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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
 

10:20am GMT

Science Across Borders I04
Find out how big data can connect your science class to international research – and give your pupils something solid to work on with partners abroad.

Speakers
avatar for Benedict O'Donnell

Benedict O'Donnell

Project Coordinator, Prometeruse
Just another science-junky with a passion for languages. I am particularly interested in all things environment and energy related. After studying physics, I set up this climate-outreach NGO called Prometeruse. We're trying to help teenagers hack global warming.


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am GMT
Rendall LT1
  11-19  FE & Skills  Post-16

11:20am GMT

Girls into Global STEM (GIGS) I09
A hands on session where you can find out how an EU funded project involving the UK, Cyprus, Poland and Sweden is inspiring more girls to consider STEM careers. Each country is represented by a university or NGO working with a partner secondary school. In addition in the UK a major partner is Practical Action. So far each country has trialled one or more 'Global STEM Challenges'. These fit into curriculum areas across Europe not only in science but also in geography and citizenship. Each one is drawn from a Sustainable Development Goal:
Zero Hunger
Clean and affordable energy
Sustainable cities and communities
Climate Action
The 'challenge' is for older students (15-16) to develop activities for a younger cohort (12-14) using materials generated by Practical Action. These activities bring together science, global issues and mobile technologies and current thinking is that they will inspire pupils to think how science and technology can provide practical, often low-cost answers to important global issues. We have devised surveys for our school students both before and after the practical work and will look carefully at the results for both boys and girls in the coming weeks. Part of our session will feature students from De Ferrers Academy demonstrating one of their Global STEM Challenges.   You will find out more about all this work and about Years 2 and 3 of the project  at our session!

www.gigsproject.eu

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Burden

Kevin Burden

Professor of Educational Technology, University of Hull
I am currently leading several international projects exploring the use of mobile technologies in teaching and learning, with particular emphasis on teacher education. These include the Mobilising and Transforming Teacher Education Pedagogies project (www.mttep.eu).
avatar for Bren Hellier

Bren Hellier

Education Officer, Practical Action
Bren works within the education team at Practical Action, an international development organisation. Her role includes running CPD courses for trainee and qualified teachers and writing STEM education resources. She is particularly interested in the importance of embedding global... Read More →
GH

Greg Hughes

The de Ferrers Academy
avatar for Ray Kirtley

Ray Kirtley

Project Co-ordinator, University of Hull
I am the project coordinator working with Prof Burden and with our 8 partner organisations. I am also involved in two other University of Hull projects with university partners in Thailand and Vietnam. Outside of the university I chair the Global Learning Association which is responsible... Read More →

Exhibitors
JB

Julie Brown

Practical Action
Practical Action is an innovative international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems – made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm GMT
Rendall S4
  11-19

2:15pm GMT

Practical Physics in Sub-Saharan Africa I16
Join us to explore practical physics in sub-Saharan Africa, how it is taught and how we can influence the teaching of physics internationally.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Brock

Joe Brock

Tanzania Coordinator, Worth School
I have been a teacher of Physics for 28 years. With the IoP and PAGEANT I have been running teacher training projects in both The Tanzania and The Gambia for over 10 years. The projects concentrate on re directing teaching from teacher lead board work and rote learning to focussing... Read More →
avatar for Linsey Clark

Linsey Clark

International Officer, Institute of Physics
I am currently the international officer at the Institute of Physics (IOP) where I manage the organisations international capacity building projects. These include entrepreneurial workshops and the IOP for Africa project which delivers practical physics teacher training in Tanzania... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm GMT
Rendall S6

2:15pm GMT

Trashed World I17
A global schools' platform for curriculum exchange work on the topic of waste, based on the award-winning documentary from Jeremy Irons 'Trashed' - Free Subscription! Led by the ASE International Committee.

Proposers
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.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Kelly

Keith Kelly

Creator, Keith Kelly
'Hi. I'm one of the co-authors of TrashedWorld. I'm a teacher and trainer in bilingual education and CLIL and have written a number of books for OUP, Macmillan and run a CLIL school in Bulgaria (www.anglia-school.info). I've participated in many educational Science projects and initiatives... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm GMT
Rendall S3

3:15pm GMT

Transforming STEM Education: Air Quality as a powerful theme for integration I22
Air quality, especially in urban areas, is a world-wide problem. Using an active, audience-involved format, this keynote shows how subject integration engages all levels.
  1. It makes the case for STEM subject integration rather than separate disciplines
  2. It provides valuable content outside that to be expected from traditionally educated teachers
  3. It explores issues of pedagogy that will educate not indoctrinate
  4. It will involve some short interactive interludes
  5. It makes the case for action as part of STEM Education, as part of learner engagement
  6. It moves from hypothetical contexts (nuclear powerstations in every town) to real community issues

Speakers
avatar for John Oversby

John Oversby

Consultant, Science Education Futures
I am experienced researcher in chemistry and STEM education. I have been a secondary school teacher for 22+ years and a teacher educator for similar. My main areas of research are in STEM for Global Justice, The Role of Diagrams in Learning, and Radical STEM Education. I convene a... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:10pm GMT
Rendall LT3

4:15pm GMT

Archaeoschool for the Future REPEATED I27
Explore the possibilities of introducing science aspects to a non-specifically scientific European Project. Learn about sustainability, building materials, new teaching and assessment approaches (Knowledge Building International Project, KBIP, and Knowledge Forum, KF), innovative use of ICT (Edmondo), with secondary schools, universities and experts working together. Led by a member of the ASE International Committee.

Speakers
avatar for Xavier Juan

Xavier Juan

EGU Field Officer and spanish translator, Earthlearningidea
Having been a secondary science teacher for 37 years, I have been the co-ordinator for Spain for the ASE International Programme "Science across the World". I have also been a founder member and current Vice-President of the Spanish Earth Science Teachers Association (AEPECT, www.aepect.org... Read More →

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.


Wednesday January 3, 2018 4:15pm - 5:10pm GMT
Rendall S6
 
Thursday, January 4
 

9:30am GMT

Archaeoschool for the Future REPEATED W04
Explore the possibilities of introducing science aspects to a non-scientific European Project. Learn about sustainability, building materials, new teaching and assessment approaches with secondary schools, universities and experts working together. Led by a member of the ASE International Committee.

