Chang and Gao attend 7th Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists Worldwide

Friday, August 19, 2011

Earlier this month Profs. Albert Chang and Haiyan Gao attended an extremely successful conference, the 7th Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists Worldwide - International Conference on Physics Education and Frontier Physics. At the last plenary session on Education where Prof. Chang spoke, more than fifty high school students attended his very interesting and interactive lecture. The education program of this conference series has become more and more successful each year and Prof. Chang is the leader and originator of this highly successful program. The overall Education program featured four plenary speakers, and a one and a half hour long Round Table Discussion. The discussion panel consisted of eight leading physics educators and included several of the plenary speakers as participants. The scope of the plenary talks and the round table discussion focused on new methodologies to measure students' ability to reason and to draw conclusions based on acquired scientific knowledge, new and effective pedagogical methods, new tools for creating physics applets, as well as changes in educational systems to foster creativity. View more photos from the conference on Flickr here.