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Thursday, January 4 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Energy & New Specifications REPEATED T13

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In this session, we will discuss why it is opportune to rethink the way we represent energy in schools and look at some more helpful approaches. Specifically, there will be an introduction to the ideas of start & end points, stores and pathways. There will be opportunities to try out the new language in some examples you might use with students. We will move on to discussing processes that involve heating and think of the most important features of any changes in approach relating to the way that you represent and discuss energy with students.

Attendees may find it useful to view the conversation on TalkPhysics around this topic here - https://www.talkphysics.org/groups/energy-in-the-new-curriculum/forum/topic/classroom-physics-article-march-2017/#post-46591

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Charles Tracy

Head of Education, Institute of Physics
Charles Tracy is Head of Education at the Institute of Physics. His main interests are in the physics curriculum, teachers’ professional learning and building professional communities of teachers. He also advises on education policy, particularly relating to teacher retention and... Read More →

Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
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