Speakers
avatar for Xavier Juan

Xavier Juan

EGU Field Officer and spanish translator, Earthlearningidea
Having been a secondary science teacher for 37 years, I have been the co-ordinator for Spain for the ASE International Programme "Science across the World". I have also been a founder member and current Vice-President of the Spanish Earth Science Teachers Association (AEPECT, www.aepect.org... Read More →

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.


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Maths 106

9:30am GMT

The STEM Pit Stop Challenge W02
How quickly can your pupils dismantle and rebuild (perfectly) a go-kart? Suitable for children (and grown-ups!)  of all ages, this STEM engineering challenge develops planning, communication and teamwork. Come and have a go for yourselves, and see how a simple wooden go-kart can be used to teach a vast range of STEM skills.

Speakers
PG

Phil Gregory

hi-impact Consultancy
avatar for Bob Pritchard

Bob Pritchard

Lead Practitioner, St John Plessington Catholic College
Physics teacher and Lead Practitioner at St John Plessington Catholic College. CSciTeach and Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. Interested in evidence-informed practice, cognitive science and its role in effective Science teaching.
AT

Alan Thompson

hi-impact Consultancy

Exhibitors
avatar for Hi Impact

Hi Impact

Education Consultancy
hi-impact consultancy ltd. is an expert provider of innovative technology and media services across the education sector.The team is made up of experienced, qualified teachers and media staff, all driven by a passion for the use of technology and creative media to engage pupils and... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTL 8
  11-19  FE & Skills  Post-16  Primary

10:00am GMT

Frontier Science: Artificial Photosynthesis - making fuels from air, water and light T06
Solar energy is abundant but intermittent. We aim to use sunlight to generate fuels that can be stored and used when required. The only inputs are light, carbon dioxide and water! In this talk I will outline my research on developing new materials that can efficiently produce carbon fuels from these abundant sources.

Speakers
DG

Dr Gaia Neri

Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy - University of Liverpool

Sponsors
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
CTH D

10:30am GMT

STEM Careers: Making better use of industry and university support T12
Explore the different programmes and resources that help schools and colleges make better use of the supported offered by industry and university.

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
GT

Gemma Taylor

STEM Learning

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning is your number one organisation for STEM teaching support. We offer free and affordable CPD, teaching resources and STEM inspiration for your classroom, STEM Club or community group. Our work has proven impact on teachers and young people. Find out more on www.stem.org.uk... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am GMT
Rendall S11
  11-19  FE & Skills

10:30am GMT

Primary Engineer: STEM by Stealth T09
Primary Engineer schemes from Early Years to Y6. Practical STEM projects with training to support teachers deliver exciting design and make, curriculum based activities all supported through our online training portal.

Proposers
SS

Susan Scurlock

Primary Engineer

Speakers
SC

Steve Crowther

Primary Engineer

Sponsors
avatar for Primary Engineer

Primary Engineer

The home of our ‘STEM by Stealth’ educational approach to bringing engineering and engineers into primary classrooms and curricula. Inspiring children, pupils and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions and exhibitions.


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am GMT
Maths Forsyth
  Primary

11:00am GMT

Frontier Science: Dirty Little Secrets in Brain Surgery T20
I am an Irish doctor, I did an MSc in Neuroscience during my medical degree and now I am doing a PhD on neurosurgical CSF infections. My research is aiming to improve the tests we have for brain surgery related meningitis.

Speakers
LV

Libby van Tonder

Institute of Infection and Global Health

Sponsors
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


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

11:00am GMT

CANCELLED How to Reduce the Effects of Climate Change W08
How the UK and Earth's climate is changing and what can be done on a personal and collective level to reduce the drivers for this change.

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall S5
  11-19

12:00pm GMT

Frontier Science: Juvenile-onset Lupus Nephritis and the Role of Human Glomerular Endothelial Cells T28
Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most frequent complications of childhood-onset lupus, affecting up to 80% of young patients. As the role of the resident renal cells in LN is still largely unknown, the aim of my research is to investigate the role of the renal glomerular endothelial cells.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
avatar for Paraskevi Dimou

Paraskevi Dimou

PhD Student, Institute of Children\\\'s Health - University of Liverpool
I am PhD student from Greece, working on childhood lupus. I love biology and doing experiments in the lab :) Being a researcher, is an amazing job ! Finally, friends call me Vivian :)


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
CTH D

12:00pm GMT

Application of Science Capital in the Classroom W18
Explore strategies for tweaking your lessons to easily apply a science capital approach to your teaching.

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
ML

Mark Langley

Science CPD Lead, STEM Learning Ltd

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning is your number one organisation for STEM teaching support. We offer free and affordable CPD, teaching resources and STEM inspiration for your classroom, STEM Club or community group. Our work has proven impact on teachers and young people. Find out more on www.stem.org.uk... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Rendall S11
  11-19

12:00pm GMT

Waterloo Bridge Sculpture Competition T27
Waterloo Bridge Sculpture Competition Outline. Art meets Engineering. In September 2017 a national competition will be launched to challenge students to come up with a sculpture design that will be showcased on one of the four plinths of the Waterloo Bridge in London at the Thames Festival in September 2018. The competition will be based on the history of the Waterloo Bridge which was built by women during WW2, and the history of the plinth sculpture competition that took place in the late 1940s but which didn't result in a winning sculpture being commissioned, despite some iconic designs being produced by the likes of Barbara Hepworth. The competition will draw on this history and challenge students to use 3d printing to produce models of their sculptures that pay tribute to the work of women engineers and technicians during the two world wars. This session will outline the competition and inspire the delegates to get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Bonfield

Dawn Bonfield

Director, Towards Vision
I am an engineer and work in the field of diversity and inclusion as a consultant and a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Aston University. In addition I am organising a schools educational outreach initiative around the Waterloo Bridge and the Year of Engineering... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Rendall LT1
  11-19  FE & Skills

12:00pm GMT

The Science of Music: Hands-on workshop W76
Make and play a one string electric guitar and a glitchy electronic synthesiser powered by high fives. Explore the science, technology and history of analogue and electronic instruments. No making or music experience required.

