1.24 pm - Magdalena Kersting

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1.24 pm - Magdalena Kersting

Post by uked-colin » Sat May 30, 2020 6:12 pm

Presentation Title:
Einsteinian physics in the classroom - re-evaluating practices in modern physics education
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n recent years, Albert Einstein's ideas of space, time, and gravity have emerged both as active fields of research and as popular topics in physics classrooms. As teachers and educators, we can choose from an increasing number of modern instructional models to introduce students to Einstein's ideas. However, we can only unleash the true potential of modern physics in schools if we interlace pedagogical and content-specific perspectives successfully. In this talk, I will reflect on the current practices of teaching physics to offer support and new impetus to the physics teaching community in and beyond the learning domain of modern physics.
Suited for: Secondary & FE teachers.

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Re: 1.24 pm - Magdalena Kersting

Post by MagdalenaKersting » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:05 pm

Topics of modern physics greatly motivate students and they can ignite a passion for science. One example is Albert Einstein and his mind-bending ideas about space, time, and gravity 8-)

Here is the link to our free digital learning resources that help you bring the general theory of relativity to your secondary science classroom: www.viten.no/relativity

The resources make innovative use of interactive and collaborative modes of learning and foster qualitative understanding of key concepts in general relativity :geek:

The design of the learning environment is a result of iterative classroom trials in collaboration with physics teachers to guarantee an authentic learning experience for students.

If you wish to learn more about the research behind the development of our learning resources, take a look at these open access articles:

https://journals.aps.org/prper/abstract ... .14.010130
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1 ... 552/ab08f5

You can find even more learning resources and research as well as popular science articles about modern physics education on my homepage: www.magdalenakersting.com

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Re: 1.24 pm - Magdalena Kersting

Post by MagdalenaKersting » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:20 pm

My favourite way to boost physics education is to let students TALK PHYSICS.

Talking physics is an instructional approach that invites students to use language to explore the world around them. The idea is simple: If you talk and argue like a physicist, you will start thinking like a physicist as well :geek:

Talking physics can foster an understanding of scientific concepts and create awareness of the nature of science.

  • Why is it important to teach topics of modern or "Einsteinian" physics in the classroom?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges of teaching these topics in schools?
  • How do you teach these topics? Have you tried to let students talk modern physics?

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