Girep Webinar 2020

The International Research Group on Physics Teaching – GIREP [Groupe International de Recherche sur l’Enseignement de la Physique] together with the University of Malta, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Science wish to invite you to an event that they have been preparing and working on for some time. The event is entitled: ‘Physics Teacher Education – What matters?’ Initially this event was planned to be an international seminar that was to take place in Malta between the 16th and 20th November 2020 but as a consequence of COVOD-19 it has been considered wiser to organise a webinar. This first international GIREP webinar will be held between Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th November 2020 between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm (Central European Time).
The main foci of this Webinar will be Initial Teacher Education [ITE] and Teachers’ Continuous Professional Development [CPD]. The format of the webinar will be the following: only one keynote speech in plenary and short oral presentations by participants. Contributions will focus on the Webinar topics and will contribute to the discussions held in the Work group Discussion [WD]. The latter will consist of in-depth discussions in small groups of researchers and practitioners, led by WD leaders.
Workgroup Discussion Webinar Topics are:
[i] ICT and Multimedia in Teacher Education [Initial and Further PD]
[ii] Experiments and lab work in teacher education,
[iii] Quantum Mechanics in Teaching and Learning physics,
[iv] Formal, non-formal and informal aspects of physics education at primary level
[v] Strategies for pre-service physics teacher education at all levels
[vi] In-service teacher professional learning strategies
Knowing that you are significantly involved in physics teaching and learning and with Physics educators, I believe that this webinar would be of interest to you and your colleagues. This event would be a good opportunity for communities of physics educators from different countries to meet and share experiences as an international community of physics educators. You are invited to participate in this webinar by either [i] by attending the webinar sessions or [ii] by submitting an abstract for an oral presentation in the webinar. Information about the logistics and themes of the webinar can be found in the website
Below please find some important Webinar dates:
Registration for Webinar 2020 opens: 01 June 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 September 2020
Notification of Acceptance: 15 October 2020
Registration Deadline and Fee: 05 November 2020 (12:00 CET)