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Eratosthenes Experiment March 2017

Posted By Gina Gunaratnam, Tuesday 28 February 2017

Following last March’s  great success with more than 1100  schools from around the world involved in the activity,  we are happy to announce the Eratosthenes Experiment March 2017, which will take place on the 21st  of March, 2017 (a day after the spring equinox day)! Do not miss the opportunity to participate in this fascinating international event! Take part through your school by registering at the website with your school’s longitude and latitude. Once you are registered, you will be put in touch with a school from the same longitude with you by the organizing team. Together with your partner school, you will record data, collaborate, calculate the circumference of the Earth and submit the data.

In order to stand a chance to win a scholarship to attend the 2017 European Science Education Academy (ESEA) Summer School in Greece, take a photo of your experiment and submit it until the 14th of April along with your data. More info at: http://eratosthenes.ea.gr/content/photo-contest-march-2017

Please note that the Eratosthenes Experiment official website has been upgraded. From now on, you can create your account and make use of it   in order to register your school, submit & store your experiment data to compare them with future data, and upload to the gallery of Eratosthenes website photos from the experiment taking part at your school (or another location). 

On behalf of the Eratosthenes Experiment Organizing Committee,

Giannis Alexopoulos

Research & Development Department

Ellinogermaniki Agogi

Dimitriou Panagea Street

GR 15351 Pallini

Greece

Tel: (+30) 2108176790-91

email: galexopoulos@ea.gr

www.ea.gr

Tags:  education  Eratosthenes  ISE  outreach 

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EPS Physics Education Division Award for Secondary School Teaching

Posted By Administration, Tuesday 2 December 2014

The European Physical Society, acting through its Physics Education Division, grants the Award for Secondary School Teaching subject to the following criteria:

  • The award should be made to an individual high school teacher. (It is not a team award.)
  • The award should recognize work that directly affects students of physics in one or more European secondary schools. (What constitutes a secondary school may be broadly interpreted, but specifically excludes primary schools and universities.)
  • The award should recognize a specific contribution to teaching, particularly one that might be taken up in a range of countries. (It is not a lifetime achievement award, nor is it an award for research into teaching, but teaching may be broadly interpreted and should include activities that encourage students to take up the study of physics or improve access to the study of physics.)

The award consists of a certificate and a sum of money to the amount of  € 1,000.

The award will be presented during the GIREP-EPEC conference, which will take place from July 6-10, 2015, in Wrocław, Poland.  The award winner is normally provided with additional funding to allow attendance at the conference. 

The award committee consists of four ordinary members and a chair, all nominated by the EPS Physics Education Division.

A single nomination is invited from each National Physical Society belonging to the EPS in the year of the award. The nomination should be no longer than 500 words and should be in English. In order for the committee to be able to take into account the conditions under which the nominee’s work was carried out, the covering letter should address the following issues:

  • In what type of school does the nominee teach (state or private, general or specialized)?
  • What type of courses does the nominee teach (regular physics courses, special courses for small groups of interested students, interdisciplinary subjects, other subjects in addition to physics)? 
  • If the nominated contribution comprises a specific activity or project, did the nominee have a full teaching obligation during its conception, design and execution, or was the teaching load reduced to enable the activity to be developed?

The Societies are particularly encouraged to nominate individuals who have already won a national prize or award. The Societies are also encouraged to consult national associations of physics/science teachers regarding suitable candidates.

 

The nominations should be sent to:

European Physical Society
6 rue des Frères Lumière
68200 Mulhouse
France

Email: secretariat@eps.org

in paper and electronic format before March 16th 2015.

Tags:  award  education  EPS PED  EPS Physics Education Division 

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Inspiring Science Education International Summer Academy: 6-day long Professional Development courses for Science Teachers

Posted By Administration, Tuesday 25 February 2014

The Inspiring Science Education International Summer Academy will take place in Attica, Greece, from 13 to 18 July  2014.

The aim of the Academy is to support the professional development of teachers and trainers by offering access to a unique collection of open digital educational resources (e.g. remote labs, virtual experimentations, augmentations, simulations).

Participants will be trained to link these resources with innovative pedagogical practices, implementing resource based and project-based approaches, in order to design educational scenarios by repurposing existing eLearning tools. Teachers will also be trained to appropriately select and exploit freely available existing eLearning tools and resources in their educational scenarios that suit their own needs in terms of planning, implementing and sharing pedagogical ideas, managing their classroom and organizing the curriculum. This will further empower them to create effective project scenarios to use in the classroom, as well as in multiple environments such as face-to-face, online and other technology mediated learning. Such a comprehensive open learning networks approach that allows teachers to access their colleagues' course materials, share their own and collaborate is expected to enable all stakeholders to examine their own practices in the light of the best performing approaches.

The Inspiring Science Education International Summer Academy is part of the ongoing effort to establish a European Science Education Academy which is supported by the European Physical Society.

Deadline for submission is 17 March 2014. 


More info

ISE - Inspiring Science Education
ESEA - European Science Education Academy

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EPS position papers

Posted By Administration, Tuesday 22 October 2013
Updated: Tuesday 22 October 2013

The European Physical Society has published a series of position papers giving an expert view on important themes such as education, energy or the place given to research in European countries.

Feel free to download the position papers on:

Education

The implementation of the Bologna Process
Physics studies (bachelor - doctoral - master)
Physics education

Science and research

Physics and society

Environment and energy

European cooperation

Tags:  Bologna Process  education  EPS policy  position paper  programmes  research 

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The Physics Education Division has a new website

Posted By Administration, Monday 2 September 2013

The EPS Physics Education Division website has been refreshed. Visit the new pages at: http://www.eps.org/group/PED.
You will find infos about the Education projects, such as MUSE, conferences to come and much more.

The EPS has also published a series of position papers on Education. Feel free to download them:
The implementation of the Bologna Process
Physics studies (bachelor - doctoral - master)
Physics education

Tags:  education  MUSE  PED  position papers 

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