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Physics Education Research

Physics Education Research (PER) helps to develop research-based curriculum, from students’ understanding of various topics in physics. Researchers use physics problem solving methods in the process.

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Study Opportunities

Study opportunities are available for Honours, Masters and PhD.

Research

  1. DC circuits: III. The complex terrain of sense-making
    European Journal of Physics. Eur. J. Phys. 40 (2019) 055704 (16pp), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6404/ab3315
  2. DC circuits: II. Evidence for fine grained contextual dependence
    Eur. J. Phys. 38 (2017) 015702 (20pp)
  3. DC circuits: I. Identification of foothold ideas in DC circuits
    Eur. J. Phys. 38 (2017) 015701 (22pp)
  4. DC circuits: Context dependence of student responses
    AIP Conf. Proc. 1513, 202 (2013); doi: 10.1063/1.4789687
    View online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4789687
    Published by the American Institute of Physics.
  5. Student difficulties in vectors: foothold ideas
    SAIP Conf. Proc. 2016, ISBN: 978-0-620-77094-1
  6. Student understanding of DC circuits: fine-grained issues
    Proceedings of SAIP2014. SA Institute of Physics  ISBN: 978-0-620-65391-6

Contact

Dr Ignatius John
Department of Mathematics & Physics

Contact Details:
(+27) 021 959 6797
johni@cput.ac.za

Dr-Ignatius-John