General Information

  • Date:  July 1-5, 2013
  • Venue: ESPOL (Campus Gustavo Galindo)
  • Guayaquil-Ecuador

Overall Objectives

  • Disseminate results and developments to improve the teaching of physics at different levels of education obtained in the countries of the region.
  • Better preparation of physics’ teachers

Presentation Topics

  • ICT and Multi-Media in Physics Education
  • Teaching Physics Concepts
  • Learning Physics Concepts
  • Laboratory Activities in Physics Education
  • Primary School Physics
  • Secondary School Physics
  • University Physics
  • Initial Physics Teacher Education
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Physics Curriculum
  • Motivational Strategies and Metacognition
  • History of Physics
  • Physics Teaching and Learning in Informal Settings
  • Various Topics Physics Education

Presentation Types

Oral Presentation
Poster Presentation

Oral Presentation Sessions

Three independently submitted oral presentation papers will be thematically grouped together and will be given 60 minutes for the whole session (each presentation will last for 15 minutes followed by a 5 minutes discussion lead by the session chair).

Poster Presentation Sessions

Posters will display the presentation materials in visual form printed on a paper smaller than or equal to 90×120 cm2(3×4 feet2). Posters will also be thematically grouped and presented during the designated poster sessions. Author(s) of each poster will orally communicate their research studies and/or ideas displayed in their posters to the interested audiences and answer any questions that they may have. It is advisable to have A4 or US letter size print outs of posters for distributing to the audience and allowing them to take notes.


Workshops are means of providing interactive demonstrations and/or hands-on experiences aimed for training the audience in a special topic. It is expected that workshops participants will gain a firsthand experience on the issue that will allow them to carry out such tasks by themselves. Hence, each workshop can aim, including but not limited to, presenting a technique/method, software/hardware and the like in a way that participants gain sufficient experience to do them individually and independently. Workshop organizers are encouraged to think about and plan the materials about their topics for distributing their au