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Name Dr. Jan-Philipp Burde
Position Research Assistant
Field Physics Education Research
University Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
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About me

Jan-Philipp Burde earned his Ph.D. in physics education research at Frankfurt University in Germany, where he developed and empirically evaluated a new curriculum to teach electricity in lower secondary schools. Prior to joining academia, he did his teacher training in the UK and gained qualified teacher status (QTS) to teach in schools in England. He also holds a graduate degree in Physics and English with a concentration in teaching and education from the University of Kassel, Germany. His research interests include the development of new teaching concepts, the use of computers in physics teaching and the effectiveness of context-based physics instruction. As one of his hobbies, he also developed the free vocabulary trainer YouVoc.

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Qualifications

30 May 2018

Ph.D. in Physics Education

Goethe University Frankfurt

Title of the thesis: "Development and evaluation of a teaching concept for simple circuits based on the electron gas model" (Read the thesis online)

3 Jul 2013

Qualified Teacher Status

Department for Education, UK

Qualification for employment in state-maintained secondary schools in England.

23 Apr 2012

First state examination

University of Kassel, Germany

Teaching degree for the subjects Physics and English (comparable to a Master's degree).

25 Jun 2009

Bachelor of Arts

with First Class Honours

International Business Communication at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Teaching Experience

2018 Lectureship "Introduction to teaching physics in secondary schools" at the TU Darmstadt
2017 Learning Centre "Special Relativity & QM"
2017 Learning Centre "Theoretical Electrodynamics"
2014 Visiting lecturer at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, for a Teacher Qualification Seminar on "Project Orientation and Interdisciplinarity in Science Teaching"
Since 2013 Various Lab Courses on Mechanics, Optics and Electrodynamics at the University of Frankfurt

Prizes & Scholarships

2018 GDCP Research Award 2018 for the best Ph.D. thesis in chemistry and physics education research in German-speaking countries
2018 Scholarship from the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung (Fachdidaktik MINT)
2010 Scholarship from the Ogden Trust, London, UK – "making physics matter"
2009 Gilbertson Excellence Scholarship from the University of Central Lancashire, UK
2009 Heather Senior Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement from the University of Central Lancashire, UK

Honorary Positions

Since 2017 Board member at "Starker Start" (Strong Start) at the University of Frankfurt
Since 2016 Jury member at "Jugend forscht", a German youth science competition

Research Interests

  • Development of new teaching concepts for electricity
  • The use of computers in physics teaching
  • The effectiveness of context-based physics instruction

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Publications

A chronological list of my publications (* = peer-reviewed).

