Physics Education Research

The group in Physics Education works with research questions relevant to physics education in universities and upper secondary schools. The research is focused on student active teaching methods, especially group discussions in problem solving and how these affect the students' interest in physics. The gender issue is important. Another area of interest is the students' experience and learning during laboratory work in physics.


Karin Due (2009):  Physics, learning conversation and gender.: A study of group discussions in physics in upper secondary school. (In Swedish. Original title: Fysik, lärande samtal och genus.: En studie av gymnasieelevers gruppdiskussioner i fysik.)


Benckert S, Pettersson S, Aasa S, Johansson O & Norman R. Gruppdiskussioner runt kontextrika problem I fysik – Hur ska problemen utformas? Nordina nr 2 2005, s 36-50.

Due K. Lära tillsammans - om möjligheter och hinder i gymnasieelevers gruppdiskussioner i fysik. Presentation vid det 8 nordiske Forskersymposium om undervisning i naturfag, "Naturfagsdidaktikkens mange facetter" i Aalborg maj 2005.

Pettersson S & Benckert S. Students and Teaching Assistants Develop Lab Work and Learn About Physics Education Research. Report from a project financed by the Council for Higher Education (164/G02) 2005.

Benckert S & Pettersson S. Förstå fysiken bättre – lös problem i grupp. Fysikaktuellt nr 4, December 2004, 9-13.

Benckert S & Pettersson S. Context and Conversation in Physics Education. Report from a project financed by the Council for Higher Education (161/97), 2001.

Benckert S. Context and conversation – a way to create a more gender-inclusive physics education? I konferensrapport World Wide Wisdom – socially responsible and gender inclusive Science and Technology. GASAT 10 July 1-6 2001 Copenhagen.

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Staff - Physics Education Research

Benckert, Sylvia
Bodin, Madelen
Luangrath, Phimpho
Pettersson, Sune
Vilaythong, Thongloon
Due, Karin