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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

Cognitive Load in Science REPEATED I02
What is Cognitive Load Theory (CLT), why is it so important, and how can it be applied to the Science Classroom?

In January Professor Dylan Wiliam tweeted that “…Cognitive Load Theory is the single most important thing for teachers to know". This session explains the principles of CLT and shows how an understanding of how CLT can be used to improve teaching and learning in Science.

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 →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am GMT
Rendall LT4

11:20am GMT

Simple Experiments in a Complex World I10
Simple and little known chemistry experiments are shown that allow the students to discover experimentally and enquiry-based chemical principles and to gain deep insight into our complex world.

Speakers
avatar for Klemens Koch

Klemens Koch

Pedagogical University Bern


Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm GMT
Rendall LT3
  Post-16

4:15pm GMT

MASCIL I24
Aspects of Inquiry based learning (IBL)  can be traced back many years in some countries. However, despite considerable support for IBL approaches in some jurisdictions, uptake of IBL has been slow. In Europe, following the Ricard Report (2008), there has been a renewed emphasis on IBL and considerable funding for a range of projects aimed at promoting the use of IBL. The Maths and Science for Life (Mascil) Project is one of these projects. At the core of the project is a Professional Development (PD) 'Toolkit' aimed at supporting teachers in developing their use of IBL approaches in authentic contexts linked to the 'World of Work'.
This session will draw on research linked to the Mascil project concerning the attitudes, beliefs and practices of science teachers in examining some of the contestations in the field of IBL and the barriers to progress. It will also examine the different ways in which the Mascil model of PD has been utilised, reflecting its emphasis on participants taking ownership and the development of professional learning communities . The materials developed through the project will be drawn on in the session and are freely available to use. They can be accessed at: http://www.mascil-project.eu

Speakers
avatar for Pete Sorensen

Pete Sorensen

University of Nottingham
I have been working in education for about 38 years now, the first half mainly as a secondary school science teacher and manager and the second as a lecturer in higher education institutions. I am currently a Lecturer in Education at the University of Nottingham, with key responsibilities... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 4:15pm - 5:10pm GMT
Rendall LT8
 
Thursday, January 4
 

9:30am GMT

Can Technology Help Students to Learn Science at Primary School? T17
What is sound? How to keep my tea warm? With our complete and easy-to-use Primary Science Teaching Set, pupils use temperature, light and sound sensors to carry out simple science investigations and explore the world around them.

Proposers
avatar for Ton Ellermeijer

Ton Ellermeijer

Director, CMA
- use of technology in science education - modeling environment - teacher preparation - datalogging

Speakers
EK

Ewa Kedzierska

General manager, CMA Amsterdam


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Maths 105
  Primary

10:30am GMT

Quest for Speed REPEATED W06
Highlighting selected Frederiksen lab manuals, we will investigate acceleration and speed: From Galileo’s inclined plane – over free fall, conservation of momentum, the speed of sound, and  supersonic speeds – to finally measuring the speed of light.
Instead of Galileo’s water clock, we use electronic timers and an oscilloscope as our stopwatch.

Speakers
avatar for Henning Schou

Henning Schou

Science Product Developer, Timstar / Frederiksen Scientific
1982: M.Sc. nuclear physics / 1983-2007: Teaching physics and math at a Danish high school / 2007: Joined Frederiksen Scienetific, first as a product manager, now working as developer. As a developer my aim is to contribute to Frederiksen's range of affordable, high quality physics... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

Timstar
Established in 1970, Timstar is an expert in its field and part of the highly successful Wall Family Group of companies. The company is a leading global supplier of high-quality science equipment, resources and inspiring modern environments for the effective teaching of Biology, Chemistry... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am GMT
Chadwick Chadwick LT
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Create Engagement in Science Learning T19
In Finland inquiry-based science education is a solution to students' declining interest and engagement in science learning this problem. Two narratives of PDs during two PD-projects.

Speakers
avatar for Tea Kantola

Tea Kantola

Lecturer, Teacher education, Viikki Teacher Training School of University of Helsinki
avatar for Ari MyllyviIta

Ari MyllyviIta

Lecturer, University of Helsinki
Author, Book writer - the first editable high school chemistry e-book in the world.ICT, social media and e-mentoring specialist.Creator of the biggest chemistry teachers´ network (CoP) in Finland.