2018 26 Burde, J.-P. (2018)
Konzeption und Evaluation eines Unterrichtskonzepts zu einfachen Stromkreisen auf Basis des Elektronengasmodells
Studien zum Physik- und Chemielernen, Vol. 259, Logos-Verlag, Berlin (ISBN: 978-3-8325-4726-4) http://doi.org/10.30819/4726
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25 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2018)
Einfache Stromkreise mit Potenzial - Ein neues Unterrichtskonzept zeigt, wie fachdidaktische Entwicklungsforschung arbeitet
Physik Journal 17, No. 5, pp. 27 - 30
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24 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2018)
Hilft die Wasserkreislaufanalogie?
In: Wilhelm, T. (Ed.): Stolpersteine überwinden im Physikunterricht. Anregungen für fachgerechte Elementarisierungen. Aulis Verlag in Friedrich Verlag, Seelze. ISBN: 978-3-7614-2965-5
23 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T.; Kuhn, J. (2018)
Smarte Physik: Sonne und Mond digital auf der Spur
Physik in unserer Zeit 49, No. 2, 2018, pp. 96 - 97
22 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2018)
* Concept and empirical evaluation of a new curriculum to teach electricity with a focus on voltage
Ding, L; Traxler, A.; Cao, Y. (Eds.): 2017 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Cincinnati, United States, pp. 68 - 71
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21 Haagen-Schützenhöfer, C.; Burde, J.-P.; Hopf, M.; Spatz, V.; Wilhelm, T. (2018)
* Using the electron-gas model in lower secondary schools - a bi-national Design-Based-Research-Project
In: Paul von Kampen; Eilish McLoughlin (Eds.): Bridging Research and Practice in Physics Teaching and Learning. Dublin. GIREP. 2018
20 Wilhelm, T.; Burde, J.-P.; Spatz, V.; Haagen-Schützenhöfer, C.; Hopf, M. (2018)
Elektronengasmodell und Kontextorientierung – ein binationales Projekt
Maurer, Chr. (Hrsg.): Qualitätsvoller Chemie- und Physikunterricht – normative und empirische Dimensionen, Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Chemie und Physik, Jahrestagung in Regensburg 2017, Vol. 38, 2018, pp. 772 - 775
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19 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2018)
Empirische Befunde zur Lernförderlichkeit des Elektronengasmodells
Maurer, Chr. (Hrsg.): Qualitätsvoller Chemie- und Physikunterricht – normative und empirische Dimensionen, Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Chemie und Physik, Jahrestagung in Regensburg 2017, Vol. 38, 2018, pp. 122 - 125
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2017 18 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2017)
Ergebnisse einer empirischen Studie zum Elektronengasmodell
In: PhyDid B - Didaktik der Physik – Frühjahrstagung Dresden 2017
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17 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2017)
Erste Evaluation eines Unterrichtskonzepts auf Basis des Elektronengasmodells
In: Maurer, Chr. (Ed.): Implementation fachdidaktischer Innovation im Spiegel von Forschung und Praxis, Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Chemie und Physik, Jahrestagung in Zürich 2016, Vol. 37, 2017, pp. 115 – 118, GDCP
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16 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2017)
Modelle in der Elektrizitätslehre
In: Unterricht Physik 28, No. 157, 2017, pp. 8 – 13
2016 15 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2016)
Die Elektrizitätslehre mit dem Elektronengasmodell
In: Praxis der Naturwissenschaften – Physik in der Schule 65, No. 8, 2016, pp. 18 – 24
14 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T.; Kuhn, J. (2016)
Smarte Physik: Längen- und Höhenmessung per App
In: Physik in unserer Zeit 47, No. 3, 2016, pp. 150 – 151
13 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2016)
Erkenntnisse aus "Teaching Experiments" zum Elektronengasmodell
In: Maurer, Chr. (Ed.): Authentizität und Lernen - das Fach in der Fachdidaktik, Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Chemie und Physik, Jahrestagung in Berlin 2015, Vol. 36, 2016, pp. 32 – 34, GDCP
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12 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2016)
Ein Unterrichtskonzept auf Basis des Elektronengasmodells
In: PhyDid B - Didaktik der Physik – Frühjahrstagung Hannover 2016
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11 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2016)
* The electron gas model as an introduction to electricity in middle school science
In: Lavonen, J.; Juuti, K.; Lampiselkä, J.; Uitto, A.; Hahl, K. (Eds): Science Education Research: Engaging Learners for a Sustainable Future (Proceedings of ESERA 2015), Part 1: Strand 1: Learning science: Conceptual understanding, 2016, pp. 26 – 36
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10 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2016)
Moment mal … (22): Hilft die Wasserkreislaufanalogie?
In: Praxis der Naturwissenschaften – Physik in der Schule 65, No. 1, 2016, pp.46 – 49
2015 9 Müller, S.; Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2015)
Vergleich von Schülervorstellungen zur Elektrizitätslehre in Hessen und Weißrussland
In: PhyDid B - Didaktik der Physik – Frühjahrstagung Wuppertal 2015
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8 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2015)
Akzeptanzbefragung zum Elektronengasmodell
In: PhyDid B - Didaktik der Physik – Frühjahrstagung Wuppertal 2015
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7 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T.; Kuhn, J. (2015)
Smarte Physik. Höhenmessungen durch Luftdruckmessungen
In: Physik in unserer Zeit 46, No. 6, 2015, pp. 307 – 308
6 Wilhelm, T.; Burde, J.-P.; Lück, S. (2015)
* The Direction of Acceleration
In: The Physics Teacher 53, No. 8, 2015, pp. 500 – 501
5 Vogt, P.; Kasper, L.; Burde, J.-P. (2015)
* The sound of church bells: Tracking down the secret of a traditional arts and crafts trade
In: The Physics Teacher 53, No. 7, 2015, pp. 438 – 439
4 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T. (2015)
Mit elektrischem Druck die Spannung verstehen lernen
In: Plus Lucis 1-2/2015, pp. 28 – 33
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3 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T.; Wiesner, H. (2015)
Das Elektronengasmodell und Möglichkeiten seiner Visualisierung
In: Bernholt, S. (Ed.): Heterogenität und Diversität - Vielfalt der Voraussetzungen im naturwissenschaftlichen Unterricht, Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Chemie und Physik, Jahrestagung in Bremen 2014, Vol. 35, 2015, pp. 438 – 440, GDCP
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2014 2 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T.; Kuhn, J.; Lück, S. (2014)
Smarte Physik. "Particles“ simuliert ein ideales Gas
In: Physik in unserer Zeit 45, No. 1, 2014, pp.46 – 47
1 Burde, J.-P.; Wilhelm, T.; Wiesner, H. (2014)
Das Elektronengasmodell in der Sekundarstufe I
In: PhyDid-B - Didaktik der Physik – Frühjahrstagung Frankfurt 2014
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Presentations

