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Physics Education in Both Elementary and High Schools

Workshop | Monday, July 27, 2020 - Friday, July 31, 2020
Directors:
Alvaro Ferraz (International Institute of Physics - UFRN)
Gabriela Barreto Lemos (IIP-UFRN)
Amadeu Albino Junior (IFRN)
Wojciech A. Kulesza (UFPB)

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OVERVIEW 

 

"In a time when science and educators are not given sufficient support and are not properly valued in Brazil, it is essential to support local science teachers and show them that we recognize their essential role in shaping a bright future for the region and for the country.

 

We believe that science and engineering practices and concepts should be introduced early on in elementary school, in order to prepare students to deal with the massive amounts of information they receive on a daily basis, often uncritically, through social media.

 

Despite the strong motivation of many teachers, the general lack of institutional investment often confines them to traditional lecture-based classroom settings, without access to training in inquiry-based science teaching methods that are provably more effective in engaging and teaching students.

 

This conference will focus on science teachers in Brazil, especially physics teachers in the Northeast of the country, and will be composed of workshops, lectures and panel discussions. The goal of the event is to develop a variety of tools (technical, communal, and pedagogical) to aid and motivate them in their work. "

 

MAIN TOPICS:

 

  • Active learning and inquiry-based learning;
  • Peer instruction and flipped classroom;
  • Building demonstrations and experiments for the classroom with everyday materials;
  • Encouraging and preparing girls, native Brazilians and afro-Brazilians to study physics;
  • Using toys and history of science in the introduction of physics concepts in elementary and middle schools;
  • Using technologies and online resources in the classroom;
  • Physics lessons outside the classroom: contextualizing physics concepts in the city;
  • Preparing students for the physics Olympiads;
  • Indigenous astronomy for elementary school students.

REGISTRATION  

 

In order to assist the organizing staff to timely issue invitation and visa letters, book accommodation and communicate important information, the prospective particpants are kindly asked to regsiter by clicking on the "Register" button at the top of this page.



Registration deadline: May 27, 2020



REGISTRATION FEE

The policy of the International Institute of Physics with respect to organization of events demands collecting a registration fee from the participants. Members of the local community (institutions in Natal) are considered as free listeners and are exempt from paying the fee.

Students = R$ 200 Brazilian Reals

Postdocs/Professionals = R$ 300 Brazilian Reals


Brazilians citizens will be waived from this fee. 

 

*Registration fee is accepted in cash only.

** Information about lodging will be posted soon.

AIRPORT INFORMATION:

The nearest airport is located 40 min drive away from Natal, in the city of São Gonçalo do Amarante. 

It has domestic routes with the mainly airports in Brazil such as GIG (Rio de Janeiro), BSB (Brasilia), GRU (Sao Paulo), it also has International Routes with Lisbon Airport (TAP Portugal) and Buenos Aires (Gol Airlines). 
 
To reach Natal, from the airpoirt, you will be able to hire a taxi transfer, shuttle or even apps (UBER and 99 pop) at the airport. The IIP event staff will also offer private transfer, information about this service will be sent over e-mail to the registered participants.  
 
 
ACCOMMODATION:

The speakers and participants, who will have accommodation support from IIP, will stay in the neighborhood of Ponta Negra. 

It`s also suggested that every participant stays in the same area, once there will be a bus (every conference day) to take the participants to the IIP, where the conference takes place. 

Accommodation Options:

EVENT PROGRAM
Speakers Name Talk Title
Americo Bernardes

Invited speaker

UFOP

TBA

Ana Luiza Serio

Invited speaker

ICTP-SAIFR

TBA

Aníbal Fonseca

Invited speaker

Ciência Prima

TBA

Arthur Eisenkraft

Invited speaker

University of Massachusetts

TBA

Debora Garofalo

Invited speaker

São Paulo State Secretariat of Education and The Municipality of Sao Paulo

TBA

Elmo Salomão Alves

Invited speaker

Federal University of Minas Gerais

TBA

Farinaldo Queiroz

Invited speaker

IIP-UFRN

TBA

Fernando Wellysson

Invited speaker

OBF-CE, IFCE

TBA

Germano Bruno

Invited speaker

UNINTER

TBA

José Helayël-Neto

Invited speaker

CBPF

TBA

Josimeire Menezes Júlio

Invited speaker

Federal University of São Carlos

TBA

Julia Parreira Esteves

Invited speaker

Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais

TBA

Katemari Rosa

Invited speaker

Federal University of Bahia

TBA

Lisa Jardine-Wright

Invited speaker

Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University

TBA

Lucas David

Invited speaker

ICTP-SAIFR

TBA

Madalena Godoy

Invited speaker

Colégio Objetivo - Minas Gerais

TBA

Mara Oliveira

Invited speaker

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

TBA

Marcelo Germano

Invited speaker

State University of Paraíba.

TBA

Maria da Gloria Albino

Invited speaker

IFRN

TBA

Milton Schivani

Invited speaker

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

TBA

Vladimir Dubrovsky

Invited speaker

Kolmogorov School

TBA