Texas Tech University

Physics Education

Overview

The Texas Tech University Physics Education Research Group consists of Profs. Lamp and Thacker. They are working on assessment of students' qualitative and quantitative understanding of physics concepts, assessment and comparison of the effectiveness of different instructional methods, curriculum development and the development of assessment instruments. Dr. Lamp in particular is studying content acquisition by pre-service teachers and primary school students.
Both Drs. Lamp and Thacker welcome graduate students who are interested in physics education and physics education research.


Research Topics
  • Science Training for Secondary School Teachers
  • Collaborative Work with the College of Education
  • Research on Students' Qualitative & Quantitative Understanding of Physics Concepts
  • Curriculum Development
  • Development of Assessment Instruments
  • Cognitive Structure

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Faculty Members

Dr. David Lamp

Dr. Beth Thacker

Physics Education
Educations
Faculty Members

Dr. David Lamp

Dr. Beth Thacker

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