About the Topical Group on Physics Education Research

The objective of the Topical Group on Physics Education Research (GPER) is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge concerning the learning and teaching of physics. This knowledge is based on studies ranging from individuals to institutional practices, from neural and cognitive processes to social and contextual components of education, from basic research to educational practices in physics. The objectives of this research includes the integration of scientific knowledge and analysis methods across disciplines to address the dynamical complexities and uncertainties of learning and teaching physics.

Join GPER!

GPER welcomes and needs the support of all APS members with an interest in physics education research. If you are not already a member, we urge you to become one. For just $10 per year, you can connect with other members of the community, receive key announcements related to physics education research, the annual newsletter, gain access to early career and travel awards, and help shape the future of physics education research in the U.S.

Suggestions or questions about GPER and its activities should be directed to the Chair. See Executive Committee.