Concepts, Strategies and Models to Enhance Physics Teaching and Learning

  • Eilish McLoughlin
  • Paul van Kampen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Development of Physics Teaching and Learning in School

  3. Innovation in Undergraduate Physics Education

  4. Trends in Physics Teacher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Ruth Chadwick, Eilish McLoughlin, Odilla E. Finlayson
      Pages 139-145
    3. Andrea Király, Andrea Kárpáti, Péter Tasnádi
      Pages 147-157
    4. Yaron Lehavi, Avraham Merzel, Ruti Segal, Ami Baram, Bat-Sheva Eylon
      Pages 159-169
    5. Gesche Pospiech, Yaron Lehavi, Esther Bagno, Bat-Sheva Eylon
      Pages 181-192
  5. Bridging Gaps in Student Motivation and Engagement in Physics

About this book


This book discusses novel research on and practices in the field of physics teaching and learning. It gathers selected high-quality studies that were presented at the GIREP-ICPE-EPEC 2017 conference, which was jointly organised by the International Research Group on Physics Teaching (GIREP); European Physical Society – Physics Education Division, and the Physics Education Commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). The respective chapters address a wide variety of topics and approaches, pursued in various contexts and settings, all of which represent valuable contributions to the field of physics education research. Examples include the design of curricula and strategies to develop student competencies—including knowledge, skills, attitudes and values; workshop approaches to teacher education; and pedagogical strategies used to engage and motivate students. This book shares essential insights into current research on physics education and will be of interest to physics teachers, teacher educators and physics education researchers around the world who are working to combine research and practice in physics teaching and learning. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eilish McLoughlin
    • 1
  • Paul van Kampen
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Physical Sciences & Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and LearningDublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  2. 2.School of Physical Sciences & Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and LearningDublin City UniversityDublinIreland

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