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New Physics Education Research Group: Group Kubsch started work

Prof. Dr. Marcus Kubsch

Prof. Dr. Marcus Kubsch

We welcome a new physics education research group at the Department of Physics: Junior Professor Dr. Marcus Kubsch brings innovative approaches to both research and teacher education at Freie Universität Berlin.

News from May 08, 2023

Marcus Kubsch studied and earned his doctorate at Christian Albrechts University in Kiel. In his research work at the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education in Kiel (IPN), he led a subproject of the international research project "ELeVATE," which was funded by the Nation Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States.

As a research group leader at IPN, Marcus Kubsch developed and coordinated further projects that primarily investigated various aspects of digital learning environments: What are the conditioning factors for individualized instruction in digital physics classes? How can modern computer-based systems be used to diagnose learning? To what extent can learners be supported affectively and cognitively by automated feedback systems and AI methods in digital teaching-learning arrangements?

These questions fit into the tradition of previous physics education research at Freie Universität, which has focused on new media and digitization for about 20 years. The innovative use of AI methods and the excellent international connections of Prof. Kubsch provide new impulses for physics education research at our department.

In the coming years, AG Kubsch will work at the interface between competence development research, learning analytics and curriculum development. Prof. Kubsch will also be actively involved in the Dahlem School of Education and will advocate for the research-based advancement of teacher education in Berlin. The goal is to use artificial intelligence methods to optimally support learners in digitally-supported teaching-learning environments. The work covers both school-based learning and learning in higher education (especially in the area of teacher education). In addition, the group will conduct research on the productive handling of uncertainty in the context of inquiry-based learning and the further development of physics education research methodology.

We wish AG Kubsch much success!

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Keywords

  • AI
  • artificial intelligence
  • competence development research
  • Curriculum Development
  • Dahlem School of Education
  • didactics of physics
  • ELeVATE
  • IPN Kiel
  • learning analytics
  • Learning Progression Analytics
  • Marcus Kubsch
  • Physics didactics
  • physics education
  • Physics Education Research
  • teacher training
  • teaching didactics
  • teaching-learning environments
  • Uncertainty