The Physics Education Group (PEG) of the AIP provides a forum for the advancement of physics education through research and practice. It is also responsible for the education stream at the biennial AIP congress.
Terms of Reference
- to advise the National AIP Council on educational matters
- to be responsible for the Education program at National Congresses
- to provide a communication channel by which AIP members in each state, concerned about Physics Education, can communicate with each other, on educational issues
- to develop a network of university physics societies to benefit undergraduate and postgraduate students
- to encourage State branches to conduct special workshops on science education and in-service training courses for teachersto have a special concern for the popularisation of science
- to be aware of what is happening in Physics Education outside of Australia, and to investigate the possibility of bringing workshop speakers from interstate/overseas
- to establish an on-line resource for physics teachers around Australia*
- to develop a program of activities and support for teachers of physics in both the secondary and tertiary sectors*
- to provide feedback to high school teachers on the strengths and weaknesses of the current curriculum materials*
- to ensure that at each Congress there is at least one overseas Physics Education plenary speaker, sponsored by the national AIP
- to advise the Congress committee on the names of suitable Physics Education plenary speaker.
AIP Education Medal
The AIP Education medal recognises an outstanding contribution by an AIP member to University physics education in Australia.