Bloggen til Magdalena Kersting
Research is like a journey. We wander the streets of our research life every day. One day, you take a new turn and, unexpectedly, find yourself in a different corner, enjoying new vistas in an otherwise familiar research landscape.
Fagdidaktikeren er en slags "tusenkunstner" som må bevege seg mellom svært ulike former for kunnskap og refleksjon. Det er i alle fall det Svein Sjøberg sier. Han er fysiker og pedagog og ekspert på naturfagenes didaktikk. Det var Sjøbergs kjente lærebok Naturfag som allmenndannelse jeg brukte som første innføring i den didaktiske verdenen.
12-year old me would spend her summer days in the garden reading books on astronomy and the universe. I had already Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time under my belly and was well versed in reading the sky with all its constellations. But it turned out that Michio Kaku’s In Hyperspace was a different calibre.
What is light? What is time? What is space? What is spacetime? What is gravity?
Being a physics educator at the University of Western Australia (UWA) is a bit different than being one at the University of Oslo. Of course, there is the change of scenery: Instead of overlooking the Oslo fjord, I now get to ponder the stretches of Swan River. The academic difference, though, is even more profound.
This is me, Magdalena. As you can see, I think gravity is cool.