Sergej Faletič

Sergej Faletič
University of Ljubljana · Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Main interests: Physics education research: - Teacher preparation - Active learning (especially ISLE based) - Teaching and learning of quantum mechanics (especially introductory and pre-university level) - Student-centered laboratory and project work

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In this article the discussion of Working Group 3 during the GIREP online seminar 2020 on teaching and learning quantum physics in teacher education is summarized. Conclusions are drawn and research desiderata formulated.
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Introductory physics course design is a challenge requiring innovation across many dimensions and responsibilities, all with the goal of improving student competencies. Discipline-based education research contributes to reaching that goal through developing and validating ways to improve active learning. For physics competencies, the main aspects t...
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Over the last several years, active learning methods and strategies have received considerable attention from the educational community and are commonly presented in the related literature as a credible solution to the reported lack of efficacy of more “traditional” educative approaches. Research has shown that a possible factor is the strongly con...
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In our teaching approach to quantum mechanics for high schools, we combined a two-state system approach with a matter-wave approach. We developed a simulation of a double well, which has been gradually improved with experience to include all the functionality needed to address the most important concepts of quantum physics. A complementary simulati...
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A simple scintillator kit developed by Ian Bearden [1] was used to prepare a learning experience on gamma ray detection for secondary students. The goal is to offer an opportunity to collect gamma spectra, analyse data and understand how coincidence measurements are useful in space physics and in many other applications.
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To create an opportunity for students to re-elaborate their knowledge and offering them a working experience, 145 16-17 years old students from 6 classes from a Scientific Lyceum were involved in a research activity with responsibility in specific tasks involving conceptual learning of pulses and mechanical waves. Experiments by means of classical...
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The present paper summarizes the building of the GIREP community on teaching and learning quantum physics in secondary school and the results of the community’s first discussion workshop. The questions for the workshop were prepared using feedback from the community members. The participants to the Working Discussion in Budapest Conference were div...
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Scientific abilities rubrics developed at Rutgers University are an assessment and self-assessment tool. They consist of tables, each representing a broad scientific ability (for example, “to collect and analyze data”), the listing of subabilities (for example, “independent and dependent variables are identified”) and the criteria to assess to whic...
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I report on my observations during an active-learning activity on the topic of phase and group velocities with in-service physics teachers and a small group of high school students. The activity was designed to be as active as possible, and to guide the participants to the discovery (or reminder) that phase velocity is not the only velocity relevan...
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During propagation in an anisotropic medium, linearly polarised light in general becomes elliptically polarised. One can detect the polarisation state of the transmitted light, but not the evolution of the polarisation state during the propagation inside the material. We present a mechanical model where this evolution can be observed. The anisotrop...
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Interviews with students suggest that even though they understand the formalism and the formal nature of quantum theory, they still often desire a mental picture of what the equations describe and some tangible experience with the wavefunctions. Here we discuss a mechanical wave system capable of reproducing correctly a mechanical equivalent of a q...
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In the following article we show that mechanical waves on a braced string can have the same shapes as important wave functions in introductory quantum mechanics. A braced string is a string with additional transversal springs that serve as external "potential". The aim is not to suggest teaching quantum mechanics with these analogies. Instead, the...
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Nowadays, internet and multimedia are important sources of information. Teaching processes have to adapt to these, but information-communication technology (ICT) also offers the chance to develop new teaching methods that are specifically designed to exploit the advantages of ICT over traditional methods, rather than trying to convert traditional m...

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