School of Education

Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education

What is Physics Education Research and how does it affect you?

Date: 23 November, 13:00 -14:00
Location: E.C. Stoner 7.83

To introduce the new Physics Education Research Group (PERG)


Dr Alison Voice – Rationale for the new research group and overview of current projects
Samantha Pugh – What’s the problem with 2nd year?
Dr Rob Purdy – Does digital learning work in Physics?
Dr Ross Galloway – Physics education research at Edinburgh University


Physics Education Research Groups are springing up across the UK and the IOP is supporting and driving the initiative. Such discipline-based pedagogic research provides understanding and evidence of how students learn Physics, and informs future developments and practice.
Hear from group members about recent projects and how they could affect and involve you. Then hear from our invited speaker, Ross Galloway, about research and developments in teaching Physics at Edinburgh University.
Ross Galloway is a member of academic staff in the School of Physics & Astronomy at Edinburgh University. He undertakes pedagogic research in Physics and has publications covering topics of Problem Solving, Diagnostic Testing, Peer Instruction and Flipped Classroom Practice. He is an engaging speaker and will give an overview of research and developments undertaken by the Edinburgh Physics Education Research Group (EdPER) which has been active for many years.
Please note, sandwich lunch will be provided, but please bring along any teas/coffee/water.


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