A next opportunity to meet us and discuss the new didactic concept with us will be at the following conference:
- ChemEd 2013 Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics, Waterloo (Canada), July 28 - August 1, 2013
40 Years Job GmbH - 10 Years Job Foundation
The Job GmbH in Ahrensburg was established in 1971 by Dipl.-Ing. Eduard J. Job. The company is today a world market leader for thermal glass bulbs for sprinkler. The members and friends of the Job foundation sincerely congratulate on its 40th anniversary. The Job foundation itself was founded by Eduard J. Job in the beginning of 2002. It can therefore look back on nearly 10 years of successful activity in the field of improving the teaching of chemistry and physics at schools and universities.
The textbook "Physical Chemistry - An Introduction with New Concept and Numerous Experiments" (in German) was published by Vieweg+Teubner, Wiesbaden on October 14, 2010 (ISBN 978-3-8351-0040-4).
Also in October the Chinese version of the book "A New Concept of Thermodynamics" was published by the East China University of Science and Technology Press (ISBN 978-7-5628-2719-1).
In April 2010 our website was visited at the first time more than twenty thousand times in a month. We would like to sincerely thank all users for their continous interest.
21st International Conference on Chemical Education (ICCE), Taipei
At the conference the experimental lecture "Chemical Potential in Focus - Flow of Substances and its Consequences" was given and the poster presentation "Chemical Potential - Key in Dealing with Physicochemical Problems"
together with the video presentation "Chemical Potential in Experiments" was shown. Both contributions aroused great interest and led to lively discussions.
In August also a week-long seminar for Chinese physics teachers took place in Shanghai. The teachers were prepared for the adoption of the "Karlsruhe Physics Course" in the coming school year.
"Flow of Substances" of the textbook "Physical Chemistry - An Introduction with New Concept and Numerous Experiments" discussing diffusion and colligative phenomena and the instructions of corresponding demonstration experiments
are now translated into English
The "Karlsruhe Physics Course" was presented at the Forum on Teaching and Textbook of University" which took place from 21th to 23th May 2010 in Beijing.
Participation at the APS/AAPT Joint Meeting
(American Physical Society and American Association of Physics Teachers), Washington DC (USA), February 13-17, 2010 (lecture
and poster )
The "Karlsruhe Physics Course" for Senior Secondary School in Chinese language is now available at the Shanghai Educational Publishing House.
Visit of a second Chinese delegation from October 12 to October 17, 2009 for a round table discussion with the KPK group (Karlsruhe Physics Course) in Karlsruhe:
Mr. Lu Bohong (Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Deputy Director of the Teaching and Research Section), Mr. Bao Nanlin (President of the Shanghai Education Publishing House), Mrs. Tang Qingxiu (Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Physics Teaching Researcher of the Teaching and Research Section), Mr. Wang Tiehua (Deputy Headmaster of the Highschool attached to the Jiaoutong University, Special-grade Senior Teacher in Physics), Mr. Wang Yang (Headmaster of No. 2 Shanghai Caoyang High School, Senior Teacher in Physics), Mr. Wang Hong (Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Chief Staff of the Teaching and Research Section). more...
Presentation of the Chinese version of the "Karlsruhe Physics Course" (for Junior Secondary School) at the Frankfurt Book Fair (October 14 - 18, 2009, Century Publishing Group, hall 4.2, stand 411)
International Congress of Science Education, July 15-18, 2009, Cartagena de Indias and lecture at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, July 23, 2009, Bogotá
At the congress the oral presentation "Teaching Thermodynamics: Chemical Potential from the Beginning"
was given and the poster presentation "Teaching Thermodynamics - A New Concept"
together with video presentation "Chemical Potential in Experiments" was shown. Both contributions aroused great interest and led to lively discussions.
Subsequently, the lecture "Teaching Thermodynamics: Chemical Potential from the Beginning
" (with a focus on the application spectrum in physics) was given at the Departamento de Física of the Universidad Nacional with which a close collaboration exists. The lecture received high approval.
