PhysTEC Topical Workshop: Pedagogical Content Knowledge Invited Speakers

Eugenia Etkina, Rutgers University

Eugenia Etkina has an extensive teaching experience in physics and astronomy instruction at middle school, high school and university levels. She earned her Ph.D. in physics education from Moscow State Pedagogical University. She now is an associate professor of science education at Rutgers University. She taught middle school physics and mathematics, high school physics and astronomy and university physics courses. She is currently teaching pre- and in-service teachers how to teach physics and works collaboratively with the department of Physics and Astronomy to reform introductory physics courses. She developed an approach to teaching physics where students construct their understanding using processes similar to those used by scientists in real world research. She studies how students develop and transfer scientific abilities.