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Chair of Physics Education

We have two areas of interest:

Development of new material for teaching and learning, including:

Modern sensors, new experiments in Physics Education - development of new material based on theoretical guidelines for teaching and learning

designing multimedia learning with simulations

visualizing learning contents - designing according to theoretical guidelines

development of remote labs and learning environments.

Research on teaching and learning, including:

Analyzing how the design of a multimedia environment can effect Physics learning

empirical studies about the effects of illustrations and visualizations and on learning, knowledge application, and knowledge transfer

empirical investigation of learning scenarios that combine working with experiments in Physics and multimedia illustrations

studies about perception of visual information, also using eye tracker analysis.

  • Electron motion in magnetic and electric field

    electron mass ratio experiment

    The motion of electrons in electric and magnetic fields is a common subject in physics education, but it's hard to perform student experiments in this topic. To foster guided discovery we developed an environment where students can perform experiments on the computer. Additonally we provide feedback and a strong connection between experiment and theory through an overlay of a plot over the picture of the experiment. This can be a first step in using augmented reality in physics education. more

  • Spectrometry from a distance

    Spectrometry from a distance

    Since Bohr found the relationship between optical spectra and the structure of atoms spectroscopy is an important tool in Physics. Furthermore, also in elementary optics and for the understanding of color perception the analysis of spectra is a fundamental component. Every student should have the opportunity to study optical emission spectra. more

  • Training and Assessment of experimental competencies from a distance