The Conference GIREP-MPTL 2018 will be focused on physics educational innovations at Primary, Secondary and University levels. Specifically, the symposium provides a forum for exchanging ideas and discussing recent developments in such areas as:
- Physics teaching and learning at Primary and Secondary Education
At Primary and Secondary level: Cognitive, affective, and social dimensions in learning science. Relations between teaching practices and students’ cognitive and affective development, design of teaching interventions. Laboratory-based practice. Development, validation and use of standardized tests, achievement tests, and instruments for measuring attitudes, science process skills, conceptual understandings …
- Physics teaching and learning at University
At University level: Theories, models and empirical results on conceptual understanding, conceptual change and development of competences. Research based intervention and its role for curriculum planning, instructional paths and learning outcomes. Laboratory-based practice. Development, validation and use of standarized tests, achievement tests, and instruments for measuring attitudes, science process skills, conceptual understandings …
- Preservice and in service physics teachers education
Professional knowledge of teachers, preservice teacher preparation, instructional methods in teacher education and issues related to teacher education reform. Evaluation of professional development practices, reflective practice, teachers as researchers.
- Physics education in non-formal setting
Developing and evaluating the impact of programs and experiences outside classrooms, including those organized by institutions other than schools.
- Physics into STEM teaching and learning
Curriculum development in Science, Technology and Mathematics as a transversal topic. Reform implementation, dissemination and evaluation.
- ICT and multimedia in Physics Education
Digital resources for teaching and learning physics. Design, evaluation and characterization of resources and environments for teaching/learning physics. Online learning environments, simulation and modelling tools, virtual laboratories. Self-regulation, reflection and collaboration in digital learning environments.
- Nature of Science, gender and socio-cultural issues in physics education
The implications of nature of science, its history, philosophy, sociology and epistemology for science education. Teaching about scientific literacy, science and citizenship education, science and media education, information literacy, informal reasoning and critical thinking, decision making on debates on socio-scientific issues.