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Maths 1st Floor PC

11:00am GMT

CREST Awards for Secondary W11
How can I use open-ended science investigations to develop my students' scientific thinking and transferable skills?
CREST projects inspire and engage students in real world science whilst helping them to develop problem solving, decision making and confidence in STEM. In this hands-on session, find out how easy it is to get started using CREST, try some activities and discuss the impact on students of all abilities.
* Find out how to get started using CREST Awards in your school and register for a free account on our new online platform
* Try out some of the activities from our latest free project resources 
* Explore the evidence for the impact of CREST on students, schools and teachers
* Discuss how CREST projects can be used to engage students of all abilities and interests from CREST Discovery level all the way to Gold level

The CREST Awards scheme is the British Science Association’s flagship programme for young people, around 40’000 students in the UK gain CREST Awards every year. It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for STEM project work (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5-to-19-year olds.

Speakers
JD

Jane Dowden

British Science Association


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall S9
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Questioning in the Science Classroom T16
Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee. The session will look at different types of questioning and how they can be used in the Science classroom. This will include a discussion of questions used to address misconceptions; to elicit knowledge and to develop understanding. We will also consider synoptic questions. We will look at what makes a good question and have a go at writing some too!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Longshaw

Sarah Longshaw

ASE Field Officer North East England, Independent Consultant, Sarah Longshaw
I am a former head of science and now lead the Cheshire & Wirral Science Learning Partnership & Computing Hub. I am science subject lead for the Cheshire East SCITT and ASE Field Officer for the North. After 20 years+ in the classroom (with experience at all stages!) I am now enjoying... 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 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room

12:00pm GMT

Using Inquiry Science to Build Language for Students whose First Language is not English T164
The session will utilize a Learning Cycle format as the participants are engaged in the phenomena of “how a skewer can go through a balloon without popping it.” This phenomena will be explored through participants interacting with balloons and skewers to try to replicate the phenomena.  A physical model will be built using participants to show the structure of the balloon and how this phenomena is possible. All four language modalities will be utilized and accentuated in the teaching to show explicit connections to science learning. Explicit connections on shifting social language to academic language through a scaffolded process will be modeled.   Participants will have an opportunity to learn the concept of the structure of matter (DCI) with appropriate academic vocabulary strategies. The activity will also show the connection to using models (SEP) as well as Cause and Effect (CCC) to show the 3D nature of the lesson.  Finally, adaptations for different ELD levels will be discussed. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr David Crowther

Dr David Crowther

Presenter / Sponsor / USED, David Crowther
Dr. David T Crowther is a Professor of Science Education and the Executive Director of the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. David is also the President of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Dr. Crowther received his PhD... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for NSTA (National Science Teaching Assocation in America)

NSTA (National Science Teaching Assocation in America)

NSTA
The National Science Teachers Association, founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is an association of science teachers in the United States and is the largest organization of science teachers worldwide.


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Rendall S3
  11-19

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

New Free Primary Science Materials and other resources from Spacelink W153
Six new Primary Science lesson resources aligned with the KS2 science curriculum, which are Space based.   The materials will be a free resource.  Details of our other Primary focussed projects such as our Hangouts project and our 2018 Get Space Day will also be discussed. See http://spacelink.org

Speakers
avatar for Robert Coombes

Robert Coombes

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR - Robert Coombes, Spacelink
Spacelink Learning Foundation is a not-for-profit, private-sector UK registered charity, dedicated to inspiring young people to take STEM subjects though the exciting medium of SPACE. ALL of our resources and events are FREE!SEE our presentation "Space Scientists in your Classroom... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Maths 103
  Primary

12:00pm GMT

Questions: The heart of science REPEATED W14
Science is about asking questions, from Early Years to Universities and beyond. Questioning is therefore a vital part of teaching science, especially when teaching ‘Working Scientifically’. The children asking questions is fantastic, but how we answer them and support them through the topic really makes a difference. Science should be all about finding out, not about learning facts, and children should be encouraged to wonder and then supported in their efforts to find out the answer (for themselves ideally). Children also shouldn’t be told the answer to anything they ask (well some things they ask), teachers should be using open questions to lead children to the answer.

Encouraging the children to be the ones to ask (and then answer!) questions is a daunting task if Science is not your best subject. But these questions and the subsequent investigations are vital to improving childrens scientific thinking, moving them away from a world of being told about the world around them to one where they work it out for themselves using sound reasoning and logic.

Our objectives for this questioning training course:

  • Increase teachers’ confidence in incorporating scientific thinking into lessons.

