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Personas for supporting physicists' engagement in informal education
written by Shams El-Adawy, Eleanor C. Sayre, Alexandra C. Lau, and Claudia Fracchiolla
The pathways and engagement of physicists in informal physics education are varied, which makes their professional development needs not well understood. As part of ongoing efforts to build and support community in the informal physics space, we conducted interviews with physics practitioners and researchers with a range of different experiences. Through thematic analysis, we use personas methodology to articulate the needs and pain points of professional physicists. We present our set of four personas: the physicist who engages in informal physics for self-reflection, the physicist who wants to spark interest in physics, the physicist who wants to provide diverse role models to younger students and inspire them to pursue a STEM career, and the physicist who wants to improve the relationship between scientists and the public. This work will allow the informal physics community to create tailored resources for the variety of professional development needs of informal physics facilitators.
Physics Education Research Conference 2022
Part of the PER Conference series
Grand Rapids, MI: July 13-14, 2022
Pages 157-162
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Informal Education
Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
- Teacher Characteristics
= Affect
- Graduate/Professional
- Professional Development
- Reference Material
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Metadata instance created September 7, 2022 by Lyle Barbato
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S. El-Adawy, E. Sayre, A. Lau, and C. Fracchiolla, , presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, 2022, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16225&DocID=5594).
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S. El-Adawy, E. Sayre, A. Lau, and C. Fracchiolla, Personas for supporting physicists' engagement in informal education, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, 2022, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16225&DocID=5594>.
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El-Adawy, S., Sayre, E., Lau, A., & Fracchiolla, C. (2022, July 13-14). Personas for supporting physicists' engagement in informal education. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16225&DocID=5594
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El-Adawy, S, E. Sayre, A. Lau, and C. Fracchiolla. "Personas for supporting physicists' engagement in informal education." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, July 13-14, 2022. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16225&DocID=5594 (accessed 20 April 2024).
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El-Adawy, Shams, Eleanor Sayre, Alexandra Lau, and Claudia Fracchiolla. "Personas for supporting physicists' engagement in informal education." Physics Education Research Conference 2022. Grand Rapids, MI: 2022. 157-162 of PER Conference. 20 Apr. 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16225&DocID=5594>.
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