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Physics Education Research (PER)

Research Areas in Physics Education Research

Physics Education Research (PER) is the study of teaching and learning in physics. The Drexel PER Network is a collection of researchers focused on various aspects and elements of teaching and learning in physics. Areas of particular focus include:


  • Introductory physics course reform
  • Modeling Instruction curriculum development, implementation, and assessment
  • Applications of network analysis in physics-affiliated learning environments
  • Studies of retention and persistence in physics
  • Neuroimaging studies of physics students
  • Designing and assessing outreach activities, such as research experiences for high school students
  • Improving communication skills for STEM researchers

Contact Specialization
Eric Brewe
Associate Professor of Physics and Science Education
Disque Hall 918
eric.brewe@drexel.edu
Physics Education Research, Introductory course reform, Network analysis in learning, Neuromechanisms of learning