EPT summer camp is an event for physics teaching assistants (TAs), organized by theEPT-hub (D-PHYS / ETH Zurich) at Zuoz Lyceum Alpinum on 12-14 August 2022.
During this camp, physics TAs together with educational developers and coaches, had recalled basics of learning and teaching and explored ways how to motivate and engage students, experimenting with student-activation techniques. Additionally to didactical methods, participants had a chance to learn more about topics of self-management, personal and professional development.
The EPT-hub is supported by INNOVEDUM fund and Department of Physics at ETH Zurich.
"Was the best event I ever attended during all my PhD studies!"
"I liked the broad mix of workshops: some more related to the role and job of teacher, while some to your personal development. I find all very useful and important for self-improvement in teaching and my PhD research."
"The evening programs were BEYOND AMAZING!"
"Friendly atmosphere for open discussion and feedback environment were very motivating."
"I liked to have a lot of interaction in the groups, which were very nicely facilitated with the use of different techniques. I will use it in my class!"
"Feeling of being very welcomed was overwhelming. I also liked a lot of active learning instead of letures and close permanent contact with other students and coaches."
"Additionally to physics teaching, it was very useful for me also to learn more about time-management and self-focusing methods. Speakers were awsome."
"I liked that camp was very inclusive with a lot of interaction. Many activities had really changed my previous notions about learning and teaching. It was really a fun!"
"The program of the workshops was very well "abgestimmt", with every session and topic being perfectly placed in the while "story line."
"I liked a lot initial warm-up activities which created very nice connection with the other for entire event, makes you want to get involved. It changed my opinion about how physics class also can be."