Citation for the Presentation of the
2009 ICPE Medal to
Professor A. L. (Ton)
University of Amsterdam. The Netherlands
Presented in Bangkok, Thailand
Ellermeijer, Professor at the University of Amsterdam and Director of
the AMSTEL Institute, is awarded
the ICPE Medal in recognition of his significant contributions to the
teaching and learning of physics.
His distinguished career has included many research and
development activities which have had international impact on
scientists, educators and the teaching of science.
Dr Ellermeijer completed
a Masters in Nuclear Physics from the University of Amsterdam.
After a few years as a high
school teacher he entered the Free University of Amsterdam and completed
a doctorate in Physics Education.
He now holds a chair of the Dutch Physical Society in Physics
Education at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam and
is Director of the
know widely as the
Under Dr. Ellermeijerís direction the AMSTEL Institute was established
1999. It is an Institute
within the Faculty of Science and is dedicated to Mathematics and
Science Education. Through a diversity of activities, the Institute
focuses on improving Science Education at all levels of education.
Today, approximately 40 staff members conduct research and
development at the Institute. The influence of this work in science
education has been worldwide.
Dr. Ellermeijer has initiated
many innovations in physics education. He was a pioneer in the
introduction of instruction technology in the teaching and learning of
physics. In 1987 he founded the
- CMA has been involved in many international projects to support the
introduction of Information Technology in Education in both developed
and developing countries.
Dr. Ellermeijer has been recognized for his
efforts by receiving prestigious awards and positions.
In 1999 he received the Prof Minnaert Award for his contributions to
Physics Education in The Netherland.
Today he is President
of GIREP, the international organization for Research in Physics
For his pioneering work in developing and disseminating student-centered
physics education and for his continuing efforts to promote quality
physics learning throughout the world, the International Commission on
Physics Education is pleased to present its 2009 Medal to Professor
Anton L. (Ton) Ellermeijer.
Prof. Pratiha Jolly
Chairman of ICPE
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