Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
Welcome to the 2015 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2015!

Launching the Canadian Institute of Physics Education Research (CIPhER)

Jun 18, 2015, 1:45 PM
CCIS L1-160 (University of Alberta)

CCIS L1-160

University of Alberta

Oral (Non-Student) / orale (non-étudiant) Physics Education / Enseignement de la physique (DPE-DEP) R2-4 Curriculum Development and Revitalization (DPE) / Développement et revitalisation des programmes (DEP)


Nathaniel Lasry (John Abbott College)


Physics education research (PER) is a blooming field with a widespread research agenda spanning through several orders of magnitude, from micro-cognitive processes happening in a few tens of milliseconds to the expertise achieved in 10 000+ hours. Although the number of PER researchers in Canada is growing along with the interest and demand from physics educators, individual PER researchers may be isolated both geographically and by the specific type of PER they conduct. The purpose of this talk is to present and launch a new initiative to connect PER researchers from across Canada and support collaborative multi-center funding applications and research projects. The Canadian Institute for Physics Education Research (CIPhER) is designed as a digital community of practice that facilitates the sharing of ideas, fosters collaboration and assists in the collection of data and the conducting of PER projects.

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Nathaniel Lasry (John Abbott College)

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