A chronological list of my talks and presentations (* = invited).

2018 26 * Konzeption und Evaluation eines Unterrichtskonzepts zu einfachen Stromkreisen auf Basis des Elektronengasmodells
Laureate lecture at the award ceremony of the GDCP Young Researcher Award 2018 in Kiel on 18 Sep 2018
25 Vergleich des Lernerfolges im traditionellen E-Lehre Unterricht
GDCP Conference in Kiel on 19 Sep 2018
24 Results of a Design-Based-Research study to improve students’ understanding of simple electric circuits
GIREP Conference in San Sebastian (Spain) on 9 Jul 2018
23 * Towards sustained innovation in education using Design-Based-Research - A new approach to teaching electricity
Invited talk at CERN on 21 Jan 2018
22 * Ein Unterrichtskonzept mit Potenzial: Das Elektronengasmodell in der Sek I
MNU Federal Conference in Munich on 27 Mar 2018
21 Das Elektronengasmodell aus Sicht der Lehrkräfte
DPG Conference in Würzburg on 20 Mar 2017
2017 20 Empirische Befunde zur Lernförderlichkeit des Elektronengasmodells
GDCP Conference in Regensburg on 21 Sep 2017
19 Empirische Evaluation des Elektronengasmodells und Implikationen für den Unterricht
Physics Teacher Meeting in Frankfurt a.M. on 12 Sept 2017
18 * The Electron Gas Model: A German-American Perspective on Teaching Electricity
Invited Speaker at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) in Cincinnati (USA) on 24 Jul 2017
17 The Electron Gas Model: Empirical Results of a Diagnostic Assessment
Poster presented at the Physics Education Research Conference (PERC) in Cincinnati (USA) on 26 Jul 2017
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16 Design and Assessment of the Electron Gas Model
Poster presented at the AAPT Summer Meeting in Cincinnati (USA) on 25 Jul 2017
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15 * Das Elektronengasmodell: Ein vielversprechender Ansatz für die Elektrizitätslehre in der Sek I
MNU Federal Conference in Aachen on 7 Apr 2017
14 Ergebnisse einer empirischen Studie zum Elektronengasmodell
DPG Conference in Dresden on 20 Mar 2017
13 Konzeption und Evaluation eines Unterrichtskonzepts zur Elektrizitätslehre
University of Vienna on 7 Mar 2017
2016 12 Das Elektronengasmodell – Konzeption und erste Evaluation
Physics Teacher Meeting in Frankfurt a.M. on 28 Sept 2016
11 Konzeption und Evaluation eines Unterrichtskonzepts zur Elektrizitätslehre
GDCP Conference in Zurich on 8 Sep 2016
10 * Mit dem elektrischen Druck die Spannung verstehen lernen
MNU Regional Conference of Hesse on 9 Jul 2016
9 * Mit dem elektrischen Druck die Spannung verstehen lernen
MNU Federal Conference in Leipzig on 21 Mar 2016
8 Ein Unterrichtskonzept auf Basis des Elektronengasmodells
DPG Conference in Hannover on 1 Mar 2016
2015 7 Erkenntnisse aus Teaching Experiments zum Elektronengasmodell
GDCP Conference in Berlin on 14 Sep 2015
6 The electron gas model as an introduction to electricity
ESERA Conference in Helsinki on 4 Sep 2015
5 Akzeptanzbefragung zum Elektronengasmodell
DPG Conference in Wuppertal on 9 Mar 2015
2014 4 Das Elektronengasmodell in der Sekundarstufe I
Colloquium of PhD students in Regensburg on 1 Nov 2014
3 Das Elektronengasmodell und Möglichkeiten seiner Visualisierung
Poster presented at the GDCP Conference in Bremen on 17 Sep 2014
2 Das Elektronengasmodell in der Sekundarstufe I
DPG Conference in Frankfurt am Main on 19 Mar 2014
1 Das Elektronengasmodell in der Sekundarstufe I
GDCP Conference on Electricity at Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg on 14 Feb 2014