Speakers
HS

Helen Steer

Do It Kits



Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub

12:00pm GMT

Attitudes Up: CCI success! T29
Children Challenging Industry: classroom activities and a local industry visit put science learning in context. Research into effectiveness of CCI shows increased engagement and knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Parvin

Joy Parvin

Director, University of York Centre for Industry Education Collaboration
Specialise in primary science and associated STEM/career/industry resources, CPD, industry visits and associated programmes (eg Children Challenging Industry).
avatar for Maria Turkenburg

Maria Turkenburg

Researcher, University of York (UYSEG)
Maria has been a researcher for over 25 years, in education and chemistry. She has experience evaluating science education programmes targeting students aged 5-25. She is presenting on the evaluation of the Quantum Ambassadors in Schools project, which sees postgraduate quantum physics... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Maths Forsyth
  Primary

12:00pm GMT

Bringing Sustainability Issues to Life W41
This practical session shares Manchester Museum’s expertise in ways of using objects – from museums and from your local environment – to work scientifically and raise awareness of sustainability issues in your classroom. Live creatures from our Vivarium will add to the excitement, and you’ll have a chance to shape the future programme at this fantastic local resource.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Gray

Manchester Museum
avatar for Amy McDowall

Amy McDowall

Primary Learning Coordinator, Manchester Museum
I am a primary teacher and museum learning specialist with almost 10 years experience in the museum/heritage and education sectors. I am interested in science and history education, and in enabling access to science and culture for all children.


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Library

12:00pm GMT

Introducing STEM into the Primary Classroom W158
A chance to explore ways of bringing cross-curricular STEM learning into the Primary Classroom. The session will look at how authentic challenges enable pupils to develop key 21st Century skills such as the 4Cs – Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. We will see how STEM learning goes ‘beyond the acronym.’

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Tidswell

Andrew Tidswell

Director of International Professional Development
, Andrew Tidswell
Andrew is currently Director of International Professional Development at Discovery Education. He is responsible for managing the implementation and delivery of all PD provided by Discovery Education outside of the UK and US. This role includes building relationships with Partners... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Discovery Education
Discovery Education empowers teachers and captivates pupils by providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to primary and secondary schools across the United Kingdom.Discovery Education Espresso• Foundation to Key Stage 2• 23,000+ digital resources, including engaging short... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room
  Primary

12:30pm GMT

Solving Physics Problems with your Students W151
Have you been asked to run a Physics Extension class, prepare an Oxbridge group, or perhaps just get students a good grade? All equally challenging. Teachers need the resources to allow students to progress by developing their understanding of the physics ideas. This talk will look at several problems, show the resources available for free, and how you can use them without an added workload. Isaac Physics offers the opportunity to have marking done online, support your classroom activity, directs students who want to know how they can extend themselves, whilst the BPhO allows them to compete against other aspirational students. Don’t miss the opportunity to challenge your students, whilst it does not have to be at the expense of your workload.

Speakers
avatar for Ally Davis

Ally Davis

Hub Events Manager, Isaac Physics
Physics GCSE and A level. Skills Mastery and Problem Solving. Less marking, better feedback.
avatar for Robin Hughes

Robin Hughes

Project Physicist at Isaac Physics and Chair of the BPhO, Isaac Physics
Physics is about both skills and knowledge. We provide students and teachers the support to develop their understanding of a great subject, by encouraging them to solve simple and hard problems in physics. This will develop confidence and interest, and enable aspirational students... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Rendall S4
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Frontier Science: Drug Discovery in the Developing World; a Medicinal Chemistry Perspective T38
The Medicinal Chemistry Group at the University of Liverpool has the privilege of being involved in multiple projects which aim to provide new and improved therapies to treat several diseases within the developing world. Our research covers a range of medicinal chemistry and chemical biology areas focused on malaria, TB, filariasis and more recently the systemic fungal infection Cryptococcus neoformans. The talk will focus on two current projects within different disease areas (malaria and tuberculosis).

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
DG

Dr Gemma Nixon

Department of Chemistry - University of Liverpool


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm GMT
CTH C

2:00pm GMT

Connect to Bring STEM Learning to Life! W23
A workshop focussed on how to achieve genuine collaboration through effective employer engagement, creating inspiring, enriched, enjoyable STEM learning experiences that will support learner progression. Explore a variety of approaches and ready -to-use resources that provide ‘a clear line of sight of work’ and the ‘connect’ to bring STEM learning to life!

Speakers
CA

Cerian Ayres

Education and Training Foundation


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Rendall S1

2:30pm GMT

'When will I ever use this in the real world, Sir?' T41
Putting curriculum into context - find out about STEM Ambassadors, Big Bang Fairs and other programmes to support the work you do in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Christoffer

Alison Christoffer

Operations Manager, All About STEM
avatar for Michelle Dow

Michelle Dow

Managing Director, All About STEM


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall LT3

3:00pm GMT

Plugging Into the Sun REPEATED W138
Build and race a solar car using Solar Active STEM resources to achieve outcomes in climate change science while learning through ‘trial & improvement’ to raise attainment.

Speakers
avatar for David Garlovsky

David Garlovsky

CEO - TEACHER TRAINER, Solar Active
David Garlovsky pioneered an education method that fosters self-confidence within teaching/learning; effective in encouraging invention and problem solving through application of scientific, technology, engineering and mathematical concepts. Making learning enjoyable and encouraging... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Rendall S7

3:00pm GMT

Attitudes to STEM & PRINCIPIA T106
Research Into Spaceflight and Engagement with STEM (RISES) investigates the influence of learning about space on 2,500 students from over 40 schools across the country.

Speakers
avatar for Judith Bennett

Judith Bennett

Salters' Professor of Science Education, University of York Science Education Group
I am the Salters’ Professor of Science Education and leader of the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG). UYSEG has an international reputation for its research and research-informed curriculum development work, and is the home of national courses including Salters... Read More →
avatar for Maria Turkenburg

Maria Turkenburg

Researcher, University of York (UYSEG)
Maria has been a researcher for over 25 years, in education and chemistry. She has experience evaluating science education programmes targeting students aged 5-25. She is presenting on the evaluation of the Quantum Ambassadors in Schools project, which sees postgraduate quantum physics... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Rendall LT6
  Primary

3:00pm GMT

Love Food Love Science T47
Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) will present their work programme supporting teachers for the Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE and KS3/4 science curricula, through their Love Food Love Science platform.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Gardner

Operations Director, IFST
I am responsible for supporting the development and promotion of IFST's Love Food Love Science platform, designed to support GCSE teachers and promote food science to their students, the next generation of food scientists.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall LT1
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

Secondary Engineer in the Classroom D05
Secondary Engineer Fluid Power and Bicycle Club activities for secondary schools. Two exciting team based design, manufacture and create schemes with true STEM integration.

