The International Committee for Physics Education has awarded the 2009 ICPE Medal to Professor Ton Ellermeijer, director of the Amstel Institute and professor by special appointment of Secondary Education Science Curriculum Innovation at the University of Amsterdam. Ellermeijer received the award in recognition of his important contributions to physics education over the past few years and their subsequent international impact.
The ICPE Medal is the highest international distinction in the area of physics education. Ellermeijer is the first Dutchman to have received the award. Ellermeijer previously received the Prof. Minnaert award in 1999 in recognition of his contributions to physics education.
Ellermeijer has been affiliated with the University of Amsterdam since 1977, where he has served as senior university lecturer on Science Didactics since 1982. He has also served as director of the University of Amsterdam's AMSTEL Institute since 1997. Ellermeijer is also President of the Groupe Internationale Recherche Education Physique (GIREP). In 2005, he was appointed professor by special appointment of Secondary Education Science Curriculum Innovation at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Science.
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