To the participants of the Udine International Seminar
Quality Development in Teacher Education and Training University of Udine,
Italy 01-06 September 2003
thank you very much for having applied to the Seminar.
It is only a few days before the beginning of the seminar and I know
that some of you are already leaving to come here. I therefore take the
opportunity to send you some general information so that it shall be
easy for you to settle during the first two days of activities, whatever
your day of arrival is. All those who asked to be booked in the university
colleges will be guests of the following: ERDISU, RENATI, PAULINI. A
personal letter confirming the booking has been sent to all those concerned:
we ask anyone who doesn't receive it to please get in touch with us.
Apart from the opening cerimony, which shall take place at Udine castle,
all the seminar activities will take place at Palazzo Antonini, an ancient
palace situated in the historycal town centre, less than 10 minutes walk
from Palazzo Florio, where you will always find the Secretariate if any
help is needed. It shall be a great pleasure to welcome you in Room 1
of Antonini Palast with a coffe, a 'tajut' of wine and San Daniele ham
on the 1st of September, after your arrival and registration, at Palazzo
Florio, seat of the University Rectorate. Anyone who doesn't manage to
make their registration the afternoon of the 1st of September, can do
so on the 2nd of September starting from 2 p.m., always at the secretariate.
We apologize for this, but unfortunately it is not possible to transfer
the secretariate, with all its documents, to the Sala del Parlamento
in Udine castle, where the opening ceremony takes place. In my letter
I also include some general information which might be useful to you.
Yours cordially, Marisa Michelini
For the kind attention of every participant
- you are kindly invited to hand in five copies of your work for the
seminar ( four paper versions and one electronic version )
- remember it is also important to confirm your participation in the
various activities proposed in the social programme
- please ensure you make your final accommodation payment and the second
part of fee payment.
During the seminar, we wish to make sure that you can dedicate as much
time as possible to interacting and discussing with the other participants,
and Workshops are the place where all this is possible. We remind you
that each participant is invited to contribute to the Round Table both
during the discussion both with written contribution handled to the Seminar
Sala Florio, Palazzo Florio
1st of September, 2003; time 4 p.m.-7 p.m
A Secretariat operates for payments, collection of scientific materials
and general information. A letter, handed to each partecipant, will contain
words of welcome, the forms for the enrolment in the social programme,
the statement of payments and any supplementary payments.
The participants will be welcomed with a reception in Room 1 at Palazzo
Antonini, very closed with Palazzo Florio, where the evening talk of
Christian Ucke will take place at 7.30.
HOW TO REACH PALAZZO FLORIO AND ANTONINI
By car: there is a big parking lot in Piazza Primo Maggio, just 5 min.
walk from Palazzo Florio. By bus: bus n.1 reaches Palazzo Antonini (stopping
in Piazza San
Cristoforo) leaving from the Railway station every 10 min. and passing
through via Aquileia, Piazza della Libertà and via Mercatovecchio
From Hotel Friuli: only 10 min. walk or bus n. 10 which stops in Piazza
Primo Maggio just 3 min. walk from Palazzo Antonini.
- From Hotel Ambassador:
only 10 min. walk through via Carducci, via Vittorio Veneto and via
Mercatovecchio or bus n. 1 in via Aquileia at
the rear of the hotel.
- From Hotel Cristallo: 10 min. walk through viale
Ungheria, via Vittorio
and via Mercatovecchio or bus n. 1 in via Aquileia.
- From Hotel Europa: 10 min.
walk through via Roma, via Carducci, via Vittorio Veneto and via
Mercatovecchio or bus n. 1 from the railway station.
- From Hotel Due Palme: 10 min. walk
through via Villalta and via Mazzini. From ERDISU: 10 min. walk through
viale Ungheria, via Vittorio Veneto
and via Mercatovecchio.
- From Collegio Renati: 10 min. walk, through via
Treppo, via Manin and via Mercatovecchio.
- From Collegio Paulini: 10 min.
from the railway station through via Roma, via Carducci, via Vittorio
Veneto and via Mercatovecchio.
OPENING OF THE SEMINAR
Sala del Parlamento, Udine Castle
2nd of September, 2003; time 9.15-13.00 a.m.
The opening Ceremony will take place in the Sala del Parlamento of Udine
Castle according to the following programme:
9.15 -10.30 a.m.
11.00 a.m. Opening talk - GT1
Manfred Euler, President of Girep, Department of Physics Education, IPN,
Kiel, Germany Quality Development Challenges to Physics Education
11.40 a.m. RT1
The improvement of science teaching and the role of the Institutions
to improve the quality of pre-service and in service teacher education
Aart Kleyn (EPS) - chairman,
Leonard Jossem (AAPT) - responsible for the outcomes,
Gunnar Tibell (ICPE),
Giunio Luzzatto (CONCURED),
Elena Sassi (University of Napoli, Italy),
Salvatore Serio (SAIt)
Udine Castle is in the centre of the city at the
top of a natural hill. HOW TO REACH UDINE CASTLE By car: there is a large
parking area in
Piazza Primo Maggio at the rear of the Castle. By bus: bus n.1 runs
every 10 min. from the Railway Station.
- From Hotel Friuli: 10 min.
walk or bus n. 10 stopping in Piazza Primo Maggio, 3 min. walk from
- From Hotel Ambassador: 10 min. walk through via Carducci
and via Vittorio Veneto or bus n. 1 in via Aquileia at the rear of
- From Hotel Cristallo: 10 min. walk through viale Ungheria
and via Vittorio Veneto or bus n. 1 in via Aquileia.
