January 2014

Archive for January, 2014

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

Friday, January 10th, 2014

I do not often post these kind of posts in my blog, as I deliberately decided to focus on mathematics and science education. However, the article I am referring to here deals with the issues that are relevant to many mathematics and science educators who are women, so it does fit. It is also relevant […]

Gary Hoban: Slowmation and much more

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Today I happened to attend a presentation by Garry Hoban – a professor of science education from the University of Wollongong in Australia. In his presentation organized by the Centre of Teaching and Learning and Technology at UBC (CTLT)¬†Garry discussed how he uses Slowmation with his pre-service primary teachers. I discussed this project to some […]

AAPT 2014 Presentations: Spotlight on PeerWise

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

I just came back from the AAPT Winter 2014 National Meeting. My team presented 4 presentations there: two posters and two contributed talks. Our presentations focused on the use of technology in physics teacher education. One piece of technology we have been focussing on lately is PeerWise. This is a very powerful collaborative tool that […]

AAPT Winter 2014 Conference

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

I am very fortunate to attend the winter 2014 Conference of the American Association of Physics Teachers. It gives me an opportunity to stay up with physics education, to learn from my colleagues and to share what we are doing here at UBC with others. I presented today at the session on physics teaching in […]

New Year Resolutions in Science Education

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Early January is always the perfect time for New Year’s resolutions: we all want to be better in a new year – to eat better, to have better health, to exercise more consistently, to have more time for friends and family. I think the New Year resolution fever is not going to avoid science educators […]

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