Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ongoing Research

Our main areas of interest explore the teaching and learning of physics from interrelated perspectives such as: ​

Representation in Physics
How can the different resources we use in physics be coordinated in order to improve the teaching and learning of physics?

Understanding Physical Phenomena
How do students understand physical phenomena and how can learning experiences be constructed to facilitate such understanding?

Complexity Thinking in Physics Education Research
How can complex processes of teaching and learning be modelled and understood?

Social Identity and the Culture of Physics
How does the culture of physics affect the possibilities for student learning?