Autumn School Physics Didactics Problems

The first Autumn School Physics Didactics Problems was organized in 1975 as a result of co-operation of the Institute of Experimental Physics and Wroclaw section of Institute of Teachers Training. The meeting was devoted to the review of the outputs of the physicists working on physics teaching in Poland and abroad. Thanks to the participation of academic workers and regional institutions of teachers training, physics teachers from different schools and foreign guests the Schools have become forums integrating different groups working on physics didactics. The first School was attended by physicists from Brno, Prague, Leipzig and Tartu. From that time the co-operation with foreign centres has been extended and some outstanding lecturers were the guests of the conference (E.M.Rogers, J.Ogborn, and others). The individual Schools concentrate on different detailed issues of didactics. In previous years the Schools were very often the only source of information for teachers in Poland about the works of physics teaching in the world. The participation of prof. Grzegorz Bia?kowski in II Autumn School (in 1977) had initiated his close co-operation with Wroclaw physics teaching society in scientific activity and education and training of active teachers. The co-operation had been interrupted by untimely death of prof. Białkowski. The initiator and the scientific leader of the first nine schools was doc. dr Ignacy Stępniowski and since X School scientific charge has been hold by prof. dr hab. Wacław Świątkowski. Since IX School, OSI CompuTrain in Jelenia G?ra has been the co-organiser of the meetings. The number of the School participants is about 120. The proceedings from the I, II, VIII and IX Schools were published.