In August 2015, at Eötvös University (ELTE) in Budapest, the “Teaching Physics Innovatively” Conference (TPI-15) featured plenary presentations, contributed paper sessions and a panel discussion about recent challenges in physics education. The event was attended by more than 100 participants from 18 countries, and dedicated to the bringing together of teachers and scientists, mediators and promoters of physics, who may jointly build bridges between researchers and society. In cooperation with the European project Promoting Attainment of Responsible Research and Innovation in Science Education (PARRISE), special emphasis was placed on the pedagogical interpretation of socially relevant issues in physics education. More information about PARISE can be found here: http://www.parrise.eu/
We are happy to announce that the proceedings of this conference (publisher: Graduate School for Physics, ELTE University, Budapest, editors: A. Király and T. Tél) are available now as an e-book, and can be downloaded from the website http://parrise.elte.hu/tpi-15/proceedings.php
The conference addressed the following issues:
– Inquiry Based Science Education
– Science centres and other informal learning opportunites
– Environmental issues
– Our cosmic environment
– Socially sensitive issues
– Multimedia and ICT
– Physics experiments and methodological innovations
– Contemporary physics
– Nuclear issues
– Roundtable discussion about socially sensitive issues in physics education.
On the webpage http://parrise.elte.hu/tpi-15/slides.php the separate papers are also accessible with their conference abstracts and presentation slides, and a “forum” is associated to each paper. Comments are welcome until 1 November 2016, after which the final version of the Proceedings will printed as a book.