Physics Education Research

The Division of Physics Education is a disciplinary based research group, which is an integral part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University.

The activities of the group are centred principally around Higher Education, and the interplays between scientific literacy, student learning and the form and content of university physics and related engineering curricula and teaching. Typically this research draws on conceptual framing and theoretical perspectives that have factors such as social identity, disciplinary discourse and literacy, epistemology, metacognition, language, gender, visualization, simulation, culture and worldview as important underpinning attributes. Physics and engineering students' experiences of learning, teaching and their environments, and their experienced culture, and values, prior education, and personal aspirations provide important constituents for our work.
The group also works in the area of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): teachers using scientific attitudes and integrity to share how they have made learning possible.