  • Support practitioners with using questioning to develop scientific thinking.

  • Highlight characteristics of effective science based activities and lessons.

  • Confront teachers’ own issues with science and how it may affect their delivery of these activities.

  • Give practitioners practice at planning science based activities with the existing resources in their own classroom.


Speakers
MS

Matt Stanford

Primary Practicals


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

2:00pm GMT

Oceans in the KS3-4 Science Curriculum W155
Take a peek at a brand new film told through the eyes of a teenage girl, using live action and animation (with film related snacks on offer). Try out some new learning resources developed especially for KS3-4 taking young people into the wild to learn about the science behind ocean sustainbility. Created by the Marine Stewardship Council, this session explores the science of sustainable fishing as an area of scientific interest for teachers, and trials a couple of new, practical-learning materials that will help science teachers embed ocean sustainability into their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Jones and Rosalyn Bilbrough

Kate Jones and Rosalyn Bilbrough

Education consultants, Marine Stewardship Council
Speaker Rosalyn Bilbrough wrote MSC’s new film for young people aged 11-15 years alongside science specialists at MSC in London and across Europe. Rosalyn has written education films, resources and story books for Comic Relief, Fairtrade Foundation and the MSC for the past 17... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Rendall S11
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Workshop on Pedagogical Content Knowledge on questioning T36
Workshop on integrating subject knowledge with questioning. It is both research and experience based. Active with many ideas, some novel.
  1. Flexible workshop format i.e. participants can choose how much time to spend on each activity.
  2. Work with one or two others to increase ideas and applications
  3. Uses innovative methods and traditional methods of questioning, linking data to flexible teaching
  4. Links personal subject knowledge to classroom knowledge through questioning for learning
  5. Focuses on formative learning for the teacher in a realistic context

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 →
JS

Jude Sanders

Hibernia College


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Rendall S9
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

CREST Primary: From star to superstar W26
CREST Primary: from Star to SuperStar W26
CREST projects give children the chance to participate in hands-on science and solve real-life STEM challenges through enquiry-based learning. Come and join us to try some of our brand-new resources, find out how easy it is to get started using CREST and discuss how to integrate it into your teaching.

* Find out how to get started using CREST Awards in your school and register for a free account on our new online platform
* Try out some of the activities from our latest free project resources 
* Explore the evidence for the impact of CREST on students, schools and teachers
* Discuss how CREST projects can be used to engage students of all abilities and interests from CREST Star at KS1 to SuperStar and Discovery at KS2

The CREST Awards scheme is the British Science Association’s flagship programme for young people, around 40’000 students in the UK gain CREST Awards every year. It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for STEM project work (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5-to-19-year olds.

Speakers
JD

Jane Dowden

British Science Association


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Harold Wilson
  Primary

2:30pm GMT

Quest for Speed REPEATED W144
Highlighting selected Frederiksen lab manuals, we will investigate acceleration and speed: From Galileo’s inclined plane – over free fall, conservation of momentum, the speed of sound, and  supersonic speeds – to finally measuring the speed of light.
Instead of Galileo’s water clock, we use electronic timers and an oscilloscope as our stopwatch.

Proposers
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

Timstar
Established in 1970, Timstar is an expert in its field and part of the highly successful Wall Family Group of companies. The company is a leading global supplier of high-quality science equipment, resources and inspiring modern environments for the effective teaching of Biology, Chemistry... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Henning Schou

Henning Schou

Science Product Developer, Timstar / Frederiksen Scientific
1982: M.Sc. nuclear physics / 1983-2007: Teaching physics and math at a Danish high school / 2007: Joined Frederiksen Scienetific, first as a product manager, now working as developer. As a developer my aim is to contribute to Frederiksen's range of affordable, high quality physics... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Chadwick Rotbalt LT
  11-19

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

3:30pm GMT

'Do we have to draw a bar chart, Miss?' REPEATED W36
Are your children stuck in a rut when presenting their findings? Can they choose appropriate recording methods for different data and types of enquiry? Come and explore different ways to present findings from enquiries. Think about how to support your children with developing independence in this area.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Lawrence

Liz Lawrence

Advisory Teacher, BDSIP
Chair of ASE Futures - if you are involved in supporting teachers at any stage of their career ask me about this PSQM Senior Hub leader


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room
  Primary
 
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

The Cambridge Colleges’ Physics Experience: a widening participation project T163
For whom: teachers YY7-13; university liaison officers
Key themes: Widening Participation; Areas of deprivation; Girls into physics.
Since 2010, the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge has presented this Widening Participation opportunity to several thousand secondary pupils. The target audience for the project is schools which have low rates of progression to HE, as located by use of the POLAR 3 participation survey. The talk will demonstrate some of the activities used and will present data on the effectiveness of the programme in influencing young people’s views of Physics and its place among their perceived career options.
 
