The International Conference on Physics Education 2022

PHYSICS EDUCATION: PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE Join us online for engaging discussions and presentations about the future of physics education. The sudden changes to education brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and their implications for the future will be forefront. Discussions will encompass university-level and school-level physics education. SUBTHEMES Modes of delivery: What lessons have been learnt from COVID-19? Which experiences can be successfully transferred … Continue reading The International Conference on Physics Education 2022

Workshop: Toys and School Physics

Workshop Title: The use of toys in teaching school physics Workshop Time: TBC Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Educators Workshop Details:This workshop will showcase a range of toys suitable for use in teaching physics in schools and to increase graduate primary education students’ confidence and knowledge in STEM. Participants will engage in observing and discussing toys to identify their potential in developing students understanding of … Continue reading Workshop: Toys and School Physics

Workshop: Belonging

Workshop Title: Belonging in Physics Workshop Time: TBC Intended Audience: Undergraduate Physics Educators Workshop Details:Many students in first year physics often struggle to feel like they belong in their physics classes or in the physics community. This may be due to their belonging to a minority group such as gender, cultural or being the first in their family to attend university. Hearing and sharing lived … Continue reading Workshop: Belonging

Workshop: Quiz Tools

Workshop Title: Novel ways to utilise quiz tools Workshop Time: TBC Intended Audience: University Educators Workshop Details: All learning management systems have a quiz tool. We know that when students are actively engaged with learning activities, their learning gains improve. In this workshop, we will look at how the quiz tool can be utilised to increase the cognitive engagement of students in different components of … Continue reading Workshop: Quiz Tools

Workshop: PhET Interactive Simulations

Workshop Title: Going Deeper with PhET Interactive Simulations Workshop Time: TBC Intended Audience: University and Secondary-School Educators Workshop Details:PhET Interactive Simulations project (https://phet.colorado.edu/) at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive simulations and virtual labs for science and math learning. PhET simulations are teaching tools that can support conceptual learning and skill development, but they are most effective when used in a teaching context … Continue reading Workshop: PhET Interactive Simulations

Workshop: CoSci

Workshop Title: Collaborative science inquiry with the CoSci virtual lab Workshop Time: TBC Intended Audience: University and Secondary-School Educators Workshop Details:The CoSci Virtual Lab (https://cosci.tw/), standing for “Collaboration” and “Science Learning”, is developed by Professor Chen-Chung Liu (National Central University), Emeritus Professor Fu-Kwun Hwang (National Taiwan Normal University) and Professor Francisco Esquembre (Universidad de Murcia). The CoSci Virtual Lab allows students to conduct physics experiment … Continue reading Workshop: CoSci

Workshop: Physport

Workshop Title: Finding helpful resources for physics teaching on PhysPort Workshop Time: TBC Intended Audience: University and Secondary-school Educators Workshop Details:Physics education researchers have created research results, teaching methods, curricula, and assessments that can dramatically improve physics education. PhysPort (www.physport.org) supports physics educators in implementing research-based teaching practices in their classrooms and departments by providing expert recommendations about teaching methods, assessment, and results from physics … Continue reading Workshop: Physport

Workshop: Introduction to Active Learning in Optics and Photonics

Workshop Title: Introduction to Active Learning in Optics and Photonics (ALOP): A Virtual Workshop Workshop Time: TBC Intended Audience: University and Secondary-school Educators Workshop Details:In difficult times,education programs need to adapt for an uncertain future. Active Learning in Optics and Photonics (ALOP) is a teacher training program designed to strengthen the introductory physics learning environment at the secondary and university levels, especially in developing countries. It … Continue reading Workshop: Introduction to Active Learning in Optics and Photonics

Program

A broad outline of the International Conference on Physics Education 2022 program is presented below. The conference will be organised along three main sessions: Session 1: Morning WorkshopsSession 1 contains tours and workshops organised to a morning schedule.This session occurs at: 9 AM – 1 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) UTC +11, 6 AM – 10 AM Central Indonesia Time (WITA) UTC +08, 5 … Continue reading Program

Workshop: Einstein First

Workshop Title: Einstein First Workshop Time: TBC Intended Audience: School Teachers Workshop Details:Einstein-First aims to revise science education from Primary school to Middle school by early introduction of modern “Einsteinian” concepts of space, time, gravity, light and matter. In many trials with more than 20 schools we have shown that children respond to the modern concepts with ease and enthusiasm, and that middle school students, … Continue reading Workshop: Einstein First