"과학문화교육"

2005-05-25 (Vol 2, No 5)

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국제화와 토착화 연구개발 활동

International Conference on Physics Education

- World Views on Physics Education in 2005: Focusing on Change
21~26 August 2005, Vigyan Bhavan, New Dehli, India

Objectives and Themes of the Conference

The prime objective of this conference is to bring together physicists, physics educators, physics education researchers, curriculum developers and those engaged in training teachers for teaching of physics on a common platform to share their experiences about the teaching learning process in Physics and thereby bring to the forefront the urgent need for enhancing the quality and effectiveness of teaching-learning programs across the board.

The conference aims to present comprehensively issues and examples of praxis that highlight the following themes:

Changes in the ways of teaching-learning of physics

Role of hands-on minds-on activities in the teaching-learning of physics;
Role of experiments and evidence in the teaching-learning of physics;
Role of mathematics in the teaching-learning of physics;
Role of ICT and new technologies in the teaching-learning of physics.

Changes in the understanding of the teaching-learning process

Current issues and findings in physics education research;
Building diagnostic tools and instruments for assessment;
Role of classroom research in enhancing the quality of teaching-learning;
Role of image of physics and beliefs about learning.

Changes in the content of physics as a discipline

Introducing the emerging areas of physics in the classroom;
Building a holistic perspective about the structure of knowledge in physics;
Connecting research in physics to teaching-learning of physics;
Teaching of physics in multidisciplinary contexts.

Changes in the context of physics teaching

Bridging the gap between schools, colleges, universities and the workplace;
Connecting teaching-learning of physics to cultural contexts;
Nurturing the women in physics;
Enhancing the public understanding of physics in a modern society.
Underpinning the conference objectives is the hope that a comprehensive first hand exposure to seminal research and development work in Physics Education would radically alter the pedagogic content of teachers’ knowledge and the vision teachers have of the teaching-learning process it self. To this end, a concerted attempt would be made to present such examples of praxis and resource material that can be gainfully employed by physics teachers to enhance the quality of their classroom teaching and also enrich their professional lives.

Pratibha Jolly (Convener)
University of Delhi, India

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