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Physics on stage

Objective

A series of high-profile physics-related activities will inform the European public in general and European high school physics teachers and media representatives in particular about innovative ways to convey information about physics and the intimate connection of this natural science with our daily lives. This effort is undertaken on the background of a progressively deteriorating state of physics literacy among the European population at all levels. Existing national networks and associations will survey the situation in their respective countries and, with national media, will identify new and effective pedagogical approaches to physics education at different levels, e.g. demonstrations, interactive experiments, video, Web application, theatre performance etc., to serve as input to the next phase. A 5-day meeting during the Science Week will expose about 400 delegates from most European countries to innovative teaching methods and include a deep discussion about how the present problem can be alleviated. Spectacular demonstrations of new educational tools and methods will be disseminated over TV networks and other media to the European public. A report about methods and means to improve physics literacy will be prepared and transmitted to political an

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY
Address
Karl-schwarzschild-str. 2
85748 Garching
Germany

Participants (2)

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Route De Meyrin
1211 Geneve
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY