GIREP Thematic Group: Physics Education Research at University (PERU)

(by JENARO GUISASOLA)

The Physics Education Research at University (PERU) is a Thematic Group within the GIREP, formed for those professionals with a special interest in research on the teaching and learning of university physics. The general aim of PERU will be to conduct a number of studies of teaching and learning physics curriculum topics at several universities within and beyond Europe. The Physics Education Research at University (PERU) Group aims to improve the education of scientist and engineering students across Europe. The group aims to become the leading voice for university physics education research in Europe and an authoritative source of information for the advancement of physics teaching and learning at university.

Objectives

This group serves to promote PER by:

  1. Conducting research on teaching and learning of physics in university scientist and engineering courses.
  2. Supporting activities that foster communication and exchange among professionals with an interest in PER, including the organization of a workshop in GIREP biannual Conference and actions associated with the workshop proceedings.
  3. Disseminating results and promote workshops for teacher education at university.
  4. Contributing to the development of a pathway for future educational policy, nationally and internationally.

In establishing this thematic group we are looking forward to ideas concerning open questions, to workshops or meetings and to research contributions as well as critical remarks. All people interested in these questions are invited to put forward their ideas and to start a discussion about this subject.

Please email to jenaro.guisasola[at]ehu.es.