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Thursday, January 4 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
What is Experimental Science? S02

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A panel discussion to consider ‘Why we do experimental science?’ in schools. The debate will consider a range of perspectives including employers, research scientists and classroom teachers and consider the pedagogical benefits. The Royal Society is currently understanding research into the benefits of experimental science for science education with an evidence synthesis due to be published in early 2018.

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Christine Harrison

Professor of ITE, Kings College London
Researcher keen to work at classroom level. Teacher educator. Research interest: Assessment and especially Assessment for Learning. Inquiry in science/experimental science. Professional Learning and practice-based evidence. Big, big ASE enthusiast!!

Ian McDaid

Teaching & Learning Leader for ScienceIndependent education consultant, with experience nationally.Author and winner of the The Education Resources Awards 2016 Best Secondary Resource for my 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Science LessonsWork involves supporting science... Read More →

Ryan Mercer

Royal Society
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Dr Abbie Trewin

Dr Abbie Trewin is a University of Liverpool graduate (2002), obtaining her Ph.D there in 2005 using density functional theory (DFT) to investigate the surface structure of different metals with carbon, particularly the Ni(111) surface. In 2006 she joined the materials chemistry group... Read More →


Jo Cox

Schools Engagement Manager, The Royal Society

Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT