Time and place: Sep. 25, 2020 3:30 PM, Zoom

Doctoral candidate John Mark Aiken at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, is defending the thesis "Understanding University Student Pathways Towards Graduation with Machine Learning and Institutional Data" for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor.

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Time and place: Mar. 2, 2020 12:15 PM2:00 PM, CCSE's seminar room Ø465, 4th floor, east

Computer science was originally invented as a tool to support learning in other disciplines, including engineering and economics. Today, most of computer science education is aimed at preparing future software developers. How do we broaden the appeal of and access to computer science education, to something closer to what the inventors of the field had in mind?

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Time and place: Feb. 24, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CCSE's seminar room Ø465, 4th floor, east

Practical work like laboratory work and fieldwork is integrated parts of many science educational programmes. However what do students learn through practical work?, and is it the same in different types of practical work?

Professor Matthew Berland
Time and place: Feb. 13, 2020 12:15 PM1:30 PM, CCSE's seminar room Ø465, 4th floor, east

The ScienceAtHome group at Aarhus University has developed a number of games and tools for quantum-physics-based citizen science and education. One of these tools, Quantum Composer, allows students and researchers to explore quantum mechanics in one dimension.

Professor Heather Lewandowski
Time and place: Feb. 10, 2020 12:15 PM1:30 PM, CCSE's seminar room Ø465, 4th floor, east

We have developed a framework to describe the modeling process in physics laboratory activities.

Professor Matthew Berland
Time and place: Jan. 27, 2020 12:15 PM1:30 PM, CCSE's seminar room Ø465, 4th floor, east

This talk investigates what it means to learn computer science content, how we might better support computer science learning, and how we might better understand what learners know.

Time and place: Dec. 16, 2019 1:00 PM7:00 PM, CCSE's seminar room Ø465, 4th floor, east
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Time and place: Dec. 13, 2019 12:15 PM1:30 PM, CCSE's seminar room Ø465, 4th floor, east

The presentation touches on learning goals, assessment, and teaching practices around computation and discusses research that has been carried out in the context of P-Cubed that has informed our thinking and resulted in iterations on our design. 

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Time and place: Dec. 9, 2019 12:15 PM2:00 PM, CCSE's seminar room Ø465, 4th floor, east

A curriculum for the introductory calculus-based course taken by beginning university science and engineering students, takes a contemporary perspective on introductory-level physics.

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Time and place: Nov. 11, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CCSE's seminar room, 4th floor, east

Although quantitative approaches to data generation, collection and analysis are common in physics education research (PER), they are frequently misunderstood even among veteran scholars in the field.

Time and place: Nov. 4, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CCSE's seminar room, 4th floor, east

New trends in physics education stress the importance of an inquiry based learning. Arduino and smartphones make it possible for every student to perform quantitative, precise and instructive experiments, even at home. Both tools can be exploited at universities as well as in high schools and are complementary to each other.

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Time and place: Oct. 14, 2019 12:15 PM1:10 PM, CCSE's seminar room

In this session, we describe how peer observation can be used to promote lasting adoption of evidence-based instructional practices.

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Time and place: Oct. 7, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CCSE's seminar room

Sociologists and historians of science/engineering have documented the salience of meritocracy and technocracy in engineering and engineering education (Cech, 2014; Slaton, 2015; Riley, 2008). Meritocracy, a problematic worldview, conveys that “worth” accrues with an individual based solely on their own accomplishment.

Time and place: Sep. 24, 2019 1:00 PM2:00 PM, CCSEs seminar room

Counting problems have been shown to be challenging for students to solve correctly, and one reason is that they can be difficult to verify (e.g., Eizenberg & Zaslavsky, 2004).

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Time and place: Sep. 23, 2019 11:15 AM12:00 PM, CCSEs seminar room

In response to the growing emphasis on computational thinking in K-12 education standards and modern science professions, our research team designed a year-long professional development series for high school physics teachers to learn how to program and utilize computer simulations in their curricula.

Time and place: May 6, 2019 12:00 PM1:00 PM, CCSE meeting room

The State of Equity in College Physics Student Learning in the United States: a Critical Quantitative Intersectionality Investigation

Time and place: Mar. 18, 2019 10:00 AM12:00 PM, CCSE, Fysikkbygningen, 4th floor

Meet Felek Baran: She has a PhD in chemistry education and will tell us about her work. She has a workplace at ILS but will work with both KURT and ILS on science education.

Time and place: Feb. 27, 2019 12:00 PM4:00 PM, Abels utsikt

In this seminar, we share some of the work that is being done to prepare to teach programming as part Norwegian Math and Science Curriculum Redesign in 2020.