Toward Teacher Training for Teaching Quantum Physics in High School

Avraham Merzel, Efraim Y. Weissman, Nadav Katz, Igal Galili

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Teachers’ training toward teaching quantum physics at the high-school level requires special effort. Many teachers lack the relevant knowledge and pedagogically tend to “chalk and talk”. We developed a workshop for high-school teachers to teach this subject differently. We have adopted the approach of “teachers as learners” (Levy et al. 2019) and the method of “active learning”. We used the Discipline-Culture (DC) framework (Tseitlin and Galili, 2005) to adequately represent quantum physics as a physical theory—Quantum Theory (QT), including mathematical components (Pospiech et al. 2021) for scaffolding teachers-students’ conceptual and quantitative understanding. We present insights from the workshop and teachers’ training for teaching quantum physics in secondary schools.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationChallenges in Physics Education
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameChallenges in Physics Education

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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