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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
Physics Education Research, Introductory course reform, Network analysis in learning, Neuromechanisms of learning