A Chinese delegation visited Karlsruhe from April 21 to April 28, 2009 for a round table discussion with the KPK group (Karlsruhe Physics Course):
Mr. Ning Yanfeng (Associate Senior Editor of the Shanghai Educational Publishing House),
Prof. Dr. Wu Guobin (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology),
Mr. Fang Honghui (Editor in Chief of the Chnese Karlsruhe Physics Course).
At the conference itself the oral presentation "Chemical Potential from the Beginning"
was given and the poster presentation "Teaching Thermodynamics - A New Concept"
together with the video presentation "Chemical Potential in Experiments" was shown. Both contributions led to lively discussions. The poster also won a prize during the "closing ceremony" of the conference.
Chapter 2 ("Electrical Systems") and Chapter 3 ("Heat, Fluids, and radiation") of the virtual learning environment for „Physics as a Systems Science“ have been implemented in analogy to Chapter 1.
The Chinese version of the Karlsruhe Physics Course will be tested at 11 Shanghai middle schools. In addition, the SEPH (Shanghai Educational Publishing House) has distributed about 2400 textbooks to 875 other middle schools in Shanghai.
Prof. Hans U. Fuchs of the Zurich University of Applied Science develops at the moment together with Prof. George Ecoffey and Dipl.-Ing. Edy Schütz an extensive virtual learning environment for „Physics as a Systems Science“, a project supported by the Job Foundation. The main structure of the Web version and the first chapter „Storage und Flow of Fluids“ that are now available on the internet give an excellent first impression of the entire project.
The Chinese version of the homepage
is now available.
|from left to right: Yan Feng Ning (SEPH), Bao Nanlin, Xu Dianfang, Eduard Job, Friedrich Herrmann, Wade Sha.|October 2007
The school book series "The Karlsruhe Physics Course
" (for Junior Secondary School) in Chinese (translation sponsored by the Job foundation) was presented on October 14, 2007 in Shanghai during a ceremonial act under the patronage of the China Educational Ministry. Participants were the Deputy Director of the Teaching Research Section of the Shanghai Municipal Educational Commission Xu Dianfang, the director of the Shanghai Educational Publishing House (SEPH) Bao Nanling, Prof. Friedrich Herrmann (Department of Didactics of Physics of the University of Karlsruhe), Eduard Job, the founder of the Job foundation and numerous representatives of authorities and schools.
During the 41st
IUPAC World Chemistry Congress (August 5-11, 2007
, Torino / Italy) the symposium "Chemical Potential: A Quantity in Search of Recognition"
sponsored by the Job foundation took place.
Additionally, the posters "Chemical Potential in Kinetics
", "An Elementary Approach to Quantum Statistical Problems
", "The Avogadro´s Constant and the Elementary Portion of any Substance" and "The Archimedian Reaction" were presented.
The videos "Iron(III) Thiocyanate Equilibrium", "Drinking Duck" and "Annealing of Silver Oxide" are ready and can be found in the redesigned section Materials/Experiments.
Also four chapters of the lecture notes "Physical Chemistry - An Introduction with new Concept and numerous experiments" are now available (see Materials/Lecture Notes).
An Italian version of the homepage is now available.
The Spanish version of the homepage is now available.
Participation at the conference
Thermo International 2006, July 30 – August 4, 2006, Boulder, Colorado / USA
with an oral ("Teaching Thermodynamics: Chemical Potential from the Beginning") and a poster presentation ("Teaching Thermodynamics - A New Concept").
The video films to the demonstration experiments „Carbide Lamp”, “Ammonia Fountain” and “Boiling by Cooling” are ready and can be found under Materials/Experiments.
We deeply regret to inform you that the entrepreneur and benefactor of the Job Foundation, Eduard J. Job, passed away on Saturday, the 7th of February, 2009 after a long illness. more...
- Next opportunity to discuss with us: ChemEd 2013, Waterloo (Canada), July 28 - August 1, 2013
- Publication of "Historical Burdens of Physics" in Spanish
- 40 Years Job GmbH - 10 Years Job Foundation
- Report about the participation at the International Conference on Chemical Education, Taipei (Taiwan), August 8-13, 2010
- Chapter 11 "Flow of Substances" of the textbook "Physical Chemistry" in English available
- Book "A New Concept of Thermodynamics" in Chinese avalaible
- "Karlsruhe Physics Course" for Senior Secondary School in Chinese available