Proposers
SS

Susan Scurlock

Primary Engineer

Speakers
SM

Steve Massey

Primary Engineer

Sponsors
avatar for Primary Engineer

Primary Engineer

The home of our ‘STEM by Stealth’ educational approach to bringing engineering and engineers into primary classrooms and curricula. Inspiring children, pupils and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions and exhibitions.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall LT4
  11-19

3:30pm GMT

CANCELLED Frontier Science: Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries T52
Due to circumstances beyond our control this session has been cancelled.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
DI

Dr Iain Aldous

Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy - University of Liverpool


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
CTH C

3:30pm GMT

Future-proofing your Secondary Science Curriculum T50
Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee.

The first hour of this session will demonstrate how planning through appropriately sequenced key ideas can stabilise your science curriculum in an ever-changing educational landscape, reducing the need to "re-invent the wheel".  Activities will allow you to apply the principles discussed to your own subject-specific needs.

The room has been booked for a second hour to give time to discuss, collaborate and potentially produce material to bring back to share with your department. This second part of the session is entirely optional but Helen will remain in order to facilitate and provide support and suggestions as required.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Harden

Helen Harden

Science Curriculum Specialist (UYSEG), Chair ASE 11-19 Committee
Science curriculum design and innovationResources development (9-11, 11-16 and post-16 chemistry)Chair ASE 11-19 Committee, and Member of RSC Currciulum and Assessment Working GroupPrimary school governor

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.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

How to Get Your Students Solving Physics Problems W150
Motivating and extending your students without the stress.

Speakers
avatar for Ally Davis

Ally Davis

Hub Events Manager, Isaac Physics
Physics GCSE and A level. Skills Mastery and Problem Solving. Less marking, better feedback.
avatar for Robin Hughes

Robin Hughes

Project Physicist at Isaac Physics and Chair of the BPhO, Isaac Physics
Physics is about both skills and knowledge. We provide students and teachers the support to develop their understanding of a great subject, by encouraging them to solve simple and hard problems in physics. This will develop confidence and interest, and enable aspirational students... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  11-19
 
Friday, January 5
 

9:00am GMT

Schools' Exhibition - Morning session S09
Teachers from all schools and colleges are invited to bring a display of their science class work - either a specific project or a range of ideas. All teachers presenting a display get a FREE day at the ASE Annual Conference, email nicola@seventhcorner.co.uk for more details or to book a display space.

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 9:00am - 12:30pm GMT
CTL Foyer

9:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Fit to Drive? T62
In the UK, the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) adopt a risk based approach to determine who can obtain a driving license either as a new driver, or following an incapacitating medical event.  The guidelines for driving following a first seizure (fit) require the risk of another seizure in the next 12 months to be less than 20%. But how long, after a first unprovoked seizure, must a driver be seizure-free before they fall below this risk and can therefore regain their driving license? 

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
avatar for Laura Bonnett

Laura Bonnett

NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Liverpool
I am a National Institute of Heath Research Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Liverpool. My primary research interest involves estimating time to next event for patients with recurrent conditions such as epilepsy and asthma. In addition, I am a STEM Ambassador, and a member... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTH C

9:30am GMT

Science Ambassadors W44
This workshop is aimed at teachers of key stage 3 (Years 8 and 9) students. This session will provide an overview of what the Institute of Physics Science Ambassador Training Scheme is and how schools can get involved to develop their own Physics Ambassadors. Once trained, these ambassadors can deliver sessions at outreach events, primary schools or for a school STEM club before helping to train a new generation of Science Ambassadors at their school. The scheme is unique in that it uses an inter-generational teaching and learning approach, helping to bridge the gap for the students involved. It also uses inclusive teaching practices to compliment the work the IOP is doing to address gender balance in Physics and empowers students; especially girls, to drive through their own ideas.
 During the session participants will get an opportunity to try out some of the activities that the students complete on the training day, find out a little more about the preparatory personal development workshops, the feedback received to date and what some Science Ambassadors are up to now.

Speakers
CA

Claire Aspinall

Institute of Physics


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Maths G02
  11-19

10:15am GMT

Biology in the Real World: Is it true an elephant never forgets? T69
It is commonly believed elephants have excellent memories and ‘never forget’, but does scientific evidence support this and how do we study cognitive abilities in the wild? Dr Graeme Shannon (Bangor University) discusses research exploring these challenging questions. @ASABeducation, @BritishEcolSoc, @LinneanLearning

Speakers
avatar for Dr Graeme Shannon

Dr Graeme Shannon

Lecturer in Zoology, Bangor University
I am a lecturer in zoology at the School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University. My research interests are in the fields of animal behaviour, ecology and conservation, with particular focus on animal cognition and the effects of human activities on wildlife. I have worked extensively... Read More →

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.


Friday January 5, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am GMT
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

10:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Learning from Experience - Farmers & Vets T70
How can we help farmers and vets to make more efficient use of new data and their existing practical experience?

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
avatar for Dr Helen Higgins

Dr Helen Higgins

Institute of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool
Helen is a farm vet and RCVS Specialist in Cattle Health and Production. After 8 years working in clinical practice, she undertook a Master’s degree in Statistics and a PhD at Nottingham University, funded by a Wellcome Trust Fellowship. In terms of research, Helen is especially... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am GMT
CTH D

10:30am GMT

Plugging Into the Sun REPEATED W139
Build and race a solar car using Solar Active STEM resources to achieve outcomes in climate change science while learning through ‘trial & improvement’ to raise attainment.

Speakers
avatar for David Garlovsky

David Garlovsky

CEO - TEACHER TRAINER, Solar Active
David Garlovsky pioneered an education method that fosters self-confidence within teaching/learning; effective in encouraging invention and problem solving through application of scientific, technology, engineering and mathematical concepts. Making learning enjoyable and encouraging... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am GMT
CTH 1

11:00am GMT

Biology in the Real World: Photosynthesis for a Changing World T73
It has been predicted a 70% increase in crop yields will be required by 2050. Dr James Hartwell (University of Liverpool) looks at whether we can produce enough crop biomass to both feed the world and provide fuels and raw materials for industry. @SAPS_News

Speakers
avatar for Dr James Hartwell

Dr James Hartwell

Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool
LM

L McClure

Colton Hills Community School

Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Science and Plants for Schools
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science.We believe young people should understand the importance of plants in the world and be aware of the relevance of plant... Read More →
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.

