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The impetus for this community site arose from an Australian National Teaching Fellowship funded by the Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching. The Fellowship gave me the opportunity to reflect on aspects of Physics learning that introductory Physics students struggled with. I was able to capture and embed this thinking in learning and teaching resources, teaching strategies, videos and research papers. The vision for this site is to develop a community where these resources can be discussed, pondered over, and made fit-for-purpose by other people who are interested in constructing a physics-focused learning environment.

The main resources within the site and the discussion forum are for teachers at all levels, primary, secondary and tertiary. The physics content is mostly mechanics with a nod to relativity and quantum theory.

The site can provide a forum for conversations about such things as: discipline-based education research; proto-theories and curriculum design theories; expectations of, and assumptions about, student learning; discipline-based communication; discipline-based attitudes and skills; deep understanding and deep thinking and their teaching; communication between teacher and student, and any other topic community users want to discuss.

Chris Creagh.

October 2015