ONLINE WORKSHOP FOR PHYSICS TEACHERS ON “ACTIVE LEARNING METHODS”
BIRLA SCIENCE CENTRE and PHYSICS TRAINING AND TALENT SEARCH (PTTS) will be organising an online workshop on methods of Active Learning for Physics teachers from colleges, universities and institutes and teaching primarily at the undergraduate level.
“Active Learning” is a new approach to teaching, wherein students are active participants in the class, instead of passive recipients of knowledge. This approach has been systematised, scientifically studied and promoted by Prof. Carl Wieman (Nobel Prize winner in Physics in 2001 and recipient of the 2020 Yidan Prize in Education Research). He founded the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative in Canada, where this pedagogic approach was studied and implemented in a large number of science courses. . He is currently the Cheriton Family Professor and Professor of Physics and of Education at Stanford University.
Dr. Georg Rieger, Dept. of Physics and Former Dept. Director of the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative, University of British Columbia
Dr. Eric Burkholder, Dept. of Physics, Stanford University.
Program details: The program will be fully online and interactive, with the total number of participants limited to 35.
To whom: Teachers teaching Physics in Colleges/Universities/Institutes at the undergraduate level.
Participation is by invitation. Teachers interested in participating should fill in the Google Form at https://forms.gle/MTwpJStC37YQqcga8 . T
Workshop Dates: March 4 - 7, 2021, 9 - 10:15 pm
Welcome message: Prof Carl Wieman at 9 pm on March 4, 2021.
All participants will receive a certificate and resource materials.
PTTS objective is to provide a platform for motivated students to interact with peers and experts in the field through active learning methodology. To identify talented students and nurture their talent for a research career in Physics.