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ICPE 2015 > Call for papers
The abstract submission does not register you for the conference.
If an abstract is accepted, at least one of the authors is required to register for the conference by deadline.
The purpose of the International Conference on Physics Education ICPE 2015 is to bring together people working in physics educational research and in physics education at all school levels from the whole world to enable them to share research results and exchange their experience.
When submitting an oral presentation or a Poster or a Workshop or a Symposium, you will be required to submit an abstract.
Please, at this stage only submit an abstract.
A pdf file, containing your complete paper, will be requested after the Conference end.
The organizers invite contributions addressing the following sub-themes in the field of:
- Physics Teaching and Learning at Elementary, Secondary and University Levels:
- Physics Curriculum and Content Organization;
- MOOC and Classroom Teaching in Campus
- Pedagogical Methods and Strategies;
- ICT and Multi-Media in Physics Education;
- Motivational Strategies and Metacognition;
- In-service and Pre-service Teacher Education;
- Teaching Lab in Physics Education
- History of Physics in Physics Education;
- Socio-Cultural Issues.
- Physics Teaching and Learning in Informal Settings;
The program Committee invites both empirical and theoretical proposals for:
1. Single Oral Presentation
This presentation format allows for 15 minutes of individual presentation time followed by a 5 minutes discussion lead by the session chair.
Dedicated poster sessions will be scheduled in the conference program. Each poster presentation will include a graphic presentation on visual display of size 90×120 cm2 (3×4 feet2) in “portrait” format. The poster sessions offer more opportunities for interaction and discussion. Poster sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes, during which the poster-centered discussions take place.
Workshops enable presenters to display, explain and familiarize users with an innovative approach, a teaching or research tool, or some other aspect of research or teaching practices. The Workshop may include a brief presentation of completed research, but the emphasis is on demonstrating an innovation or a tool. Adequate time for reflective discussion is important. These sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes.
A Symposium is a collection of related papers which examine a topic more broadly and deeply from various points of view. A chairperson (the lead person for organizing the symposium) and a minimum of 2 more discussants are needed for putting together a symposium proposal. Each symposium will containat least four individually conducted but closely related studies. Please note that if you are planning to submit a symposium proposal then the title and the abstract should represent the symposium as a whole and not each individual paper contribution in it. The first author will be designated as the symposium organizer/chairperson. Altogether, you can add up to 12 authors for your symposium. Each symposium session will be given up to a 120-minute block of time in the program: 20 minutes for each presentation (including 5 minutes discussion), 10 minutes for the discussant, and a total of 20 minutes allocated for discussions. The symposium proposal will be submitted by the chairperson that will present the title and the four single abstract.
The Abstract Format
There are no strict limits to the number of words or characters(usually with 400 – 600 words). One or two paragraphs of plain text (in English) are expected. Please, do not write abstracts longer than one page(incl. text, picture, graph and table etc.). What is more important than the length of the text is the following:
The abstract should clearly specify the contribution, to give a good idea of its content, character and to indicate in which respect it is original and why it is interesting and important. (Too short and/or vague abstracts can be returned to the authors with a request to amend them.)
The official language of the conference is English, so all proposals should be sent and presented in this language.
Depending on the format and type of proposal, it will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, from countries that are different to those of the authors, according to the criteria described in the following. The decision about the acceptance will be announced till March 31, 2015 (Period 1) orJune 6, 2015(Period 2).
Review criteria for oral, poster and symposium presentations
An empirical paper is the one that employs quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods to scientifically investigate a problem related to physics education in order to obtain data and findings and eventually offer solution(s) for the problem under investigation.
1.Title fully represents the study.
2.Abstract briefly explains the theoretical/conceptual framework.
3.Abstract clearly explains the rationale and the need for the study (i.e. describes the status of current literature and the contribution(s) of this paper).
4.Abstract explains the aim and the research problem/main question.
5.Abstract explains the methods and the participants (empirical ).
6.Abstract presents findings and results(empirical )/notable ideas (theoretical or position)
7.Abstract gives a conclusion.
8.Abstract gives discussion and implications.
9.Reviewer’s overall impression about the proposal
If you are submitting an abstract to present aninternational/national/regional/school wide project, or practical classroom ideas, instructional design ideas, etc.
1.Title is brief and informative.
2.Abstract briefly explains the purposes.
3.Abstract clearly explains the rationale and the need for the paper (i.e. describes the status of current literature and the contribution(s) of this paper).
4.Abstract explains the achievements obtained by the project or idea being presented.
5.Abstract gives a conclusion.
6.Abstract gives discussion and implications.
7.Reviewer’s overall impression about the proposal
The reviewers are encouraged to give as much feedback as possible in order for the author(s) to improve their proposals and presentations.
Review criteria for Workshop presentations
If you are submitting a workshop proposal abstract:
1.Title charming and interesting.
2.Abstract briefly explains the literature.
3.Abstract clearly explains the rationale and the need for the workshop and possibly who might benefit from it.
4.Abstract explains the technique/method of presentation and ways of participant involvement.
5.Abstract explains the materials to be distributed.
6.Abstract presents notable ideas.
7.Reviewer’s overall impression about the proposal
Period1: Before Feb. 28, 2015
Period2: Mar.1,2015–May 15,2015
Early: Before Apr.30, 2015 Normal: Apr.30,2015-Jun. 30,2015 Late: Jul.1,2015–Aug. 9,2015
- Conference days 10 -14.Aug 2015
- Paper submission 14.Aug.－01.Oct. 2015