PER and DBER

Some recommended reading for anyone interested in learning more about “Physics Education Research” (PER) and “Discipline-Based Education Research” (DBER).

DBER

“Discipline-Based Education Research” is the scientific study of the teaching and learning of specific academic disciplines, conducted by scholars situated within that discipline (as opposed to, say, schools of education or cognitive psychology departments).

PER

“Physics Education Research” is DBER specifically in the discipline of physics. Perhaps for historical reasons, it is the oldest and most widespread of the DBER disciplines.