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2013 Physics Teachers Conference, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February at Monash University, Clayton VICTORIA

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Information for Saturday Excursion Tasters and Medical Physics In-Service

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Brochure for the 2013 STAV/AIP Physics Teachers Conference.

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Conference Program

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Program showing times and locations of all workshops, opening address, discussion groups and meals. The questions for the discussion session are also included along with space for your own comments. There is also space for your evaluations. A map showing parking and venues is on the 6th page.

The Program included:

  • An opening address by Prof Stuart Wyithe of University of Melbourne on 'The first galaxies'.
  • A session of small group discussions on 'Setting the Parameters for a Physics Curriculum'. The Australian Physics Curriculum was released in late December, 2012. VCAA is expected to set up a review panel in early 2013 to develop a study design using the curriculum statement. This session looked at the broad issues. The report of the discussions will be of value to the review panel. Discussion questions and background material can be found here.
  • Report by Bruce Walsh, the Chief Assessor, on the 2012 June and November Exams, during the day program and again in the evening program.
  • Five sessions of over 50 workshops in the day and evening program on the Friday.
  • Extensive display of texts and equipment.
  • A Saturday program of excursion tasters and a medical physics in-service. Four physics excursion venues offered tasters at three times. You selected which one or more to attend. A two hour medical in-service at Peter Mac was also available.

Conference Opening

The opening to the conference included a rolling powerpoint of events and activities for students and teachers organised by the Committee, see below. The events and activities include:

Conference Handouts

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Industry to Classroom - I2C

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Flyer for the I2C speakers program: A group of engineers who offer their time to speak to Year 9 & 10 students about contemporary applications of science.

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Conference Newsletter

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Three pages of information about AIP Education Committee activities for teachers and students.

Conference Proceedings

Addresses, Discussion,

Chief Assessor's Report, Workshops

Material will be added as it becomes available from the presenters. Audio and video (i.e. the powerpoint plus sound) files have been downloaded from Monash University. They are currently being edited and the signal boosted before being uploaded to this website.

Opening Address

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Small Group Discussions

On setting the Parameters of a Physics Curriculum

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Discussion Questions for Physics Curriculum Session

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Questions prepared for the discussion session on the theme 'Setting the Parameters fora Physics Curriculum' held at the Feb 2013 Physics Teachers' Conference ,

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Group Responses from the Discussion Session on Physics Curriculum

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The discussion session was held at the Feb 2013 Physics Teachers' Conference. The theme of the discussion was 'Setting the Parameters for a Physics Curriculum'. The responses from the groups are collected for each question and presented as a 15 page Word document.

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Group Responses from the Discussion Session on Physics Curriculum (Excel)

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The discussion session was held at the Feb 2013 Physics Teachers' Conference. The responses from the groups are entered in an Excel spreadsheet to enable each group's comments to be easily read.

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The Chief Assessor's Report

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Chief Assessor's Report of 2012 Exams

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Powerpoint by Bruce Walsh, chief assessor for Units 3 and 4 exams.

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The Grade Points

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A spreadsheet of the grade points for the years 1999- 2015. The grade point is the raw score cut off for a particular grade. The cumulative percentage of candidates is also included alongside the raw score. The table also has the mean and standard deviation for each exam.

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General Marking Principles

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by Bruce Walsh, the Chief Assessor. Distributed at the 2011 Physics Teachers Conference.

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Workshops

Workshops on specific Areas of Study: Material can be downloaded from the page for the Study. Click on link

  • A3, B3: Radioactive underwear - radioactivity, nuclear decay and nature by Dr David Hoxley and Bob Aikenhead, La Trobe University. Unit 1 Nuclear and radioactivity physics
  • A11: Applying Physics to Patient Care by Chris Fox, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Units 1 & 2 Medical Physics
  • B6, C6: Quick and easy Astronomy tasks to engage your class by Paul Natoli, Ballarat High School.Units 1 & 2 Astronomy
  • C3, D3: Practical Activities for Light by Helen Lye, ACER, Dan O'Keeffe, AIP Education Committee. Unit 2 Light

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What’s been happening at the Large Hadron Collider?

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Workshop A8: Presentation by Shane McLean, St Margaret's School, on the Higgs Boson and International Conference on High Energy Physics held in Melbourne in 2012.

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A Real Time Microcomputer Environment for VCE Physics Experiments and Investigations

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Workshop B15 by Andrew Reid of Imaging Associates

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Australian Senior Physics Curriculum: an overview

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Workshops B11, C11: by Neil Champion, Buckley Park College.

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Engaging students in Physics though online interactions

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Workshop B17 by Michael Rosenbrock, Wodonga Senior Secondary College and Steve Draper, Melbourne High School

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Stimulating Technology for the Physics classroom

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Workshop B9 by Phil Jones, The Logical Interface.

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SACs and Pracs

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Workshop C4 by Paul Fitz-Gerald, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School and Paul Fielding, Billanook College

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SACs and Pracs - Supporting notes

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Workshop C4 by Paul Fitz-Gerald, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School and Paul Fielding, Billanook College .

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Video Analysis for Everyone

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Workshop A17 by Kevin Barraclough, Gisborne Secondary College

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Delivering VCE Physics 100% Online & Interactive

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Workshop A2 by Bruce Carpenter, Bendigo Senior Secondary College

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Virtual prac in teaching wave properties of light

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Workshops A12 and C12 by Yuriy Verkahtsky, Carwatha College

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Keith Burrows Renewable Energy presentation at the VCE Science Conferences Feb 2013STAVCON 2012

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A presentation on why and how Australia can go to 100% renewable energy within a decade. Workshop A6 from the Physics Teachers' Conference.

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Keith Burrows Climate Science presentation at the VCE Science Conferences Feb 2013STAVCON 2012

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A description of the science of climate change. Session B12 at the Physics Teachers' Conference.

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Increasing retention in physics by making physics real - Part 1

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Workshop C16 by Eroia Barone-Nugent, Santa Maria College. 1st of four documents.

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Increasing retention in physics by making physics real - Part 2

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Workshop C16 by Eroia Barone-Nugent, Santa Maria College. 2nd of four documents.

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Increasing retention in physics by making physics real - Part 3

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Workshop C16 by Eroia Barone-Nugent, Santa Maria College. 3rd of four documents.

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Increasing retention in physics by making physics real - Part 4

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Workshop C16 by Eroia Barone-Nugent, Santa Maria College. 4th of four documents.

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