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New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Curriculum/Scientific Literacy

PD offered for physics teachers

Refresh your physics classes with this unique session in November.

Are you a physics teacher? Don’t miss this opportunity to hear some inspiring speakers.

The 2014 Auckland Physics Teachers' Professional Development Day will happen on Friday 28th November.

The keynote speaker will be Associate Professor Manju Sharma of University of Sydney, whose research involves investigating the pedagogical use of ICT in the science classroom.

Her work is being translated into practice through the Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory, ASELL in Schools programme, through the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA).

Manju Sharma’s work is recognised internationally through research partnerships and service on editorial boards and conference committees and she has been awarded the Australian Institute for Physics Education medal in 2012, among other honours.

The PD programme includes her keynote address and a group workshop. In addition, a session conducted by Bronwyn Dee (Howick) about her “Literacy in Physics” research project, in conjunction with members of the University of Auckland physics department.

Time will also be allowed for group discussion about NCEA internal assessment and separate groups to discuss assessment for Cambridge exams and International Baccalaureate.

Manju’s visit to New Zealand is supported by Professor Richard Easther, HoD Physics, University of Auckland.

The session will be held at the University of Auckland’s Physics Department. Registration is at 8am, keynote address to start at 9am. Morning tea and lunch are provided.

For more information about registration and fee structure, please email Kate McKinney (Michael Park School) katem@michaelpark.school.nz before 14th November.

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