Physics Teachers

On behalf of the organizing committee of The World Conference on Physics Education and participating organizations I would like to welcome physics teachers to Istanbul.

The WCPE 2012 will be held with participation of researchers and teachers from around the world. At all levels of education, problems, solutions, and success stories, as they pertain to physics education, will be shared and discussed among stakeholders, such as policy makers, teachers, university instructors, and researchers. At the core of the conference lies meeting and interacting with colleagues and new ideas to improve teaching and learning. We wish to have a deeper understanding of learners and learning, teachers and teaching, physics as a branch of science and physical knowledge, and teaching environments with the overall goal being to reach and attain the state of the art knowledge and skills necessary to be able to teach physics successfully in our classrooms.

Please join us in Istanbul at the WCPE 2012 during the first week of July to help each other to achieve this vision.

Best regards,
M. Fatih Tasar, PhD
The Organizer of WCPE 2012   

WCPE as a forum for physics teachers
Just to name a few of the topics that will interest physics teachers, the followings can be listed:

  • Exchange of information on educational systems
  • Exchange of good practices
  • Information on initiatives carried out by participants
  • Contact with local colleagues in physics education
  • Professional topics like
    • Contact with research and researchers in physics education
    • Probing understanding and diagnosing learning difficulties
    • Ways of overcoming misconceptions
    • Assessment of learning
    • Adapting and using educational technology in teaching
    • Evaluation of curricula, textbooks, and course materials
    • Incorporating practical work and laboratory activities into teaching
    • Techniques, models, methods, and strategies of teaching
    • Improvements in professional development programs


  JULY 4, 2012 JULY 5, 2012 JULY 6, 2012
08:45-09:45   Keynote Speaker 5 (WCPE conference) Keynote Speaker for teachers
09:45-10:15   Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:15-11:15   Content Materials exchange workshop 1 Teaching methods exchange workshop 3
11:15-11:30   Short Break Short Break
11:30-12:30   Content Materials exchange workshop 2 Assessment Methods exchange workshop 4
12:30-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-14:00 STARTING: Registration Teachers Poster presentations Exchange workshop 5 (to be defined)
14:00-14:35 Introduction
Get to know
Interactive workshop cultural issues (educational systems/educational policy/trends)
14:35-15:10 Presentation researcher D+ discussions Discussions
Evaluation teacher program
15:10-15:45 Presentation researcher E+ discussions  
15:45-16:00 Short Break  
16:00-16:35 Presentation researcher A+ discussions Visit to local school
16:35-17:10 Presentation researcher B+ discussions
17:10-17:20 Short Break
17:20-18:00 Presentation researcher C+ discussions
18:00-19:00 Break/Leisure time (in group?) Break/Leisure time (in group?)
19:00-23:00 Teacher Dinner (optional) Conference Dinner (optional)