24-11-2022  Thursday


Astronomy Olympiad Exposure Camp

Date: 21 to 24 November, 2022
Time: 09:00 - 09:01

Venue: NIUS Building Lecture Hall - G4

Coordinator: Prof. Anwesh Mazumdar

Astronomy Olympiad Exposure Camp


PDTC - IJSO 2022

Date: 22 November to 01 December, 2022
Time: 09:00 - 17:30

Venue: NIUS Building Lecture Hall - G4

Coordinator: Prof. Anwesh Mazumdar

PDTC - Pre Departure Training Camp

IJSO - International Junior Science Olympiad


Thursday Seminar on "Design based research in PER"

Date: 24 November, 2022
Time: 15:30 - 16:30

Venue: Online Meeting/Video Conferencing

Coordinator: Dr. K. K. Mashood


Design based research in PER


Prof. Martin Hopf, University of Vienna

Zoom link:


Meeting ID:

940 5808 5713




Many aspects of the teaching and learning of physics have been thoroughly researched. But also we see, that only few aspects are used in the daily practice in middle and high schools. This theory- practice-gap is often discussed in Physics Education Research (and most probably also in other discipline based education research fields as well). It turns out Design Based Research (DBR) has the potential to bridge this gap. In this talk I will present, how design-based research (DBR) can be used as a framework for systematic curriculum development. Using concrete examples, it will be shown how this research paradigm can help to develop as well our understanding of the teaching and learning of physics and as well enhance the physics classroom.

Short Bio:

Martin Hopf is full professor for Physics Education Research at the University of Vienna at the Austrian Educational Competence Centre. He studied mathematics and physics at the LMU Munich and taught in high schools for five years. He earned his PhD in the PER group at the LMU Munich. His main research interests are students’ conceptions and Design Based Research for the middle and high school physics classroom. He was awarded with the Polytechnik-price in 2011 for the 2DD-project, in which a curriculum in Newtonian physics for 7 th grade students was developed and evaluated. He also acts as chairman for the Austrian Association for Physics and Chemistry Teachers. Martin Hopf co-edited and co-authored several textbooks on Physics Education.