Einsteinian gravity and energy in school: Design, implementation, and evaluation of teaching resources

Shachar Boublil

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis explores the teaching and learning of Quantum physics and Relativity for the Australian Year 7 and 8 curriculum. Using the Model of Educational Reconstruction framework and the four stages of the design-based research methodology, this research focuses on developing and evaluating two comprehensive modules on Einsteinian physics, addressing the concepts of gravity and energy. The study examines teachers' adoption of Einsteinian physics and their instructional practices. It investigates students' conceptual understanding and challenges in learning. The findings demonstrate that middle school students can develop a comprehensive understanding of Einsteinian gravity and energy, encompassing both qualitative and quantitative aspects.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Ju, Li, Supervisor
  • Humphry, Stephen, Supervisor
  • Treagust, David, Supervisor, External person
Award date26 Feb 2024
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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