Seminars in Physics Education

(Italian version here)

Seminarium, a place to nurture seeds (semina in Latin)

This is the etymology of the word “seminar” that we use to indicate a participatory formative moment. Our research group has decided to reclaim it to emphasise the generative and growth-oriented purpose of a new series of meetings and workshops on physics education that will take place in this academic year.

The 2023/24 cycle will start on December 7, 2023, with the seminar-workshop by Sibel Erduran, professor of Science Education at the University of Oxford, and will continue throughout the first part of 2024 with seminars aimed at faculty members, researchers and/or teachers. The topics of this cycle are the development of scientific practices, particularly through the laboratory, and the reflection on teaching practices based on the findings of Physics Education Research.

Specific information will be gradually published, both on this page in short form and on dedicated pages with more in-depth details about topics and speakers.

Free registration on Indico DFA.

Seminars 2023/24

December 7th, 2023 – Argumentation in science teaching and learning (prof. Sibel Erduran, University of Oxford)

February 19th, 2024 – Engaging students in authentic scientific practices in physics lab courses (prof. Heather Lewandowski, University of Colorado Boulder)

February 20th, 2024 – Preparing for the Quantum Revolution: what is the role of higher education? (prof. Heather Lewandowski, University of Colorado Boulder)

March 18th, 2024 – Transforming a laboratory course for engaging students in scientific practices (dr Micol Alemani, University of Potsdam)

April 9th, 2024Analysing E-CLASS data differently: measuring self-recognition related to experimental physics (dr Michael Fox, Imperial College London

April 10th, 2024Effective practices the Physics Teaching Laboratory at Imperial College London (dr Michael Fox, Imperial College London)

May 9th and 10th, 2024Prof. Carl Wieman, Stanford University