Partner 4 Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun (UT)



The Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) is the largest University in Northern Poland and is outstanding in terms of scientific potential, forms of education, and number of students (42.000). The Department of Physics Education is responsible for pre-service, in-service and postgraduate teachers training to prepare them for elementary and secondary school teacher careers. It disposes of qualified staff, experienced in professional activities as well as in co-operation at local, national and international level.

Dr. Jozefina Turło is a senior lecturer on physics education. Her experiences include among many others:

Participation in projects supervised and supported by the Polish Ministry of Education. In the 2003 year she created "the Internet network of teachers" collaborating on new effective methods of science education at the secondary school level.

Active participation in preparation of educational TV programs within the VIDEO-SCHOOL series, exhibitions of didactic aids and various demonstrations of physical experiments (including historical ones) for teachers and school students.

Organisation of the international and national conferences and workshops as: GIREP '91 on "Teaching about reference frames: from Copernicus to Einstein"; Computer aided experiments in physics education, 1993-2003; "Science and mathematics teaching for the information society", 2000; Polish Association of Science Teacher's annual meetings, 1994-2007; Using Historical Physics Experiments in Physics Education, 1999-2006, during Science and Art Festivals in Torun.

Collaboration with science education EU researches within the TEMPUS/PHARE being the contractor and co-ordinator of JEP-12267 project on: "Modernisation of two-subject science and mathematics teacher education

Close collaboration with the Polish Association of Science Teachers, editor in chief of Polish Journal: Science Teaching.

Polish Ministry of Education expert (referee) on physics textbooks and educational aids, in 2006. She was the Member of the Nuffield Foundation Group working on Science Education in Europe 16-19 and recently she was the Polish co-ordinator of SOCRATES projects:

STEDE -Science Teacher Education Development in Europe,

GRUNDTVIG -Auto-formation et Auto-évaluation: compétences et connaissances pour des études scientifiques supérieures,

COMENIUS-EUCISE-European Union Co-operation on Integrated Science Education,

COMENIUS -TEWISE -Training Experimental Work in Science Education,

IP AIDA (Intensive Programme) -.Attention-Interest-Desire-Action,

IP  TFPC - Toward Fascinating Physics and Chemistry,

COMENIUS 2.1 - EU ISE - Effective Use of ICT in Science Education,

COMENIUS 2.1- EUTRAIN - European Training of Science Teachers.