After the successful WCPE 2012 in Istanbul and WCPE 2016 in São Paulo, the 3rd WCPE 2020 in Hanoi will be a concrete step forward in global cooperation. The 3rd WCPE theme is “Innovating physics education: From teacher education to school practices”. The conference topics are globally significant, also of significant interest in Vietnam where the school physics curriculum has undergone fundamental and comprehensive innovation. This is a shift away from mainly content-based to more competence-based education, especially more use of laboratory and ICT for inquiry-based physics education. Indeed, given these changes, Vietnamese physics teachers, teacher educators and physics-education researchers will benefit very much from participating in WCPE 2020 with colleagues from all over the world.
Envisaged as a series of conferences with a four-year periodicity, WCPE would be a working conference with follow-up actions that presumably would carry over to the following conference. Vision of WCPE 2020 is, therefore, to follow a global participative process before, during and after the conference.