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Reinders Duit, i.R.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.
Physics Education


phone +49-(0)4342 3244


1985 Habilitation in Physics Education - The energy concept in physics instruction, Kiel University
1972 PhD in Physics Education - On long term retention in a physics spiral curriculum, Kiel University
1963 - 1969 Studies of Physics and Mathematics, Kiel University

Professional Activity

2006 - 2010 Member of the Board of Directors of NARST - National Association of Research in Science Teaching, USA
2000 - 2008 Member of the Advisory Board of the Austrian project IMST - Innovations in Mathematics and Science Teaching; Klagenfurt, Wien
1995 - 2012 Co-Editor of the German science education research journal "Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Naturwissenschaften", since 2006 Managing Editor
1978 - 2012 Co-Editor of the teacher journal: "Unterricht Physik" (Physics Instruction)
1969 - 2008 Member of the Physics Education Department of IPN - Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
Member of the editorial boards of the following journals: International Journal of Science Education;Research in Science Education; International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education; Science Education; Unterrichtswissenschaft

Research Interests

constructivist approaches on teaching and learning science (conceptual change)
Role of analogies in the teaching and learning process
Scientific Literacy and Standards
Model of Educational Reconstruction
Interplay of analytical and empirical science education research
Studies (e.g., video-studies) on the practice of physics instruction
Quality Development and Teacher Professional Development

Selected Publications

Bibliography STCSE: Students' and Teachers' Conceptions and Science Education

Publications in the research information system

all publications recorded in PURE

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