Jul 3 – 7, 2023
Faculty of Science, UPJS, Košice, Slovakia
Europe/Bratislava timezone

The Virtual School project: learning to teach Physics through a virtual community of practice

Jul 5, 2023, 4:20 PM
Poster 1 (Socrates)

Poster 1



Marta Carli


We present a preservice teacher development program called Virtual School, which was established at our university in Italy on the model of an Australian partner experience. Within the framework of a virtual community of practice, participants co-designed and co-taught online physics classes for secondary school students. The program entailed opportunities for reflection and feedback from different perspectives, and the design of lesson cycles was informed by physics education research. We describe the impact of the program in terms of the ways pre-service physics teachers conceptualize themselves, and we discuss possible evolutions of the experience and implications for initial teacher education.

How would you like to present your contribution? Live in Košice (time slot to be allotted based on the programme)
Target education level (primary) Pre-service teacher education
Target education level (secondary, optional) Higher-secondary education

Primary authors

Marta Carli Dr Ottavia Trevisan (Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology - University of Padua)

Presentation materials