Dr Nathaniel Lasry (John Abbott College, Montreal)Dr Tetyana Antimirova (Ryerson University, Toronto)
A clear and growing interest in physics education among Canadian physicists has prompted the editor of Physics in Canada (PiC) and its education corner to suggest a special issue of PiC. The plans for a special issue were finalized during CAP 2013 Congress in Montreal and a team of three guest co-editors was formed. The call for papers was sent out in July 2013. A total of 25 proposals were received. Each paper was revised by at least two referees. Ultimately, 20 papers were selected to be published. The resulting issue represents a snapshot of recent developments rather than a complete picture of Canadian physics education. In this talk the special issue’s guest editors will present an overview of physics education in Canada over the past five years based on their findings in the process of preparation of the edition. The findings will cover three major areas including Physics Education Research (PER), best teaching practices and teacher preparation.
Dr Tetyana Antimirova (Ryerson University, Toronto)
Dr Nathaniel Lasry (John Abbott College, Montreal)