Sponsors
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am GMT
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

11:00am GMT

Voices of Chemistry W64
Bringing the authentic voices of scientists into the classroom, this workshop will support the teaching of post-16 atmospheric chemistry through hands-on activities and teaching resources.

Speakers
avatar for Lynda Dunlop

Lynda Dunlop

Senior Lecturer in Science Education, University of York (UYSEG)


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Maths 103
  Post-16

11:00am GMT

CANCELLED: PSTT Titanic Science: A working scientifically approach to the narrative W54
Due to circumstances beoynd our control, this sessions has been withdrawn.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schofield

Kathy Schofield

Area Mentor for NI, Primary Science Teaching Trust
I look after 21 outstanding teachers of Primary Science in NI, talk to me about how PSTT can help your school deliver Science.


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

11:00am GMT

Observing with Robotic Telescopes W61
Introduction or refresher to observing with the robotic Liverpool telescope, and to explore the free activities and resources available through the National Schools' Observatory website.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Chris Leigh

Dr Chris Leigh

NSO Strategic Projects Co-ordinator, National Schools' Observatory
I work in astronomy outreach for the National Schools' Observatory (NSO). Our core activity is providing UK schools with access to the robotic Liverpool Telescope, but we also run a number of outreach activities, including the 'Astronomy for Remote and Island Schools' (AfRIS) project... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for National Schools Observatory

National Schools Observatory

AfRIS Project Coordinator, National Schools' Observatory
When the Liverpool Telescope (LT) was in development, it was decided to allocate 5% of the observing time to schools in the UK and Ireland, since then this has been increased to 10%. As it is no easy task to control a robotic telescope, the National Schools' Observatory (NSO) was created to act as a link between... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm GMT
CTL 6

11:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Towards Making Matter Programmable T78
Computer scientists, nanoscientists, and engineers are more and more joining their forces towards the realisation of Programmable Matter, that is, matter that can algorithmically change its physical properties. They have already produced some first impressive outcomes. These include programmed DNA molecules that self-assemble into desired structures and large collectives of tiny identical robots that orchestrate resembling a single multi-robot organism. In parallel, an interesting theory is being developed to support this vision. Ambitious, long-term applications include molecular computers, collectives of nanorobots injected into the human circulatory system for monitoring and treating diseases, or even self-reproducing and self-healing machines. In this talk, we shall give an overview of this rapidly growing research area and discuss a recent, related initiative.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
avatar for Dr Othon Michail

Dr Othon Michail

Lecturer, University of Liverpool


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm GMT
CTH D

12:00pm GMT

Biology in the Real World: Obesity - Is it all in your head? T90
Two thirds of people in the UK are now overweight. Dr Simon Cork (Imperial College London) discusses current understanding of what drives us to eat, how hormones regulate our body weight and what treatments could tackle obesity.
@ABPI_UK, @ThePhySoc, @Soc_Endo

Speakers
avatar for Dr Simon Cork

Dr Simon Cork

Imperial College London
Neurophysiologist, with expertise in how the brain controls bodily functions.
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.


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm GMT
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

12:00pm GMT

Going Bananas for Food Security W70
What you will take away from this session:
  • A safe and accessible food security and microbiology class practical suitable for KS3 or KS4, which replicates current academic research, and is linked to knowledge and understanding, stipulated practicals and apparatus and technique skills in the GCSE specifications. We also provide project ideas for older students that may wish to take this area of research further, for example as an extended project qualification.
  • In addition to the practical we are providing a unique data set (and supporting material) from Eden Project’s Rainforest Biome for you to use with your class. The dataset complements the class practical and lends itself to questions that are matched to the working scientifically part of the curriculum and reflect the full range of assessment objectives. We’ve even written the questions for you!
  • A tangible case study/real world example which you can use to show your students how science (and careers in STEM) can develop solutions to challenges facing the world, such as sustainable methods for securing food supplies.
  • The confidence to deliver one of the most crucial aspects of biological research to your students.
  • An opportunity to revitalise the role of practical work and challenge your students to think and work in different ways.

Further background information about the session:

Food Security can be one of the more challenging aspects of the curriculum for teachers to deliver. This session is designed to support teachers’ development of specialist knowledge and current research in this area framed within the context of an engaging lab practical that they will be able to carry out with their own students.
Panama disease severely affects banana production in all banana-producing regions of the world and it is one of the most destructive plant diseases. Therefore, it represents a significant threat to global food security. The presence of Fusarium oxysporum, the Fungus responsible for Panama disease has been confirmed in Eden Project’s Rainforest Biome. This fungus is soil borne, and spores can easily be transferred in water or on tools or footwear.
Dr Rachel Warmington is Eden’s plant pathologist and responsible for monitoring and controlling plant diseases with the biome, however her research has global implications.
Previous research has suggested that that intercropping banana plants with species of alliums (garlic, onion, leek, chive and so on) could reduce the incidence of Panama disease. Dr Warmington is currently working with Exeter University researching this relationship. In parallel to this research Robbie Kirkman (Education Team Lead) and Dr Warmington have developed a classroom based practical and dataset that enables your students to investigate this relationship for themselves.
The innovative practical uses a technique called 'well diffusion' and allows students to investigate this relationship substituting Fusarium oxysporum for baker’s yeast. The practical doesn’t require any equipment not found in a standard school lab, however, there are lots of opportunities to use more advanced kit if it is available in your school.
 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Bisson

Chris Bisson

Policy Development Manager, Eden Project
avatar for Robbie Kirkman

Robbie Kirkman

Education Team Lead, Eden Project
Robbie works on the education team at Eden and is the Education Team Lead. He has a BSc in Marine Biology and Oceanography and a science PGCE. Robbie taught science in secondary schools in Cornwall for several years before beginning work at Eden 7 years ago. This has given him a broad... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Warmington

Rachel Warmington

Plant Pathologist, Eden Project


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm GMT
CTL 8
  11-19

12:05pm GMT

Floating Gardens: Practical science in a global context W68
Come along to this hands-on session to discover for yourself why Practical Action's STEM challenges are proving so popular amongst primary and schools practicalaction.org/STEM

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting

Exhibitors
JB

Julie Brown

Practical Action
Practical Action is an innovative international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems – made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm GMT
Rendall S6
  Primary

