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The ASE Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for all teachers of science and those involved with science education. With over 350 sessions to choose from at ASE Annual Conference 2018, Sched will help you see what’s on and plan and edit your personal agenda at any time.  If you’ve not yet registered for this event book now on Eventbrite.

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Wednesday, January 3
 

3:15pm GMT

Working Scientifically Outdoors I21
Children have an intrinsic need to play. They have inquisitive minds and like to manipulate, create and investigate.  Tapping in to this 'play' mindset we will use this as a way of helping children to connect and experiment with the world they live in.  This will be a 'hands on' session introducing a series of tried and tested ways of facilitating and enabling children to set up, carry out and record their own science enquiries, research and investigations in their own school grounds - even if it is a bit of a tarmac desert!  We will be working indoors and outdoors and getting stuck in so you can discuss how the activities might work with your pupils.

Speakers
avatar for Georgina Greaves

Georgina Greaves

Environmental Studies Service Manager, Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service
I have a background in Environmental Studies, education and Teaching. I've worked in a wide range of positions from Ecological Assistant for a quarry and landfill firm, teaching in a Secondary School, teaching in Ghana, running an educational and field studies centre at Carsington... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:10pm GMT
Rendall LT4
 
Thursday, January 4
 

11:00am GMT

Chemistry Doesn't Just Happen in Test Tubes T15
A talk to open your eyes to chemistry outdoors: concrete, metals, graveyards, gas anodes, followed by a field trip (on foot) to see what we can spot.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Borrows

Peter Borrows

Member of ASE's H&S Group / Consultant / Former Director of CLEAPSS, Troye Scientific
Retired(ish) Director of CLEAPSS.Member since 1966, and former Chair, of ASE Safety in Science Group (and its predecessors).Author of 54 articles in Education in Chemistry between 1994 and 2012 on chemistry outdoors, two in School Science Review [(1984), The Pimlico chemistry trail... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm GMT
CTL 8
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

BERG: Are field ecologists barking up the wrong tree? T37
Speakers
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Steve Tilling

Field Studies Council


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm GMT
Rendall S10
  Post-16

2:00pm GMT

Citizen Science: Sharing knowledge. Inspiring action. Valuing nature W29
Earthwatch’s innovative education programmes for primary and secondary schools (Teach Earth and Discover Earth) reconnect school children with nature and science whilst helping teachers gain the confidence and experience needed to deliver lessons outside. Learn about our programmes, resources and our new Citizen Science project Naturehood, launching in February 2018.

Speakers
avatar for Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch Institute
avatar for Sarah Staunton-Lamb

Sarah Staunton-Lamb

Senior Engagement & Learning Manager, Earthwatch
25+ years working in the environment and education. Come and find me the stand at D29 to find out more about opportunities for teachers and schools with Earthwatch.I am a Senior Learning Manager and Facilitator within Earthwatch. With over 25 years’ experience of working in the... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Rendall S6

2:00pm GMT

Earth Science Out of Doors W30
Testing outdoor Earth science opportunities.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Professor, ESTA
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Elizabeth Devon
Earth science educator

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers’ Association (ESTA)
The Earth Science Teachers' Association aims to advance education by encouraging and supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels. Have you joined?@ESTA_UK 


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
CTL 7

4:00pm GMT

ESTA Distinguished Speaker: Nick Braithwaite S07
The internet of field and laboratory things: Real data, authentic interfaces for practical work
Please be aware that the work described in this talk is not about replacing field trips and laboratories with something less expensive and less exciting. Rather it is about using the affordances of the internet to take people closer than they might easily get to the exciting discovery opportunities of interactive learning.
The OpenSTEM Labs are the digital equivalent of a field study centre and a block of teaching labs. We began with onscreen activities such as virtual microscopes and other interactive tools linked to real data. Recent investment has allowed the incorporation of facilities for online remote access to real instruments: optical and electron microscopes; analytical tools such as spectrophotometry, FTIR, HPLC, GCMS; a planetary-rover training-landscape; immersive virtual reality. These form a key part of the practical facilities that are now accessible to our distance learning students, via the internet and 24/7. The OpenSTEM Labs enable us to be more inclusive and more accessible than is conventionally the case. In addition to describing how the OpenSTEM Labs are used across all of STEM, including by students of Earth Sciences, this talk will propose ways which we might enable other educators to make use of our facilities. In the presentation several remotely located instruments will be operated and other on screen devices for interactive learning will be demonstrated.
The OpenSTEM Labs are a key feature of the OU's curriculum in several STEM disciplines. It is based on an original initiative with the Wolfson Foundation (2012) to establish the OpenScience Laboratory. In 2015 further investment from a HEFCE STEM capital investment enabled us to expand the laboratory to cover a wide range of disciplines including Engineering, with a new OpenNetworking Lab to be added in the near future. The OpenSTEM Labs are contributing to a HEFCE funded project "Embedding and Sustaining Inclusive STEM Practices" (in collaboration with Earth Science colleagues in Plymouth and Leeds).

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Professor, ESTA
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Professor Nick Braithwaite

Professor Nick Braithwaite

Associate Dean, Academic Excellence, The Open University
Since 2010 I have taken a special interest in enabling a wider range of student to be able to benefit from the kind of interactive learning that has traditionally taken place on field trips and in laboratories. I am currently the Director of the Open University's OpenSTEM Labs which... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers’ Association (ESTA)
The Earth Science Teachers' Association aims to advance education by encouraging and supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels. Have you joined?@ESTA_UK 


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
CTH B
 
Friday, January 5
 

11:00am GMT

Fieldwork and Beyond T75
Find out how field work can make a real impact on students understanding of the new A-level sciences and their assessments

Proposers
Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Maths G02
  Post-16

11:00am GMT

CANCELLED Beyond the Bug Hunt: Learning through insects W52
This full session will not now be running but you can find out about the Bug Hunt at the Primary Pop-Up on Friday 13.45.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Seeley

Claire Seeley

Primary Science Teaching Trust
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Luke Tilley

Royal Entomological Society

Exhibitors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall S11
  Primary

3:00pm GMT

CANCELLED Biology in the Real World: Creating Great Fieldwork T105
How ‘messy’ is real-world fieldwork for biology? How do I create meaningful and engaging fieldwork experiences? Sara Lanyon (Field Studies Council) challenges some common myths about fieldwork, for example “it always rains”, “I cannot predict the outcomes”, “there will always be things I cannot identify”. @FSCUK

Speakers
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Sara Lanyon

Biodiversity Education Officer, Field Studies Council
How do we improve our students' STEM skills and mental and physical well being through time spent in local landscapes, exploring biodiversity? I've spent the last 25 years working for The Wildlife Trusts, National Trust, OPAL, the Open University and Field Studies Council. Using examples... Read More →
LM

L McClure

Colton Hills Community School

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology Education Research Group talks, Biology in the Real World talks, free RSB resources and posters for your classroom, RSB membership for you and your school.
avatar for Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council
Field Studies Council, FSC, is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment. Each year over 140,000 people experience FSC, many through our UK wide... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm GMT
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw
 
Saturday, January 6
 

3:35pm GMT

Forest School & Science W157
Find out more about Forest School and the rationale behind it. Consider how Forest School can support the teaching of primary science through curriculum-linked activities.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Spring

Helen Spring

Primary Science and Outdoor Learning Specialist, Spring Learning
I am a Primary Science and Outdoor Learning consultant based in Yorkshire; I set up my business, ‘Spring Learning’, five years ago. Prior to this, I was a Professional Development Leader at the National STEM Centre, a teacher / science subject leader, and an environmental education... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm GMT
Rendall S4
  Primary