Teaching

A chronological list of all university courses I have given so far.

2018 19 Technische Universität Darmstadt (Winter Term) (2018)
Introduction to teaching physics in secondary schools
18 University of Frankfurt (Summer Term) (2018)
Lab Course on Optics
17 University of Frankfurt (Summer Term) (2018)
Lab Course on Mechanics and Thermodynamics
2017 16 University of Frankfurt (Winter Term) (2017)
Lab Course on Electricity and Magnetism
15 University of Frankfurt (Winter Term) (2017)
Learning Centre on Special Relativity & Quantum Mechanics
14 University of Frankfurt (Summer Term) (2017)
Learning Centre on Theoretical Electrodynamics
13 University of Frankfurt (Summer Term) (2017)
Lab Course on Optics
12 University of Frankfurt (Summer Term) (2017)
Lab Course on Mechanics and Thermodynamics
2016 11 University of Frankfurt (Winter Term) (2016)
Lab Course on Electricity and Magnetism
10 University of Frankfurt (Summer Term) (2016)
Lab Course on Optics
9 University of Frankfurt (Summer Term) (2016)
Lab Course on Mechanics and Thermodynamics
2015 8 University of Frankfurt (Winter Term) (2015)
Lab Course on Electricity and Magnetism
7 University of Frankfurt (Summer Term) (2015)
Lab Course on Optics
6 University of Frankfurt (Summer Term) (2015)
Lab Course on Mechanics and Thermodynamics
2014 5 University of Frankfurt (Winter Term) (2014)
Lab Course on Electricity and Magnetism
4 Visiting lecturer at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Brixen, Italy (2014)
Teacher Qualification Seminar on "Project Orientation and Interdisciplinarity in Science Teaching"
3 University of Frankfurt (Summer Term) (2014)
Lab Course on Optics
2 University of Frankfurt (Summer Term) (2014)
Lab Course on Mechanics and Thermodynamics
2013 1 University of Frankfurt (Winter Term) (2013)
Lab Course on Electricity and Magnetism
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