STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Teachers Education

Dr. Avraham Merzel

In the area of STEM (and physics education in particular), our group studies teaching Quantum physics in high school; values of physics teachers; and the professional learning community and its effect on students. 

We also study aspects of the interplay of physics and mathematics in the context of physics teaching; Aspects of the Energy concept: its conceptualization, construction and knowledge diagnosis; Physics and Mathematics teachers' (pre- and in-service) professional development as mentors of their peers, focusing on the teachers' pedagogical-content knowledge  and using authentic classroom evidence.