Physics Education

Research on Physics Education is conducted focusing on both learning and teaching. Our research program includes topics that can be grouped in the following areas: Physics Problem Solving, Physics Curriculum, and Physics Teaching. At present, our activities are focused on the first and third of these topics. Within them, students’ cognitive processes, as well as the interplay with interactional characteristics, are addressed.

Besides research, most members of the group participate or have participated in in-service teacher training programs. Among these, collaborating in the design of the Physics curriculum for secondary and university levels and participating in different teacher-training programs directed to high-school and university Physics teachers.