Presenters:   Steve Martin and Jacob Butler, Outreach Office, Cavendish Lab, University of Cambridge

Speakers
SM

Steve Martin

Cavendish Lab


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Chadwick Chadwick LT
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Child-led Enquiry: What does it look like in practice? W50
What does good child-led enquiry look like in practice? This very practical workshop addresses the nature and place of child-led enquiry and explores the critical role of the teacher in facilitating it. This workshop is supported by the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

Speakers
RC

rufus cooper

rufus cooper
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 →


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

11:00am GMT

What should a Penguin Take on a Holiday to Spain? W51
Explore the idea of mastery in primary science and how it can be implemented into the teaching, learning and assessment process.

Speakers
avatar for Fiona Killick

Fiona Killick

Senior Lecturer Primary Science Education, St Mary's University, Twickenham
Awe and Wonder Learning Outside of the Classroom Raising the profile of primary science in schools Assessing deep learning in primary science Science through stories
avatar for Amy Strachan

Amy Strachan

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science, St Marys University Twickenham
Famous ScientistsGlobal LearningAwe and wonder


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall S5
  Primary

11:30am GMT

Threshold Concepts and the Space in Between: Applying research to every day practice T81
Threshold concepts are challenging, “troublesome” concepts that, once mastered, enable students to develop a new (or transformed) understanding, and to make connections that were previously inaccessible. I wanted to identify the stumbling blocks in KS4 Structure and Bonding that hold students back from developing a deeper understanding.
Using misconceptions literature, I identified and compiled a list of tricky concepts, and I aimed to identify the true threshold concepts via teaching and assessment.
I'll demonstrate how you can integrate research ideas, including Misconceptions literature and Cognitive Science, into everyday practice without significantly veering off-piste. Via my usual assessment activities, I identified "hurdles" and "bottlenecks" that prevent students fully understanding a topic.

I'll also talk about how and why I think spaced practice might help students to move from "mimicry" (giving the correct answers to questions, without fully-developed understanding) to "mastery. 

Speakers
avatar for Niki Kaiser

Niki Kaiser

Chemistry Teacher & Research Lead, Notre Dame High School, Norwich
Niki Kaiser is a teacher and Research Lead. Prior to becoming a teacher, she carried out post-doctoral research in Marine Biogeochemistry, and Niki has combined her interest in research with her love for teaching in a number of ways.She started Journal Clubs for students and colleagues... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm GMT
Maths 105
  11-19

12:05pm GMT

A World of Choices for Child-led Enquiry W66
Using a Smart Pickings approach to working scientifically. Still enjoying the challenge of how to approach child-led enquiry in the primary classroom? The opportunities are great! We'll explore the use of Smart Pickings as a stimulus for learning working scientifically and review the ways in which teachers manage the variety of questions children raise. Come and share your ideas with the University of Manchester's SEERIH team and pick up others too!

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Bianchi

Lynne Bianchi

Director, Science & Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub (SEERIH), The University of Manchester
Primary Science & Engineering Education. Professional Development & Learning. Thinking Skills & Personal Capabilities. Teacher Leadership. Great Science Share


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm GMT
Rendall LT5
  Primary

1:00pm GMT

Students’ Learning in Biology: To what extent do they understand concepts on inheritance, evolution and genetics? S35
In Biology, topics on inheritance, evolution and genetics often present considerable difficulties for students to achieve good conceptual understanding. Achieving understanding in science at the conceptual and functional levels is a worthwhile goal for students in school science. Work done in the author’s research group suggests that one way to obtain a better appreciation of students’ understanding on inheritance is to expose students to a hands-on enrichment program that focuses on inheritance at a science centre. Also, to better appreciate students’ understanding of evolution and genetics is to leverage on approaches commonly used in the educational psychology literature - for example, appending a confidence scale to two- tier multiple choice questions on these topics can provide valuable insights on not only how students perform in such tests but also allows for the extraction of a suite of quantitative measures related to the metacognitive aspects of learning as well. The presentation will focus on these and other aspects, and would be illustrated with suitable examples from the topics of inheritance at upper primary level as well as evolution and genetics at the high school level.

