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EPS Physics Education Division Award for Secondary School Teaching

The European Physical Society, acting through its Physics Education Division grants the Award for Secondary School Teaching subject to the following criteria:

·   The award should be made to an individual high school teacher. (It is not a team award.)

·      The award should recognize work that directly affects students of physics in one or more European secondary schools. (Secondary school may be broadly interpreted, but specifically excludes primary schools and universities.)

·      The award should recognize a specific contribution to teaching, particularly one that might be taken up in a range of countries. (It is not a lifetime achievement award, nor is it an award for research into teaching, though teaching may be broadly interpreted and should include activities that encourage students to take up the study of physics or improve access to the study of physics.)

The award consists of a certificate and the amount of  € 1,000.

The award will be presented during the GIREP-ICPE-EPEC conference, which will take place July 3-7 2017, in Dublin, Ireland. The award winner is normally provided with additional funding to allow his or her attendance at the conference.

The award committee consists of four ordinary members and a chair, all nominated by the EPS Physics Education Division. A single nomination is invited from each National Physical Society belonging to the EPS in the year of the award.

The nomination should be no longer than 500 words and should be in English.

In order for the committee to be able to take into account the conditions under which the nominee’s work was carried out, we would like to ask you to address the following issues in your covering letter :

·      What type of school does he/she teach in (state or private, general or specialized)?

·      What type of courses does he/she teach (regular physics courses, special courses for small groups of interested students, interdisciplinary subjects, other subjects in addition to physics)?

·    Did the nominee have a full teaching obligation during the conception and execution of the projects, or was he/she given a reduced teaching load to develop and execute them?

The Societies  are  particularly encouraged to nominate individuals who have already won a national prize or award.

The Societies are  also  encouraged to consult national associations of physics/science teachers regarding suitable candidates.

The  nominations should be sent to:

European Physical Society

PED Award

6 rue des Frères Lumière

F-68200 Mulhouse France


                                             in paper and electronic format before March 13th 2017.

A copy of the electronic submission should be sent to the chair of the award committee, Prof. Dr. Urbaan M. Titulaer, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria,

Mulhouse, 12 December 2016

Thank you and best regards,

David LEE

EPS Secretary General