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Research and Innovation in Physics Education: Two Sides of the Same Coin

  • Jenaro Guisasola
  • Kristina Zuza

Part of the Challenges in Physics Education book series (CPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gorazd Planinšič
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jenaro Guisasola, Kristina Zuza, Jaume Ametller, Paulo Sarriugarte
    Pages 109-118
  4. Ed van den Berg, Aernout van Rossum, Jeroen Grijsen, Henk Pol, Jan van der Veen
    Pages 135-143
  5. Jouni Viiri, Jarkko Kilpeläinen, Martina Kekule, Eizo Ohno, Jarkko Hautala
    Pages 145-154
  6. Marta Carli, Stefania Lippiello, Ornella Pantano, Mario Perona, Giuseppe Tormen
    Pages 155-168
  7. Silvia Galano, Francesca Monti, Giacomo Bozzo, Claudia Daffara, Italo Testa
    Pages 183-195
  8. Ramon E. Lopez, Michael A. Greene, Ximena Cid
    Pages 197-207
  9. Michael M. Hull, Haruko Uematsu
    Pages 209-223
  10. Claudia Fracchiolla, Brean Prefontaine, Manuel Vasquez, Kathleen Hinko
    Pages 225-238
  11. Deirdre O’Neill, Eilish McLoughlin
    Pages 239-247

About this book


This book describes novel approaches designed to enhance the professional training of physics teachers, and explores innovations in the teaching and learning of physics in the classroom and laboratory. It features selected contributions from the International Research Group on Physics Teaching (GIREP) and Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning (MPTL) Conference, held in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain, in July 2018, which brought together two communities: researchers in physics education and physics teachers. The book covers a broad range of topics, highlighting important aspects of the relationship between research and innovation in the teaching of physics, and presenting fresh insights to help improve learning processes and instruction. Offering a contemporary vision of physics teaching and the learning process, the book is of interest to all teachers and researchers committed to teaching and learning physics on the basis of good evidence.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jenaro Guisasola
    • 1
  • Kristina Zuza
    • 2
  1. 1.Donostia Physics Education Research Group (DoPER), Department of Physics Applied, Gipuzkoa School of EngineeringUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)Donostia-San SebastianSpain
  2. 2.Donostia Physics Education Research Group (DoPER), Department of Physics Applied, Gipuzkoa School of EngineeringUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)Donostia-San SebastianSpain

About the editors

Jenaro Guisasola is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Physics Education at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain. He holds a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Barcelona, as well as a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of the Basque Country. His research interests focus on two related paths: first, teaching and learning conceptual physics at high school and university degree levels, and second, the use of history and philosophy of science as tools to help organize teaching and learning in the science curriculum. Over the last five years, he has been pursuing research on educational materials.

Kristina Zuza is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering – Gipuzkoa, Applied Physics Department, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She holds a master’s degree in Astrophysics (University of La Laguna) and a Ph.D. in Physics Education (UPV/EHU). Her research focuses on physics education in introductory physics and high school courses, particularly the production of research-based teaching materials. She is also involved in secondary school in-service and pre-service teacher training.

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