Speakers
avatar for R. Subramaniam

R. Subramaniam

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Dr R. Subramaniam is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has previously held the administrative appointments of Associate Dean (Educational Research) and Associate Dean (Graduate Academic Programs) at the... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT
Maths Forsyth
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Quest for Speed REPEATED W145
Highlighting selected Frederiksen lab manuals, we will investigate acceleration and speed: From Galileo’s inclined plane – over free fall, conservation of momentum, the speed of sound, and  supersonic speeds – to finally measuring the speed of light.
Instead of Galileo’s water clock, we use electronic timers and an oscilloscope as our stopwatch.

Proposers
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

Timstar
Established in 1970, Timstar is an expert in its field and part of the highly successful Wall Family Group of companies. The company is a leading global supplier of high-quality science equipment, resources and inspiring modern environments for the effective teaching of Biology, Chemistry... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Henning Schou

Henning Schou

Science Product Developer, Timstar / Frederiksen Scientific
1982: M.Sc. nuclear physics / 1983-2007: Teaching physics and math at a Danish high school / 2007: Joined Frederiksen Scienetific, first as a product manager, now working as developer. As a developer my aim is to contribute to Frederiksen's range of affordable, high quality physics... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Chadwick Chadwick LT
  11-19

2:50pm GMT

Working Scientifically - what's the point? W81
Challenge your understanding of the purpose of ‘working scientifically’ activities, and reflect how they can be used to promote progression in skills, knowledge and attitudes.

Our aim is to 'challenge' your thinking using:

- bubbles

- Earth, wind and fire

- Margarine

Speakers
avatar for Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

Senior Lecturer, St Mary's University
avatar for Amy Strachan

Amy Strachan

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science, St Marys University Twickenham
Famous ScientistsGlobal LearningAwe and wonder


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm GMT
Rendall S8
  Primary

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

Using Mathematics to Enhance Scientific Enquiry W90
This practical session demonstrates how mathematics can enrich science learning. Discover inquiry-based investigations taken from KS1, LKS2 and UKS2 and link ‘Working Scientifically’ to appropriate key mathematical concepts and skills. See how science can help assessment of mathematical mastery.

Speakers
AG

April Goode

April Goode
avatar for Andy Markwick

Andy Markwick

Science Education Consultant, University College London
I am a science consultant with a keen interest in developing links to outdoor learning, mathematics and English. My work with primary and secondary colleagues focuses upon creating a curriculum and lessons that are imaginative and fun to teach and learn. I provide many unique resources... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall LT4
  Primary

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
 
Saturday, January 6
 

10:00am GMT

10 x your teaching T118
Warning! This session can seriously harm your beliefs.

"Should I assume my Year 7 students know KS2 science - or start from scratch? "
Principle 1: Assess before you teach

"My students can't figure out which physics formulas to use in exams. What can I do"?
Principle 2: Think like an expert

"Students do lots of examples after I explain concepts, but some never get it. Is there a better way?"' Principle 3: Practise like a performer

"I prefer videos and PowerPoints to textbooks, but are they any better for learning?"
Principle 4: Don't overload the brain

Understanding these principles can multiply your effectiveness in the classroom. Join me in a highly interactive session: take part in simulated experiments and discuss the implications of (mostly ignored) learning research.

Bring your own opinions.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Sherborne

Tony Sherborne

CEO, Mastery Science Ltd
An academically successful but completely off-putting science education showed me what to avoid and motivated me to save others from the same fate. As a teacher I never had enough time to create the curriculum I wanted. Science upd8 and its successors come close to the kind of science... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Maths Proudman
  11-19

10:35am GMT

'Do we have to draw a bar chart, Miss?' REPEATED W112
Are your children stuck in a rut when presenting their findings? Can they choose appropriate recording methods for different data and types of enquiry? Come and explore different ways to present findings from enquiries. Think about how to support your children with developing independence in this area.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Lawrence

Liz Lawrence

Advisory Teacher, BDSIP
Chair of ASE Futures - if you are involved in supporting teachers at any stage of their career ask me about this PSQM Senior Hub leader


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am GMT
Rendall S9
  Primary

10:35am GMT

Exploring Primary Practical Work W106
An inspiring and practical session looking at engaging children in the five enquiry types of the working scientifically part of the National Curriculum.

