 12/2018: "General Relativity in Upper Secondary School", AIP Congress 2018, Perth, Australia
  3. 07/2018: "The Role of Imagination in the Language Games of the Science Classroom", BWS 2018, London, UK
  4. 07/2018: "Navigating Four Dimensions - Upper Secondary Students' Understanding of Movement in Spacetime", GIREP-MPTL 2018, San Sebastian, Spain 
  5. 07/2018: "How History and Philosophy of Science Can Inform Teaching and Learning of General Relativity in Upper Secondary School", GIREP-MPTL 2018, San Sebastian, Spain 
  6. 07/2018: "How History and Philosophy of Science Can Inform Teaching and Learning of General Relativity in Upper Secondary School", 15th Marcel Grossmann Meeting, Rome, Italy

  7. 06/2018: "Gravity, Imagination, and Embodied Conceptions of Spacetime", 2nd Symposium on Embodied Interaction: "Gesture, Touch, and Embodied Meaning-Making", Odense, Denmark

  8. 03/2018: "General Relativity in Upper Secondary School: How Philosophy of Science Can Inform Physics Education of the 21st century", PESGB 2018, Oxford, Great Britain
  9. 08/2017: "Educational Reconstruction of General Relativity Through a Collaborative Online Learning Environment", JURE 2017, Tampere, Finland
  10. 08/2017: "Gravity, Imagination, and Embodied Conceptions of Spacetime", ESERA 2017, Dublin, Ireland
  11. 07/2017: "Teaching General Relativity in Upper Secondary School: an Educational Reconstruction", GIREP-ICPE-EPEC 2017, Dublin, Ireland

  12. 07/2017: "An International Research Collaboration in the Teaching and Learning of Einsteinian Physics", GIREP-ICPE-EPEC 2017, Dublin, Ireland

Workshops, Presentations, & Invited Talks

  1. 08/2019: "Modernising Science Teaching: Bringing the Virtual Universe into the Classroom", Workshop with Jackie Bondell, ESERA 2019, Bologna, Italy 

  2. 07/2019: "The Transformational Power of Educational Research Collaborations - Impact in Physics Education", Bridging the Skills Gap in Physics Education, Institute of Physics, London, UK 

  3. 07/2019: "Bringing general relativity to secondary schools: Design and evaluation of a digital learning environment", GR22-Amaldi13, Valencia, Spain

  4. 07/2019: Symposium "Teaching and Learning of Einsteinian Physics", GIREP 2019, Budapest, Hungary

  5. 02/2019: "Curved Spacetime: Investigating Students' Conceptual Understanding in General Relativity", WE-Heraeus Seminar - General Relativity as a Challenge for Physics Education, Bad Honnef, Germany

  6. 12/2018: "Modernising Physics Teaching", STAWA Future Science 2018, Perth, Australia

  7. 11/2018: "Understanding Curved Spacetime", Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum 2018, Perth, Australia

  8. 07/2018: Chair of symposium: "International Perspectives on Einsteinian Physics at Upper Secondary School Level", GIREP-MPTL 2018, San Sebastian, Spain 

  9. 06/2017: "A Relatively Modern Physics Lesson", Science on Stage, Debrecen, Hungary
  10. 07/2017: Chair of symposium: "The Teaching and Learning of Einsteinian Physics in International Contexts", GIREP-ICPE-EPEC 2017, Dublin, Ireland

  11. 12/2016: "General Relativity: Making Einstein's Theory Teachable", STAWA Future Science 2016, Perth, Australia

  12. 11/2016: "Curved Space and Warped Time: Students' Understanding of Gravity", International Workshop on the Teaching and Learning of Einsteinian Physics in the Era of Gravitational Astronomy, Gin Gin, Western Australia

  13. 8/2016: "ReleKvant - undervisningsopplegg om relativitetsteori og kvantefysikk", National Conference on Teaching of Physics, Copenhagen, Denmark 

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