• "XXXIV ANNUAL IAPT CONVENTION 2019 "
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XXXIV ANNUAL IAPT CONVENTION 2019

Motivations

The primary objective of a teacher is to share his/her love of a subject with students. It is im- portant to establish an active, aggressive, and innovative interaction between a teacher and students. Learning Physics has many societal advantages, it helps to become a critical thinker and a compassionate humanitarian. A teacher is thus expected to play the role of a mentor for her/ his students. In this digital era, classroom teaching of a basic science subject like Physics has been becoming challenging. With a legacy of over three hundred years, Physics has become a major branch of natural sciences with huge number of sub-disciplines. There are many options available for the students nowadays, and it can become rather difficult to choose the most suitable one with which one can pursue a career. Only a teacher can sort out these confusions and can shape the future of a student. This culture of influential guidance and collaborative work with young minds is what a teacher needs to imbibe and this necessitates to remain updated with the recent advances in physics teaching and training globally.

“All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it, and then it becomes trivial” - Ernest Rutherford (1871 - 1937).

ABOUT IIIT-ALLAHABAD

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad is our sacred place of learning, where we learn and remain committed to life long learning with a focused objective that the outcome of learning is to accomplish notch class performance all through, and everyone who is associated thus should create a niche for him/herself. We stand to ensure Quality in Excellence. We pledge that there shall be ‘Quality in the Show but certainly not Show in the Quality’. IIIT-Allahabad aims to evolve an integrated ambiance of creative learning, researching for novelties, contributing to the growth of knowledge, mapping the knowledge into innovations, innovations in terms of innovative products, services and also in terms of re-engineering the education process itself, devising the newer tools and sophisticating the skills at higher level. The entire process of learning and researching should simply result in performing actions innovatively in and across the related faculties of Computer Science and Technology, Information Science and Technology, Electronics and Communication Technology, Applied Science and Technology, encompassing humanity. The faculty of Management Studies should add to the value of the glory that the IIIT-A hopes to reach. Commensurate to this, IIIT-A should ensure to contribute in creating a strong second line for the World, for India and also to steer the institution locally; and in turn make the second line to commit itself to the responsibility creating a more powerful follow-up line to perpetuate lifelong learning, innovating and creating the future as infinite ripples.

Allahabad or Prayag is also called the "Tirth Raj", the king of all pilgrimage centers. There are many references to Prayag or Allahabad in Indian epics, Vedas and Puranas. Allahabad stands at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna (two of India's holiest rivers) and Saraswati River (a mythical river which is not visible). The place where river Ganga and river Yamuna meet is called Sangam (union). Sangam is the venue of many sacred fairs and rituals, and attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. The most important event at Prayag is the Kumbha Mela. Apart from these it is an important place of learning, attracting people from other places to the city to gain education.

CENTRAL THEME OF THE SEMINAR:
Innovations in physics teaching and physics education research.

SUGGESTED SUB THEMES:

Use of information technology in physics teaching, Online physics teaching and learning, Physics teaching through simulation, Research for UG and PG students, Designing laboratory experiments for different levels, Teaching physics through assignments, Blended mode of learning and flip classroom, Evaluation method for school and college level, innovative methods for teaching physics, history of physics integrated into classroom teaching, inclusivity in physics teaching (gender, under privileged, differently abled etc.)