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Dagnell

Sarah Dagnell

Professional Development Leader - Primary, STEM Learning
The world has always fascinated me. So science naturally became my favourite subject as a primary teacher. I want children to be as curious as me and question why things happen. Currently, I continue to work as a primary teacher and science co-ordinator as well as working as... Read More →

Exhibitors
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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 →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am GMT
Rendall S5
  Primary

11:00am GMT

Working Scientifically in KS4 (&3) W114
This session will explore how Working Scientifically skills in the GCSE specifications can be used to plan effective lessons both at KS4 and at KS3.  The required practicals shouldn't simply be seen as standalone activities which have to be gone through as a matter of compliance but rather as opportunities to develop a range of skills and ideas.  To an increasing extent this is becoming a vehicle for presenting process and content as two sides of the same coin - both for teaching and for assessment purposes.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting

Exhibitors
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Collins

Collins
Visit the Collins stand to see how we’re helping you meet the challenges of the science curriculum with engaging and supportive primary, secondary, international and revision resources. Find out what’s new, see how our online learning platform Collins Connect can help you deliver... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19

11:40am GMT

Questions: The heart of science REPEATED W119
Science is about asking questions, from Early Years to Universities and beyond. Questioning is therefore a vital part of teaching science, especially when teaching ‘Working Scientifically’. The children asking questions is fantastic, but how we answer them and support them through the topic really makes a difference. Science should be all about finding out, not about learning facts, and children should be encouraged to wonder and then supported in their efforts to find out the answer (for themselves ideally). Children also shouldn’t be told the answer to anything they ask (well some things they ask), teachers should be using open questions to lead children to the answer.

Encouraging the children to be the ones to ask (and then answer!) questions is a daunting task if Science is not your best subject. But these questions and the subsequent investigations are vital to improving childrens scientific thinking, moving them away from a world of being told about the world around them to one where they work it out for themselves using sound reasoning and logic.

Our objectives for this questioning training course:

  • Increase teachers’ confidence in incorporating scientific thinking into lessons.

  • Support practitioners with using questioning to develop scientific thinking.

  • Highlight characteristics of effective science based activities and lessons.

  • Confront teachers’ own issues with science and how it may affect their delivery of these activities.

  • Give practitioners practice at planning science based activities with the existing resources in their own classroom.


Speakers
MS

Matt Stanford

Primary Practicals


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rendall S1
  Primary

11:40am GMT

TAPS Practical and Focused Assessment W120
The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project has developed focused assessment activities, with assessment indicators for Working Scientifically, to support teacher judgement.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Sarah Earle

Dr Sarah Earle

Primary Science Lecturer, Bath Spa University
avatar for Alison Trew

Alison Trew

PSTT Area Mentor and Website Resources Developer, Primary Science Teaching Trust
PSTT Area Mentor (South West) and Website Resources Developer.Project Lead for PSTT project: Introducing cutting-edge research to primary children through I bet you didn't know... articles.Responsible for PSTT online resources: Floorbooks & Air Pollution Research.Associate Lecturer... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rendall S4
  Primary

2:00pm GMT

Space Science to Enthuse your Learners W148
How can you use space science to teach a variety of scientific concepts.  From KS2 to KS4 space can ignite the passion for science in your learners.  Resources and lessons ideas to teach topics including heat transfer, pressure, osmosis, balancing equations and many more. Plus exciting demonstrations and experiments that students of all ages can enjoy.

Speakers
CM

Caroline Molyneux

Deputy HeadteacherSharples School


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths G03
  11-19  Primary

2:30pm GMT

Putting the D in STEM W131
Scientific enquiries and the application of scientific knowledge are important elements in the design phase of many D&T projects. Find out how to make meaningful links which meet the curriculum requirements of both subjects

Speakers
avatar for Liz Lawrence

Liz Lawrence

Advisory Teacher, BDSIP
Chair of ASE Futures - if you are involved in supporting teachers at any stage of their career ask me about this PSQM Senior Hub leader


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall LT4
  Primary

3:35pm GMT

Developing Scientific Skills Through the Key Stages T157
A year 3 to 8 curriculum: Resources to support primary school teachers in delivering the national curriculum in science. Showing the progression in skills from KS2 to KS3. Resources to support KS3 Science teachers in building on the primary school science skills linking to the new specification GCSE skills requirements.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm GMT
Rendall LT1
  11-19  Primary