Publications

Magdalena Kersting in front of a blackboard
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Refereed Research Articles

  1. Kersting, M., Toellner, R., Blair, D., Burman, R. (2020) Gravity and warped time – clarifying conceptual confusions in general relativity, Physics Education, 55, 015023, https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6552/AB56D7
  2. Choudhary, R., Kraus, U., Kersting, M., Zahn, C., Zadnik, M., Meagher, R., Blair, D. (2019). Einsteinian physics in the classroom: Integrating physical and digital learning resources in the context of an international research collaboration, The Physics Educator. 1(4) 1950016, https://doi.org/10.1142/S2661339519500161

  3. Steier, R., Kersting, M. (2019), Metaimagining and embodied conceptions of spacetime, Cognition & Instruction, 37(2), 145-168, https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07370008.2019.1580711
  4. Kersting, M., (2019) Free fall in curved spacetime – how to visualise gravity in general relativity,Physics Education, Physics Education, 54, 035008, https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6552/ab08f5
  5. Steier, R., Kersting, M., Silseth, K (2019). Imagining with improvised representations in CSCL environments, International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 14: 109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11412-019-09295-1
  6. Kersting, M. (2019). Navigating four dimensions - upper secondary students' understanding of movement in spacetime, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 1287, Number 1, http://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1287/1/012007
  7. 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, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11191-018-9997-4
  8. 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. http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.14.010130
  9. Kersting, M. (in press). How History and Philosophy of Science Can Inform Teaching and Learning of General Relativity in Upper Secondary School, Proceedings of the Fifteenth Marcel Grossman Meeting on General Relativity, World Scientific, Singapore

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

  3. 07/2019: "Free Fall in Curved Spacetime", GIREP 2019, Budapest, Hungary

  4. 12/2018: "General Relativity in Upper Secondary School", AIP Congress 2018, Perth, Australia

  5. 07/2018: "The Role of Imagination in the Language Games of the Science Classroom", BWS 2018, London, UK

  6. 07/2018: "Navigating Four Dimensions - Upper Secondary Students' Understanding of Movement in Spacetime", GIREP-MPTL 2018, San Sebastian, Spain 

  7. 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 

  8. 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

  9. 06/2018: "Gravity, Imagination, and Embodied Conceptions of Spacetime", 2nd Symposium on Embodied Interaction: "Gesture, Touch, and Embodied Meaning-Making", Odense, Denmark

  10. 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

  11. 08/2017: "Educational Reconstruction of General Relativity Through a Collaborative Online Learning Environment", JURE 2017, Tampere, Finland

  12. 08/2017: "Gravity, Imagination, and Embodied Conceptions of Spacetime", ESERA 2017, Dublin, Ireland

  13. 07/2017: "Teaching General Relativity in Upper Secondary School: an Educational Reconstruction", GIREP-ICPE-EPEC 2017, Dublin, Ireland

  14. 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. 11/2019: "Computer-supported collaborative learning & embodied conceptions of spacetime", Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden

  2. 11/2019: "Embodied Cognition in Science Education - Examples from Relativity", Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden
  3. 11/2019: "Computer-supported collaborative learning & embodied conceptions of spacetime", Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden
  4. 08/2019: "Modernising Science Teaching: Bringing the Virtual Universe into the Classroom", Workshop with Jackie Bondell, ESERA 2019, Bologna, Italy 

  5. 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 

  6. 07/2019: "Bringing general relativity to secondary schools: Design and evaluation of a digital learning environment", GR22-Amaldi13, Valencia, Spain

  7. 07/2019: Symposium "Teaching and Learning of Einsteinian Physics", GIREP 2019, Budapest, Hungary

  8. 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

  9. 12/2018: "Modernising Physics Teaching", STAWA Future Science 2018, Perth, Australia

  10. 11/2018: "Understanding Curved Spacetime", Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum 2018, Perth, Australia

  11. 07/2018: Chair of symposium: "International Perspectives on Einsteinian Physics at Upper Secondary School Level", GIREP-MPTL 2018, San Sebastian, Spain 

  12. 06/2017: "A Relatively Modern Physics Lesson", Science on Stage, Debrecen, Hungary
  13. 07/2017: Chair of symposium: "The Teaching and Learning of Einsteinian Physics in International Contexts", GIREP-ICPE-EPEC 2017, Dublin, Ireland

  14. 12/2016: "General Relativity: Making Einstein's Theory Teachable", STAWA Future Science 2016, Perth, Australia

  15. 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

  16. 8/2016: "ReleKvant - undervisningsopplegg om relativitetsteori og kvantefysikk", National Conference on Teaching of Physics, Copenhagen, Denmark 

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