IYPT 2010 Visiting Teachers' Programme
This programme enabled teachers
- to watch physics fights,
- to discuss physics issues with jurors,
- to find out the main criteria for success in physics fights,
- to have contacts with the students and to find out the motives for participation in a very challenging competition,
- to meet fellow teachers with interest in working with gifted students,
- Participation in the social program (please see the application form)
- to try out for themselves IYPT problems of previous years, and
- to explore Vienna and some of its science institutions.
The LOC offers the following variants of the Visiting Teachers’ Programme:
- A) Participation during the whole IYPT. This variant is open according to availability of hotel rooms and may be booked under the same conditions as for non-official guests. The fee of 800 EUR covers accommodation in a student guest house, meals and participation in the excursions.
- B) Reduced sojourn: daily rate 115 EUR
- C) Single day participation may be of interest primarily to Austrian, Czech and Slovak teachers, who will not require accommodation and intend to participate on selected days. The fee of 40 EUR per day will cover attendance of physics fights, participation in an IYPT problem solving workshop (July 12, afternoon), participation in the Science Vienna (Afternoon in Science) programme (July 13, afternoon) and lunch together with students, jurors and other visitors on the booked day(s).
Austrian participants: email@example.com
Download the application form
The IYPT problem solving workshop (July 12, afternoon) will introduce teachers to some of the IYPT problems of previous years, especially to those which might serve as models for project work in classrooms. Advance registration is necessary. The workshop will be conducted with a minimum of 3 participants and a maximum of 20. It will focus on the physics content and on argumentation.
Besides the physics fights and excursions special highlights will be the talks by Prof. Rudi Grimm at the opening ceremony and by Prof. Christian Fabjan after the Tuesday afternoon visit to research institutions in Vienna. Prof. Grimm does experiments at one of the coldest places in the universe, i.e. his laboratory at Innsbruck University where he and his co-workers investigate the behaviour of matter at the very lowest temperatures. Prof. Fabjan will give an outlook on what to expect of particle physics research within the next decade and will connect accelerator physics with astrophysics.
Of course, the physics fights deserve particular attention. Visiting teachers will be able to experience intense scientific debates about explanations – and weaknesses thereof – of everyday phenomena.
Advance registration is required. Deadline for visiting teachers: May 21st.
Download the application form.
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