- From Hotel Europa:
10 min. walk through via Roma, via Carducci and via Vittorio Veneto
or bus n. 1 from the railway station.
- From Hotel Due Palme: 10 min. walk
through via Villalta, via Mazzini and via Mercatovecchio.
- From ERDISU:
10 min. walk through viale Ungheria and via Vittorio Veneto.
- From Collegio
Renati: 10 min. walk, through via Treppo and via Manin.
- From Collegio
Paulini: 10 min. from the railway station through via Roma, via
Carducci and via Vittorio Veneto.
SECRETARIAT OF THE SEMINAR IN SALA FLORIO AT PALAZZO FLORIO
The Secretariat is open in the Sala Florio at Palazzo Florio,with the
September, 1st 4.30 p.m-7 p.m.
September, 2nd 2 p.m.-7 p.m.
September, 3th, 4th and 5th 8.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m.
2.30 p.m.-5.30 p.m.
September, 6th 8.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m.
Partecipants are reminded that the total fee is 140 Euros. Payments
must be in Euro. All the registered participants will receive the Seminar
programme booklet, a bag with paper, pen and tourist information, typical
products of Friuli, invitations for the social programme and information
on Proceedings and on Refereeing procedure.
THE SEMINAR TAKES PLACE IN PALAZZO ANTONINI (from the afternoon of September
2 to the morning of September 6)
PalazzoAntonini, an old city building of historical and artisitc interest,
is located in the centre of Udine and was built during the Renaissance
by the Antoninis. It has been the head offices of Udine University since
POSTERS AND EXHIBITS
Entrance and Room n.10 (map of Palazzo Antonini in this booklet) is devoted
to the poster and exhibits. The preparation must be carried out by
those concerned, who are kindly asked to contact dr. Alberto Stefanel
for any scientific requirements and sigg. Mauro Sabadini and Oliver
Opee for any technical requirements.
During the whole Seminar, these services are available to all the
* Secretariat (Sala Florio, Palazzo Florio)
* Computer room (room APC, Palazzo Antonini)
* Internet connection terminals (room APC, Palazzo Antonini )
* Canteens ( ERDISU Student College )
* Drink vending machine ( Palazzo Antonini )
* Coffee breaks ( room A1, Palazzo Antonini )
* Meeting room ( Palazzo Antonini )
* Photocopying ( in a limited number, Secretariat)
* Incoming fax ( by the Secretariat)
* Notice board for participants (Secretariat and entrance of Palazzo
* Overhead-projector in every room
* N.4 PC with videoprojector
* N.1 Videorecorder
All the participants are eligible to eat in the canteen of ERDISU college
which will be opened from the 2nd of September 2003. This allows the
participants to have a complete meal at the special price of 7 Euros
per meal, pre-paid to the Secretariat of the Seminar. ERDISU, viale
Ungheria, 500 m. from Palazzo Antonini
LUNCH: 12a.m.- 2p.m.
DINNER: 7p.m.- 8.30p.m.
It is always possible for the participants to have a complete meal (first
and second course and side-dish, drinks excluded) at the price of only
Italian 6-12 Euros at the Restaurant "Al Vecchio Stallo" or "Ai
Frati". Information on other restaurants in Udine can be found in
The participants staying in hotels may settle the payment at their own
hotel at the reduced price found in the first circular. The participants
staying at the Student Dormitory (PAULINI, ERDISU,
RENATI) may settle the payment at the Secretariat.
HANDLING IN OF PAPERS FOR THE PROCEEDINGS
Papers presented at the Seminar will be published in a book. A selected
number of contributions will be published after the referring procedure.
For these reasons all the participants are kindly invited to carry
five copies of their works for the seminar: four paper versions and
one electronic version following the instructions reported below and
available on the website of the Seminar. The refereeing procedure will
follow the "exam-on-the-spot" scheme as in the Barcelona
GIREP Conference. The copies on paper and the copy on disk (DOS format
or disk with ASCII file or Word for Windows file) must be handed to
Claudia Longhetto, at the Secretariat.
NOTE ON SOCIAL PROGRAMME
MONDAY 1st September 2003 - Evening Talk
Christian Ucke, Department of Physics, Technical University, Munich,
Germany [Physics and Toys]
TUESDAY 2nd September 2003
Visit to Wine House
WEDNESDAY 3rd September 2003 - Evening Talk
Stanley Micklavzina, Department of Physics,University of Oregon, Eugene,
OR, USA and Goraz Planinsic, Secretary of GIREP, Department of Physics,
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia [Physics Nocturno]
THURSDAY, 4th September 2003 - Evening activities
9 p.m. Aula Magna Kolbe
Concert of the Band Group "Armonie" directed by prof. Fabrizio
Fontanot (a hundred pupils for a concert) "The Magic of Physics" -
show of the students of Liceo Scientifico G. Marinelli supervised by
Prof. Vilma Capocchiani Remote laboratory with a telescope - Astronomical
Observatory of Trieste The audio, video, and data connection will enable
to perform a real "remote observation", controlling the instrument
and getting astronomical images and any other data of interest. The activity
is the main part of the national project "Le stelle stanno a guardare" for
the diffusion of the scientific culture and to make telescopes available
to the schools.
FRIDAY 5th September 2003 - 5pm: Visit to Villa
Manin in Passariano, visit to the painting exhibition "Da Canaletto a Zuccarelli - the
venetian landscape of the 18th century" and Informal dinner at the
typical friulan restaurant "Napoleone"
SEPTEMBER 6 AFTERNOON: TRIP TO GRADO AND AQUILEIA!!!