Career Paths in Physics

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  • Online

  • The event will be conducted via Zoom, and anyone interested is welcome to attend.
  • The seminar series will kick off on March 9, 4:30-5:30 pm and run each week until May 18. 
  • The seminars will be followed by Q&A sessions.

Seminar Details

Helen Georgiou, University of Wollongong.

Dr Helen Georgiou is a lecturer in science education and former high school physics teacher. Helen’s research focuses on how to improve access to and success in science. Her PhD, from The University of Sydney, focused on student understanding of thermodynamics and is entitled ‘Doing Positive Work: on student understanding of thermodynamics’. A unique element of Helen’s research involves drawing from an epistemological framework known as Legitimation Code Theory to explore the nature of scientific knowledge in various educational contexts. This approach is able to make certain knowledge claims and practices more explicit, reducing the risk of misunderstanding and disengagement in science. Other research interests include diagnosing misconceptions, exploring student-generated digital explanations as assessment, describing creativity in physics and evaluating professional learning opportunities to peer observation (in higher education).