Now I’ve got it – physics education

The research groups in the field of physics education conduct basic and developmental research into the acquisition of physics proficiency. Professor Heike Theyßen’s and Professor Hendrik Härtig’s research groups both conduct research in the field of experimental competencies, which involves projects on the individual advancement of experimental skills in general studies and ability-oriented experimental opportunities for pupils at lower secondary level. The researchers in Professor Härtig’s group further study the influence of language on learning physics. In this area, they plan and evaluate concrete learning opportunities and examine text comprehension difficulties in physics. Professor Heike Theyßen’s group focuses on the development of diagnostic skills in teacher training students.