Physics Education

The two faculty members who have a particularly strong interest in Physics Education - Joanne M. O'Meara, and Martin Williams - are involved in a variety of activities and projects. These include participation in curriculum development at the University of Guelph, as well as at the provincial and national levels. There is also interest in exploring and evaluating new interactive lecturing methods, developing effective lecture demonstrations and laboratory experiments, using sports and music in physics teaching, creating teaching materials for elementary school teachers, and giving physics-demonstrations presentations to the general public and school groups in person and on television.