12:05pm GMT

Plastic from Potatoes with KS2 W65
This is an exciting hands on session which makes strong links with the KS2 curriculum and a real life science context. Participants will extract starch from potatoes and then use the starch to make bio-plastic.  The activity has been tried and tested in schools and has been well received by both teachers and pupils.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Parvin

Joy Parvin

Director, University of York Centre for Industry Education Collaboration
Specialise in primary science and associated STEM/career/industry resources, CPD, industry visits and associated programmes (eg Children Challenging Industry).
avatar for Jane Winter

Jane Winter

Professional Development Leader, University of York Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC)
I love everything to do with primary science, especially the Early Years Foundation Stage. My role at CIEC involves working with teachers to make science enjoyable and worthwhile for both them and their class. I run science and maths courses for Early Years teachers and science courses... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm GMT
Rendall S3
  Primary

12:30pm GMT

Frontier Science: Top-to-toe Solution - the three challenges facing electrical vehicles T91
A top-to-toe solution for switched reluctance motor (SRM) in electrical vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electrical vehicles (HEVs). This talk introduces the application of switched reluctance motors (SRM) in electrical vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electrical vehicles (HEVs). For SRM based EV/HEV application, there are three basic challenges: efficiency, reliability and performance. In this lecture, we give our solutions to those challenges. For efficiency, we proposed charging without charging-station solution, and integrated topology for HEV; for reliability, we proposed fault-tolerance topology, and phase current reconstruction technology; for performance, we improved SRM structure and improve direct torque control.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
YH

yihua hu

university of liverpool


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm GMT
CTH D

12:30pm GMT

Collections and Curriculum: The role of natural history museums in providing an authentic learning experience S15
Museums provide unique opportunities for students to study key areas of the national curriculum, engage with collections, and provide hands-on learning experiences within memorable environments. Many museums also provide additional support to teachers through CPD opportunities, resources and advice.

Speakers
GD

Gracie Divall

Natural History Museum
ES

Ed Santry

Natural History Museum


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

12:30pm GMT

Do All Scientists Wear Lab Coats? T158
What even makes a scientist? Is it the mad hair or the white lab coat? Come along to this session to discover what management science is all about.

Speakers
avatar for Sophie Parker

Sophie Parker

The OR Society
What is the science of better decision making? And why should you take note? We run free workshops using fun, interactive and engaging games to show you how playing with Lego (and other great bits) can showcase the usefulness of maths and Operational Research (O.R.) in the real... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Maths 106

1:45pm GMT

CANCELLED - Reaching a 'Zero Carbon' Future D06
Speakers
Exhibitors
CF

Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology
CAT is an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. We cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.


Friday January 5, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room

1:45pm GMT

Primary Pop-up S16
Drop-in to this fair of practical primary science activities presented by teachers from across the UK. Come and gather ideas to try in your classroom.

If you have a hands-on activity you would like to run in this fun, informal fair of interactive primary science, please email Claire Seeley <claire.seeley@btopenworld.com > so we can reserve a table for you.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Seeley

Claire Seeley

Primary Science Teaching Trust

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 1:45pm - 2:45pm GMT
Rendall S11
  Primary

2:00pm GMT

CANCELLED Frontier Science: Building bigger brains - the evolution and development of the cerebellum T161
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
TB

Thomas Butts

School of Life Sciences - University of Liverpool


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm GMT
CTH D

2:15pm GMT

Biology in the Real World: CRISPR - Separating Fact from Fiction T95
CRISPR is a process discovered in bacteria in the past ten years, which allows microbes to defend themselves against attack by viruses. At its heart is a programmable nuclease (which you can think of as a pair of molecular scissors) that can be directed to cut any specified DNA sequence. This powerful technology allows the genomes of any living thing, including humans, to be manipulated or "edited" in defined ways. It opens the door to the eradication of many genetic diseases, and many other benefits. However, the power of the technique raises ethical concerns that we are only beginning to grapple with.

This talk will focus on the CRISPR system, covering the following topics:
  • How does CRISPR work?
  • How was it discovered, and who are the personalities involved?
  • What can we do with CRISPR?
  • What should we do with CRISPR?
  • What the CRISPR story tells us about the need to fund "blue skies" science and train the next generation of biologists 

Speakers
LM

L McClure

Colton Hills Community School
avatar for Malcolm White

Malcolm White

Professor of Biochemistry, St Andrews University
I trained in biochemistry, got my PhD at the University of Edinburgh and have worked in the UK and USA. I have held an academic position at the University of St Andrews since 2000, and have served as Director of Research and Head of School for the School of Biology. My research interests... Read More →

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.


Friday January 5, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm GMT
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

2:50pm GMT

Polar Explorer Programme W154
This session is aimed mainly at primary teachers to look at how they can use a wealth of free, CREST accredited resources based around the work of the RRS Sir David Attenborough and Boaty McBoatface to bring STEM education into their classrooms.  
You will learn about how to access the programme, apply for the assistance from one of our Polar Ambassadors, trial some of the activities and see how you could build a legacy of STEM into your school, as well as develop transition into high schools.”

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
AL

Adam Little

STEM Learning

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning is your number one organisation for STEM teaching support. We offer free and affordable CPD, teaching resources and STEM inspiration for your classroom, STEM Club or community group. Our work has proven impact on teachers and young people. Find out more on www.stem.org.uk... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm GMT
Rendall LT6
  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
SL

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

3:00pm GMT

Frontier Science: Nanomedicine - Does size matter? T103
Nanomedicine is the use of tiny, nanoscale materials for medical applications. Such materials have been shown to give considerable benefits in healthcare, including reduced side effects and improved clinical outcomes. This talk will explore the public’s perception of nanomedicine, will explain why nanoscale materials differ from bulk materials and will also discuss some of the interesting properties of nanoscale materials. I will then examine some examples of current nanomedicine technologies as well as those that are being developed for the future.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
DT

Dr Tom McDonald

Department of Chemistry - University of Liverpool


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
CTH D

3:00pm GMT

Using the Sustainable Schools Doorways T108
SEEd and the Sustainable Schools Alliance have recently launched a new Sustainable Schools Doorway on Nature & Biodiversity.
This practical session will provide and enable teachers to trial a framework for using this Doorway; linking it to their current projects and unlocking the potential for ‘learning for sustainability’ in their schools.

