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Physics Education Research (PER)

The Division of Physics Education Research (PER) aims to better understand critical issues in the teaching and learning of physics. Our activities are principally situated in university education settings. They combine and integrate theories of learning, the knowledge and practices of physics, and teaching and learning experiences. For a general introduction see our popular science presentation.

Nordic Physics Days 2020

The Nordic Physics Days conference is organized by the National Physical Societies in the Nordic countries and hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University. It will be held in Uppsala, at the University Main Building, 19-21 August 2020.

In special recognition of Uppsala University’s contributions to Physics Education Research (PER), a symposium on PER (physics education research) is arranged within the Conference. The PER focus will be on Representations in the teaching and learning of physics. This conference will also be the occasion to celebrate the 100-year jubilee of the Swedish Physical Society, founded in Uppsala in 1920.