PODCAST #14 Kelly Foyle: outreach scientist @ Perimeter Institute, developing resources for teachers
Kelly Foyle is the outreach scientist at the Perimeter Institute , in Waterloo Canada. Her role it to improve physics education by developing public outreach programs as well as develop innovative teaching resources that educators can take into the classroom. In this podcast, we discuss her work, hew passion for astrophysics, her views on science communication, and we learn also a bit about her love for bird watching. See Perimeter resources - Perimeter Institutehttps://resources.perimeterinstitute.ca
PODCAST #13 : Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, pHET founder and physics education expert
My latest podcast is a real treat, especially for educators...
Carl Wieman won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2001 for his work on Bose Einstein Condensate.
He then used his prize money to start pHET Animations, which I am sure many of you know of.
He is internationally renowned for his work on improving the teaching of physics through researched based practices.
In this podcast , we talk about all those things, as well as his upbringing, his views on science communication and advice to students and educators .
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PODCAST #12: Christine Lindstrøm - Improving physics instruction through researched based practice.
Christine Lindstrøm leads the Physics Education Research for Evidence Centred Teaching (PERfECT) @ UNSW. It is an education research and teaching group at the University of New South Wales. Their focus is on improving physics teaching practices in Australia and conducting research on effective teaching methods for Australian and international students. In this interview we discuss her work, what motivates her in science education, and gives salient advice to both students and educators of physics
See https://www.perfect.physics.unsw.edu.au for more information, including resources.
PODCAST #11 : Teaching Science to the poorest of the poor using Rubbish - Neil Atkin
Neil Atkin is founder of the charity "Rubbish Science", through Operation Orphan. The aim : to empower people, especially in developing nations, to improve the quality of life by using resources such as rubbish to develop solutions to every day problems and in doing so use and teach scientific literacy skills He has spent time with the Rohingya refugees in Malaysia, worked with orphans on the rubbish dumps of Sierra Leone, as well as Nepal and Kenya On top of this he has authored numerous science books, trained teacher in South west England and even worked with Arsenal Football club We talk about his work, his passion for science, and why it is important in developing nations
podcast #10 : Jackie Bondell : OzGrav's educator bringing gravitational wave science to the classroom
Jackie Bondell, is the education and public outreach coordinator for OzGrav, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery She develops programs and educational resources to help educators, and in turn students, to learn and appreciate this wonderful new area of physics research In this podcast I discuss with her her work, he journey in science and also her passion for rowing
OzGrav's website - https://www.ozgrav.org
Ozgrav's educational outreach - https://outreach.ozgrav.org/portal2/