The Sustainable Schools Framework was built on the principle of care – of oneself, of others and of the environment. The Doorways into the framework are approached through Campus, Curriculum or Community approaches. There 8 original doorways in the framework are: Food and Drink; Energy and Water; Travel and Traffic; Purchasing and Waste; Buildings and Grounds; Inclusion and Participation; Local Well-being; and Global Dimension. These Doorways are now being updated to enable practical curriculum links and reflect the Sustainable Development Goals - or Global Goals. 

Speakers
avatar for Poppy Flint

Poppy Flint

SEEd
SEEd supports and enables educators and young people to place sustainability at the heart of their work and learning. SEED is THE hub for bringing together, sharing and enhancing best practice in sustainability and environmental education Poppy Flint is the Sustainable Schools... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Maths 106

3:30pm GMT

James P Joule - The Energy Man - 200 Years Old in 2018 W88
Discover more about James Joule and other scientific greats

Speakers
DW

David Ward

Greater Manchester STEM Centre


Friday January 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
Maths G03

3:30pm GMT

Careers in the Curriculum T110
Teachers are a key source of career information for pupils.  The Gatsby Good Career Guidelines recommend that careers options are introduced within subject classrooms, but also highlight that this is an area teachers find challenging. This workshop outlines the evidence and explores straightforward ways to include career ideas in the everyday classroom, to enrich and support the teaching of curriculum content.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Davenport

Carol Davenport

Director, NUSTEM, Northumbria University, UK
Carol runs an outreach and research group at Northumbria University called NUSTEM. NUSTEM works with around 50 schools in the North East of England to broaden career aspirations and support children and young people to choose a STEM career. They also include families and teachers... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
Chadwick Chadwick LT
  11-19

3:30pm GMT

Mendeleev, Man & his Matrix T113
A costumed Mendeleev will describe his creation of the Periodic Table, its development and varied layouts, many unusual. Tested ideas from 30 classroom years will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Woods

Gordon Woods

"aka Mendeleev"
Gordon Woods is a frequent contributor to School Science Review, most recently SSR 359 81-88 about H.G.J.Moseley. Chemistry teacher of the year 1993 for his novel ideas. Collector of Periodic Tables. Ran Scienceshirts for 33 years, always exhibiting at ASE Annual Conference... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
Maths 103
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

Frontier Science: Semiconductor Optoelectronics for Biological Sensing T114
Optical techniques are widely used for diagnostics in clinical settings, however the majority of optical bio-sensing and imaging techniques use large and expensive systems which are often complex to operate. Advances in microelectronics and optoelectronics allows the miniaturization of many of these techniques into so called Lab-on-a-chip devices, which tend to be portable, simple to use and low cost.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
IS

Ian Sandall

University of Liverpool


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

4:00pm GMT

Schools' Exhibition - Afternoon session S36
Teachers from all schools and colleges are invited to bring a display of their science class work - either a specific project or a range of ideas. All teachers presenting a display get a FREE day at the ASE Annual Conference, email nicola@seventhcorner.co.uk for more details or to book a display space.

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 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
CTL Foyer

4:00pm GMT

“I’ve changed my mind!” Supporting the development of children’s ideas W94
Children (and indeed adults, as we may well prove during the session) like to be right, and children’s progress with conceptual understanding in science is often hindered by an unwillingness to change their minds. The tendency to hold on to scientifically incorrect ideas, even when they have been shown otherwise, is very strong (Johnston, 2014).
This workshop will explore practical strategies for helping children be comfortable with the idea of being ‘wrong’, and to be confident to change their minds. It will suggest that teachers should be happy with children’s ideas sometimes being scientifically incorrect.
It will demonstrate how linking an idea with evidence enables children to propose a range of possible ideas that may or may not be correct, but have value because they are linked to a piece of established evidence. Working in this way also helps children manage uncertainty and recognise that science is not black and white, and cannot always explain everything. 




Speakers
avatar for Ali Eley

Ali Eley

Outreach Director, Primary Science Teaching Trust
Alison Eley has been a fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust since 2012. Ali’s teaching career has included being a science subject leader in primary schools in Somerset and South West London, working in Initial Teacher Education as a senior lecturer in primary science at... Read More →
avatar for Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

Senior Lecturer, St Mary's University


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall S10
  Primary

4:00pm GMT

Science & the World Around Us: Science and Global Learning W92
This workshop introduces science in a global context, focusing on the concern for environmental sustainability and the diversity of cultural contributions to science.

Speakers
JW

Jason Ward

Liverpool World Centre


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm GMT
Rendall S3
  Primary
 
Saturday, January 6
 

9:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Loss of Control in Heavy Alcohol Consumption T124
I will discuss how loss of control is a key issue in the development and maintenance of heavy drinking. Factors which might lead to the loss of control include internal (stress and arousal) as well as environmental (exposure to alcohol-related cues). Strategies to reduce drinking will also be considered.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andy Jones

Dr Andy Jones

Institute of Psychology, Health and Society - University of Liverpool
Talk to me about addiction or psychology in general!


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTH C

9:30am GMT

Power for the World: Investigation for understanding and application W101
Come along to this hands-on session to discover for yourself why this and many other Practical Action's STEM challenges are proving so popular in schools practicalaction.org/STEM

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting

Exhibitors
JB

Julie Brown

Practical Action
Practical Action is an innovative international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems – made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTL 2
  11-19

10:00am GMT

'When I grow up I want to be....' T129
Teacher resources to help with career choice pathways. Need STEM work experience for years 9/10? EDT can sort it, and your students will gain a nationally recognise Industrial Cadets accreditation too!

