My colleages in Argentina have asked me to post this (please pass along to anyone interested):
If you are interested in international physics education and want to visit Argentina this summer this is a good opportunity: http://www.icpe2014.org/
Sorry for the cross post.
"People have nowadays . . . got a strange opinion that everything should be taught by lectures. Now, I cannot see that lectures can do so much good as reading the books from which the lectures are taken. Lectures were once useful; but now, when we can all read, and books are so numerous, lectures are unnecessary."
--- Samuel Johnson, 1700s