Sharareh Majidi


    Research areas

  • 114 Physical sciences - Electromagnetics, Optics, Quantum Mechanics, Physics education research
  • 516 Educational sciences - Knowledge Organization, , Pedagical content knowledge, University Physics Textbooks, University Physics Students, University Physics Teachers., Subject matter knowledge, Representation forms

Curriculum Vitae


  • Doctor of Philosophy: (Feb 2009- Nov 2013)in Physics Teacher Education, University of Helsinki (Under supervision of Prof. H. Saarikko)
  • Teaching Qualification: (Sep 2012-June 2013) International teaching certificate for the subject of physics, Subject Teacher Education Program in University of Helsinki: 
  • M.Sc. in Solid State Physics: (Oct 2006 - Jan 2008), Shahid Beheshti University (, Tehran, Iran.
  • M.Sc. Thesis: Investigation of Gunn Effect in semiconductors.            


  • Structural relations of concepts in the content knowledge of university physics teachers and textbooks
  • Subject matter knowledge and representation strategies of physics teachers in university and upper secondary schools
  • Knowledge Organization of Physics University and Upper Secondary Textbooks and Teachers


  • Professor Marissa Rollnick is a science education professor in University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr. Kalle Juuti is principle investigator and lecturer in University of Helsinki, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Department of Teacher Education 
  • Dr. Markus Emden is a research assistance in Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany


  • Electromagnetism (TA), Department of Electronic Engineering, Shahid Behshti University, Tehran, Iran (2007)
  • Introductory Mathematics (MAPU I & II) (TA), Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland (2010)
  • Quantum Mechanics (TA), Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland (2011)
  • Lower secondary school physics, Maunula school, Helsinki, Finland (2012), Espoo International School (2014-present)
  • Upper secondary (high) school physics, Kulosaari school, Helsinki, Finland (2013)
  • Introducing Subject Teaching (IST) (TA), Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland (2013)


  • Mentoring Physics Trainee for Advance Teaching Practice (2017)


Highlighted publications

  1. Knowledge Organization in University Physics Textbooks

    Majidi, S. & Mäntylä, T. K. 18 Oct 2011 Integrating Research into Mathematics and Science Education in the 2010s: Annual Symposium of the Finnish Mathematics and Science Education Research Association 14.–15.10.2010 . Tampere: University of Tampere

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Latest activities

  1. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (Journal)

    Majidi, S. (Reviewer)
    May 2015

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

  2. (ESERA) European Science Education Research Association, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2013

    Majidi, S. (Speaker: Presenter)
    2 Sep 20137 Sep 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

  3. Dissertation Completion Grant, University of Helsinki, 2013: Faculty of Science

    Majidi, S. (Recipient)
    1 Jun 201331 Aug 2013

    Activity: OtherPrizes and awards - Prizes and awards

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