DETAILS OF TRAININGType of Training: Conference/
Title:20th International Conference on Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning (MPTL20)
Period:9 – 11 Sept 2015
Venue:Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – the University of Munich, Germany
Conducting Agency:Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning Group
3 OBJECTIVES OF TRAININGThe International Conference on Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning provides an annual forum to exchange information and ideas about the use of multimedia in physics teaching and learning. The scientific advisory board includes members of the Open Source Physics group like Wolfgang Christian, Davidson College, USA and Francisco Esquembre, University of Murcia, Spain for which the SS has deep expertise on.
As such, the objectives of training include: 1) gain the latest ideas and knowledge on incorporating ICT in education; 2) share these ideas and knowledge with colleagues and teachers upon return; 3) explore possibilities in integrating new ideas and knowledge into local educational context, 4) contribute new ideas to the international educational community of the conference by presenting a paper Open Source Physics.
4 BENEFITS OF TRAINING TO NOMINEEGiven the multiple opportunities to learn and contribute new ideas to the international educational community from the conference, it is beneficial and worthwhile for the nominated specialist to participate in the MPTL20. Nominated officer’s present duties include use of the Open source Physics tool, Tracker for advancing eduLab 017: becoming like scientist through video analysis. The participation in this proposed conference will benefit the officer’s immediate job scope, the Singapore leaning communities and committee the officer sit in such as the H1 and H2 A level syllabus development. The officer can also add new perspectives to the global arena with the work based on the Singapore context.
Besides, the latest findings and issues discussed in this conference will help assist in the mentoring of our collaborating teachers in integrating ICT in the classroom, so as to guide them towards the goals of mp4.