Analyses the impact of modern physics on culture and physics education
Explores digital challenges and innovative approaches in physics and STEM teaching
Outlines the importance of transdisciplinarity, creative thinking, and multiculturality in education
Part of the book series: Challenges in Physics Education (CPE)
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Table of contents (27 chapters)
Communicating Contemporary Physics
Digital Challenges for Physics Learning
About this book
This book is invaluable for teachers and students in high school and junior college who struggle to understand the principles of modern physics and incorporate scientific methods in their lessons. It provides interactive and multidisciplinary approaches that will help prepare present and future generations to face the technological and social challenges they will face. Rather than using a unidirectional didactic approach, the authors - scientists, philosophers, communication experts, science historians and science education innovators - divide the book into two parts; the first part, “Communicating Contemporary Physics”, examines how new physics developments affect modern culture, while the second part, “Digital Challenges for Physics Learning”, covers physics education research using ICT, plus the experiences of classroom teachers and a range of ideas and projects to innovate physics and STEM teaching.
- Physics Education
- Interdisciplinary Learning in Education
- Interdisciplinary Approach in Learning Science
- ICT in Physics Learning
- e-learning and Distance Learning
- Modern Physics Culture
- Creative Thinking in Physics Education
Editors and Affiliations
ARSCIENCIA, Vienna, Austria
Physics Education Research Unit, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
INFN Sezione di Cagliari, Monserrato (Cagliari), Italy
Physics Department, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
About the editors
Marisa Michelini is full time Professor of Physics Education in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics (DMIF) of the University of Udine, where she is from 1994 Rector Delegate for different areas and also for GEO University Consortium that she has headed since 2014.
She is responsible for the Physics Education Research Unit (URDF), which she founded in 1992. At international level from 2012 she is President of International Research Group on Physics Education (GIREP); from 2016 board member of PED Section of European Physical Society (EPS); from 2014 board member of Multimedia Physics Teaching Learning (MPTL) and from 2019 consultant of CERN for Education. Her research activity during the entire career has been devoted to innovative physics education paths on modern physics. She received in 1989 the Italian Physical Society Award for the Exhibit Games Experiments Ideas and in 2018 the IUPAP-ICPE International Award for the research in physics education.
Walter M. Bonivento, experimental physicist in astroparticle and particle physics. Senior INFN Researcher, coordinator of astroparticle physics of the Cagliari INFN Unit. He has been working for 20 years at CERN (DELPHI, LHCb, with many leadership roles) and since a few years at LNGS with the Darkside experiment as member of the executive board. He is the Scientific Director of the Aria project for the distillation of argon for the research of dark matter carried out at LNGS. Lecturer at the Physics Department of the University of Cagliari and INFN Manager of the dissemination project on Dark Matter DARK. Project leader and coordinator of Gravitas together with Mateo Tuveri and Viviana Fanti, physics-philosophical chats held from december 2021 - april 2022.
Matteo Tuveri master degree in theoretical physics and PhD with as research subjects Blackholes, holography, Dark Matter and emergent gravity. Researcher in the field of physics education and scientific dissemination. Professor of the History of Physics of the Twentieth Century, in his research he develops communication strategies and new methods for teaching physics by combining art, technology and science. He works and collaborates in close synergy with institutions, festivals and schools in the Italian territory. Since february 2019 is vice President of IdeAS (Incontri di Divulgazione e Astrofisica in Sardegna). Project leader and coordinator of Gravitas INFN project and organiser of associated public events.
Book Title: New Challenges and Opportunities in Physics Education
Editors: Marilena Streit-Bianchi, Marisa Michelini, Walter Bonivento, Matteo Tuveri
Series Title: Challenges in Physics Education
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-37386-2Published: 31 October 2023
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-37389-3Due: 14 November 2024
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-37387-9Published: 30 October 2023
Series ISSN: 2662-8422
Series E-ISSN: 2662-8430
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 437
Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour