Wow, lots of great things happening for science education in the Chicagoland area. For those who don't know, Lillian is _the_ authority on physics education research, and has developed several near-classic lab manuals and textbooks. I used much of her material in my physical science classes many years ago, and it's top notch.
Her approach to research is very scientific--and will be refreshing for other curriculum developers, researchers, or policy makers who can attend. Highly recommended. -ML September 24, 2001 To: Physics teachers From: Thomas Rossing Northern Illinois University <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> We have been able to reschedule the visit by Professors Lillian McDermott and Paula Heron, that was canceled last Spring, for October 5 and 6. These two leading researchers in Physics Education Research at the University of Washington are very much in demand, and we are very fortunate to be able to bring them to NIU with support from the Graduate Colloquium Fund. Professor McDermott will lecture to the Physics Colloquium at 3:30 on Friday, Oct. 5 on the subject "Bridging the gap between teaching and learning: The role of research." On Saturday, Oct. 6 9:00-12:00 in (the Conference Room), Professors McDermott and Heron will conduct a hands-on workshop in FW 227. To make this a true hands-on workshop, we need to limit the number of participants. Therefore advance registration is required. I am happy to inform you that there are still some openings in the workshop, and they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You are strongly urged to register as soon as possible. The Colloquium on Friday is open to everyone, of course, teachers or students. Professors Mc Dermott and Heron have given workshops on physics learning all over the world. The have developed a laboratory based curriculum Physics by Inquiry and a supplementary curriculum Tutorials in Introductory Physics. The workshop will be partly based on these materials. This famous team gives these workshops at professional meetings but rarely at individual universities, and we are fortunate, indeed, to have this opportunity. Professor McDermott is one of the foremost authorities on physics education in the world. She has received many honors, including the Robert A. Millikan medal and the Oersted medal for her contributions to the teaching of physics. She recently served on a National Research Council committee on development of an addendum to the National Science Education standards. -- This is the CPS Science Teacher List. To unsubscribe, send a message to <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> For more information: <http://home.sprintmail.com/~mikelach/subscribe.html>. To search the archives: <http://www.mail-archive.com/science%40lists.csi.cps.k12.il.us/>