Speakers
SH

Susan Harris

EDT Director of Central Programmes, The Engineering Development Trust (EDT)


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Maths Forsyth

10:00am GMT

Virtual Reality in the Science Classroom S34
From diving in a submarine to polar science, learn how virtual reality can provide an exciting and engaging ‘real STEM’ context to your curriculum delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Digital Explorer
Educator and expedition-leader, Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop recognised the need to narrow the gap between science and his students. In 2004, he began experimenting with the use of technology in the classroom to find ways to spark his pupils’ imaginations. By 2007, he founded Digital Explorer... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Digital Explorer

Digital Explorer

Digital Explorer
Digital Explorer designs and runs STEM and Global Citizenship education programmes, which make use of virtual exchange, live broadcast and virtual reality. These technologies create classroom encounters that widen young people’s world view. Learning is further underpinned by an... Read More →



Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Chadwick Rotbalt LT
  11-19  FE & Skills  Primary

10:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Mental Health - drugs and the scientific method T130
Recreational drug use is seen at higher levels in those with poor mental health than in the general population. But understanding what this means is much more challenging. Do these drugs increase the risk of poor mental health, are people using drugs to self-medicate, or do other factors influence both? I will discuss the challenges of trying to conduct this research, and new methods being used to try and untangle these issues.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am GMT
CTH D

10:35am GMT

CANCELLED Practical Action in the Classroom W108
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this session has been cancelled. Kathryn Horan will still be leading her other sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Horan

Kathryn Horan

Teacher, Science Leader & Independent Consultant, That Science Lady
I'm a primary teacher (currently teaching in Year 5), science leader and independent consultant based in West Yorkshire. In my work as a consultant I write materials for teachers, plan and deliver CPD and support schools to improve their science teaching and learning. I'm also a PSQM... Read More →

Exhibitors
JB

Julie Brown

Practical Action
Practical Action is an innovative international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems – made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am GMT
Rendall S6
  Primary

10:35am GMT

CANCELLED: Engineering Innovations: 100 Years of RAF W149
Due to illness, this session has been cancelled.

As part of the RAF centenary celebrations, the Royal Academy of Engineering have been working with the RAF to create a hands-on STEM box for primary schools.

Take part in some of the activities from the box and receive a free resource box for your school.
Limited to 40 spaces.  

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Academy of Engineering

Royal Academy of Engineering

Royal Air Force
As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am GMT
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw
  Primary

11:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Molecular Cages - The Hole Story T139
Porous materials are important in applications such as separations and gas storage, for example, the capture of greenhouse gases or the removal of harmful contaminants. Our research is centred around one class of these - porous organic cages. These cages are individual molecules containing an internal, permanent hole which is accessible through windows. Unlike other porous materials which are often large frameworks, the individual nature of these cages makes them soluble. The fact that these cages are soluble means that we can direct their assembly into larger 3D structures, and by changing their shape, we can also change the assembled structure - like molecular Lego! This assembly forms connected channels, making the materials porous - in fact, as little as one gram of cage can have the same surface area of 7 tennis courts! Using examples from our research, we will show how these cages can be computationally designed, how they are made, and how they can be used in a range of real-world applications. For example, we are investigating the use of our cages in the capture and separation of gases (for example xenon, which is used in medical imaging and anaesthesia, and hazardous radioisotopes which can be released into the environment via nuclear accidents), and porous liquids - a new counter-intuitive material comprising a liquid with holes! We can also modify our cages for the removal of formaldehyde which causes cancer, leukaemia, asthma and reproductive problems.

Proposers
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University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
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Dr Becky Greenaway

University of Liverpool


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm GMT
CTH D

12:30pm GMT

Frontier Science: Monohedral Disk Dissection (pizza cutting) T146
A tiling of a shape is a way of splitting the shape into smaller shapes. If the smaller shapes are all the same, the tiling is called monohedral. We will present new monohedral tilings of the disk. This talk is suitable for a general audience.

Proposers
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University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
DJ

Dr Joel Haddley

Department of Mathematical Sciences - University of Liverpool


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm GMT
CTH D

2:00pm GMT

Frontier Science: Oceanography - From Microbes to Global Climate T148
Photosynthesis is vital to Earth’s climate, extracting CO2 from the atmosphere as plants grow, and producing oxygen. Of the total amount of photosynthesis on our planet, half of it occurs in plants that grow in the ocean – but what are these plants, and what challenges do they have to overcome compared to their terrestrial counterparts?

Proposers
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University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
PJ

Professor Jon Sharples

Professor of Ocean Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm GMT
CTH D

2:00pm GMT

EBM for Under-18s Workshop W127
How can you teach students to assess health claims effectively? Come to this session to discuss new ideas and find out more.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19

2:30pm GMT

Primary School STEM Career Awareness T98
How using STEM professionals, pupils carried out scientific research in the mainstream primary curriculum, raising science capital and showing how many careers need scientific skills

Speakers
EC

Emma Crisell

Emma Crisell
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Terry Kirk

Member of ASE's H&S Group, funNY science
funNY science works to show students of all ages how much fun and relevence there is in studying STEM subjects, whether they want to be scientists and engineers or shop assistants and care workers. STEM is for everyone!!


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall LT5
  Primary

2:30pm GMT

SunSpaceArt S32
The SunSpaceArt project (sunspaceart.org), led by Dr Helen Mason (Cambridge University, STFC PE Fellow) brings together scientists and professional artists to work with primary schools (at KS2).

The STFC funded SunSpaceArt project takes scientists and artists into schools to work with upper primary and lower secondary school children. Through these creative activities, the children have produced impressive, original, imaginative and beautiful art that communicates a deeper understanding of the Sun, solar system and 'Our Place in the Universe'. I shall be joined at the ASE by the Artist and ESERO Space Ambassador, Helen Schell.

Speakers
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Dr Helen E. Mason

Reader in Solar Physics, University of Cambridge
Dr Helen Mason leads the STFC funded 'SunSpaceArt' project, a team of visual artists and scientists who run workshops in schools (upper primary and lower secondary). The aim is to ignite the children's imagination and to produce creative art work, which reinforces their science learning... Read More →
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Helen Schell

Artist & ESERO-UK Space Ambassador, Helen Schell
‘The Human Spaceship – I believe art and science must collaborate for humanity to fully understand that we live in a space-faring society and will witness the most astounding change in ‘being-human’ through astronomy and space exploration in the 21st century.’ Children... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall LT7
  Primary

3:35pm GMT

CANCELLED Scientist of the Week T141
Due to illness, this session has been cancelled.

Our whole-school primary project changed children's perceptions of scientists. Find out how we did it and how you can do it too.

Speakers
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Joe Shimwell

NUSTEM Science Outreach Specialist: Early Years and Primary, Think Physics


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm GMT
Rendall LT3
  Primary

3:35pm GMT

Do You Celebrate Local Science & Engineering Heroes? W111
The session will focus on the Life of James Joule who was born exactly 200 years ago in 1818. He seldom gets his due profile even in his home territory of Greater Manchester. We hope others will share what they do to showcase their local hero.

Speakers
DW

David Ward

Greater Manchester STEM Centre


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm GMT
Rendall S11
  Primary