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On the occasion of GIREP 50th Anniversary we would like to welcome all GIREP current and past members and other contributors to take part in GIREP Seminar 2016 in Kraków, Poland.

The general seminar topic:
Research-based proposals for improving physics teaching and learning – focus on laboratory work

GIREP Seminar 2016 is a great opportunity to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of GIREP – International Research Group on Physics Teaching, gathering people interested to share their passion and their research in the field of physics education. A retrospective session will be organized on the first day of the meeting, with participation of noble guests who created and shaped GIREP ideas and work throughout 50 years.


The overall aim of the seminar is to draw attention to the variety of aspects of laboratory work, forming the environment where physics teaching and learning take place and being the method for development of physics literacy. The seminar will focus in particular on experimental labs, conceptual labs, multimedia labs, problem solving labs and the assessment of laboratory work.

The format of the seminar will be organized in the style of the old-time GIREP meetings – with keynotes, panel talks and poster presentations focused on four themes and followed by sessions of workshops proposed for in-depth discussions in small groups of researchers and practitioners, led by workshop leaders. Each workshop will be organized in two parts, in which the discussions will be developed in five steps:

  1. general overview of the topic
  2. preliminary discussion of the most important problems
  3. more thorough discussion into specific aspects and possible solutions of the problem
  4. general summary
  5. discussion on the contribution of the workshop to the outcomes of the seminar

50th Anniversary GIREP Seminar is organized on 30th August – 3rd September 2016

by Groupe International de Recherche sur l’Enseignement de la Physique (GIREP),
Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków
in cooperation with
European Physics Society – Physics Education Division (EPS-PED)
Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning (MPTL)
International Commission on Physics Education (ICPE)
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)

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