Towards inquiry: Redesign of a first year physics lab course

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference


Recently, calls for a shift in focus for physics lab courses have been made. It is recommended for introductory lab courses to aim at teaching students how to plan, conduct and evaluate a rigorous experimental physics inquiry. However, transforming lab courses is a difficult task. I elaborate on the road I have been walking the past three years in redesigning our first year physics lab course. The theoretical framework on which the design is based is elaborated, and subsequently show how the ideas are operationalized in a lab course for ~ 250 students.
Period6 Jul 2022
Event titleGIREP conference: Effective Learning in Physics from Contemporary Physics to Remote Settings
Event typeConference
LocationLjublijana, Slovenia
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Physics education
  • Labwork
  • Teaching inquiry