European Physical Society
PHYSICS EDUCATION DIVISION
EPEC-1, the first
The European Physics Education Conference series is an EPS conference series.
European Physics Education Conference
The first conference will take place in Bad Honnef, just outside Bonn in Germany
4-7 July 2005.
- The conference is aimed at teachers of physics in schools and universities.
- Spread across the four days of the conference will be the following activities
(the programme is still being arranged, so some of the details may change).
- Keynote lectures on the how and why of physics education by
internationally reputed physics educators.
- Talks for educators on important developments at the frontiers of physics,
including medical physics, astrophysics/cosmology and quantum/nano physics.
- A poster session, an exhibition, a physics fair featuring participants in the
International Young Physicists Tournament, and a discussion of future EPECs.
- Parallel sessions, aimed at school and university teachers; composed of
contributed papers on a range of topics, including; laboratory-based teaching,
multimedia physics teaching, and the methods and theory of physics education.
- The conference will also feature a social programme, including a conference dinner.
- Conference fees, which include the cost of proceedings, are being kept as low as
possible to maximise the opportunity for school teachers to attend.
- Publicity for the conference will use all the usual channels, but additional efforts will
be made to draw the conference to the attention of Europešs school physics teachers.
The cooperation of professional teacher organizations and national physical societies
is being especially sought and will be particularly valued in meeting this important
- When fully established, the EPEC series is expected to become the main European
gathering for those interested in the teaching of physics at all levels. To this end plans
EPEC-1 have been formulated in consultation with other interested parties, including
GIREP and the International Association of Physics Students.
1 October 2004
Erik Johansson and