The Physics Education Research Group at Colorado (PER@C) is one of largest research programs in physics education research (PER) in the nation. Our research group develops and studies: uses of technology in physics education, assessments (conceptual, epistemological, and belief-oriented), theoretical models of students' learning physics, social and contextual foundations of student learning, examination of successful educational reforms and replication studies of such reforms, and student problem solving in physics. We sponsor a number of educational reforms in physics, which range from pre-college to post-doctoral. The research group includes faculty, staff, and students from both the Department of Physics and the School of Education.
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The AMO Physics Frontier Center at JILA and the Physics Education Research group at the University of Colorado at Boulder are collaborating to support a physics education outreach program. A two-year (possibly extendable) position is available for someone to direct the outreach & community partnership efforts of the AMO Frontier Center and conduct research on student learning in these environments. Follow the link above for more information.
CU is tapping educators to promote teaching and learning across the state.
Steve is name Carnegie/CASE US Professor of the year. The second US Professor of the Year in the group!
Featured Project: PISEC
The JILA Physics Frontier Center Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community(PISEC) Program provides opportunities for university students (undergraduates, graduate students, and post docs) to teach inquiry-based science activities to K-12 populations that are underrepresented in science. More
At PISEC, we conduct cutting-edge research on informal science environments as part of the Physics Education Research group at CU Boulder, PER@C. We study the impact of our program on children and also university students. Read more