An interview with Marisa Michelini: IUPAP-ICPE medal, professor of physics-education research at Udine University, GIREP President
Maria Luisa Marilù Chiofalo 1 2 * , Marisa Michelini 3
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1 Department of Physics “Enrico Fermi”, Pisa, University of Pisa, ITALY2 INFN - Pisa section, ITALY3 Department of Mathematics and Physics, Università di Udine, ITALY* Corresponding Author


The present interview was conceived and realized for the occasion of the first 45 years of endless Physics Education Research activity of Professor Marisa Michelini, a lifetime dedicated to innovate teaching and learning environments to all degrees of instruction, and to design institutional architectures, where rooting these innovations. The interview structure is inspired to the nature of scientific thinking, i.e. inducing more general understanding from concrete observations, in two manners. First, the interview focuses on (ten) topics drawing from three box-cases about physics education research and teachers education in scientific areas: innovations in teaching/learning environments; theoretical and methodological frameworks; and strategies and tools for institutional cooperation between schools and governing bodies to urge policy making. Each topic is introduced by observations, from which the interview questions are induced. Second, each question draws from Marisa Michelini’s contributions, to touch core topics at the heart of science education, science and society.


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EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, Volume 19, Issue 4, April 2023, Article No: em2243

Publication date: 01 Apr 2023

Online publication date: 05 Mar 2023

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