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Wednesday, January 3
 

10:20am GMT

Difficult Ideas in Chemistry REPEATED I05
Difficult ideas in Chemistry

Particles which do not change amidst change, burning which builds up oxides, the funny pH scale, reaction rates - how do we approach these difficult ideas?

  • We explore some of the barriers to understanding our chemical environment, starting with those particles which do not change even though things burn, grow, rot and evaporate around us.
  • Then we examine the process of burning which is a constructive process with energy stored in the fuel/oxygen system (no energy is stored in food or fuels!).
  • The gaseous oxides of combustion are acidic and the solid ashes are alkaline, but what is this strange pH scale?
  • And why do slow reactions get so much faster as the temperature rises – a 10 degree rise in temperature often doubles the rate? (Think of the time it takes milk to go sour – 8 days in the ‘fridge at 4 degrees, 4 days in a cool house at 14 degrees, 2 days in a warm house at 24 and a day at 34 degrees.)
My talk will be exemplified by reactions we see in everyday life, and I will suggest ideas for helping students understand the underlying chemistry.
Attached is a draft of the PowerPoint I will use - the final version will be available after the conference.
About Keith Ross
I started teaching science in school on VSO in India after a metallurgy degree at Oxford. After a year in industry I made teaching my career, first in secondary schools in Birmingham and Leicestershire, then for 3 years in Nigeria. I was deeply inspired by Clive Sutton during a Master's in Education at Leicester University and was involved with some of the early challenges made to the science national curriculum by Ros Driver and colleagues.
In1980 I moved to teacher education at what became the University of Gloucestershire at Cheltenham. I began by working with students from Africa on A level chemistry teaching. Later I became the science tutor for the GITEP post graduate secondary teacher education project and the book “Teaching Secondary Science” now in its 4th edition was the outcome. Today’s talk is based on chapter 14 - 'Difficult ideas in Chemistry'.
In 2007-8 I worked with primary teachers in a college of education in Pakistan, and more recently, retired and living in the South West of France, I have been helping to develop chemistry videos for Fuseschool.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Ross

Keith Ross

Retired secondary teacher / teacher educator, Science Issues
I started teaching science in school on VSO in India after a metallurgy degree at Oxford. After a year in industry I made teaching my career, first in secondary schools in Birmingham and Leicestershire, then for 3 years in Nigeria. I was deeply inspired by Clive Sutton during a Master's... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am GMT
Rendall S6
  11-19

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

10:20am GMT

Science Meets English REPEATED I03
This session explores a creative, link-learning approach to teaching science by weaving imaginative and inspiring English activities throughout a unit of work.

We will share a couple of chapters from our 'Science Meets English' publication which utilises a cross-curricular approach to teaching science. It explores creative ways to link science and English in activities that are mutually beneficial to both subjects. The aim being to excite children’s curiosity and allow them to develop their scientific conceptual understanding whilst also improving their literary skills. This link-learning approach allows teachers and children to spend more time on activities, gives a real sense of purpose, develops further opportunities for working scientifically and explores science within real life contexts.

Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, ASE Primary Committee, Primary Science Editorial Board, PSQM SLT, University of Hertfordshire
Areas of Interest:Drama and ScienceArt and ScienceScience and EnglishAssessment for LearningI worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Hiscock

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultant, Primary Science Education Consultancy Ltd


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am GMT
Rendall S11
  Primary

2:15pm GMT

Why Don’t you Enjoy HEC? I14
Do you know "Kasetsu", Hypothesis-Experiment Class?
In this session, we will present a concrete method and theory on how HEC enables students to engage in learning science concepts with unique teaching materials indispensable to HEC. The majority of students exposed to HEC evaluate the class as FUN!  Regardless of when, where, and by whom it is carried out.
   Attractive Classbooks in various fields (starting with mechanics and physics) have been developed and utilized in all grades from primary education to university liberal arts education.
   Please come and see what HEC is through one of the typical Classbooks "Objects and their Weight". This Classbook is usually carried out in classes of 8-14 years-old. We will also show some of the real class records at primary schools in Japan. 


Speakers
avatar for Haruhiko FUNAHASHI

Haruhiko FUNAHASHI

Professor, ILAS, Kyoto University
I have a background in experimental particle physics. My interests are in introductory education in physics. I am in charge of physics lectures for non-science majors, mainly freshman, and a lecture of science teachers certificate course. In both lectures, from different viewpoints... Read More →
avatar for Tomoko Hasegawa

Tomoko Hasegawa

Junior High School Teacher in Tokyo, Hanaho Junior high school
I am interested in teaching introductory physics through HEC(Hypothesis- Experiment- class) method. It is my life work as a teacher of science. Because pupil comes to join the discussion to the result of the experiment and enjoy thinking together. Through that experiments, most pupils... Read More →
avatar for Mariko Kobayashi

Mariko Kobayashi

Manager of the translation and publication committee, Association for Studies in Hypothesis-Experiment Class
I have taught science at junior high schools in Japan for 30years. I also have worked as a secretariat of a translation and publication committee of ASHEC for 10years.Last summer, I released an iOS app "If You Could See an Atom " in Japanese-English. My colleagues and I will introduce... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm GMT
Rendall S10
  11-19

2:15pm GMT

Concepts Frameworks in IB Sciences I19
The review of the IB Diploma sciences is underway starting with Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The new courses will be fundamentally different to all previous iterations with a move away from a content focused experience toward a concept driven curriculum augmented by the skills which underpin understanding in science. These skills include collaboration and team work as well as an understanding of causality and complexity. The presentation will demonstrate the thinking underlying the changes, illustrated with interactive examples from the new Biology curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Corry Blades

Corry Blades

Senior Strand Manager for Science and Mathematics, International Baccalaureate
I have been working at the International Baccalaureate for the last five years in the Acadmic Department on curriculum design, development and innovation for the Diploma Programme. In addition I manage the alignment between the primary, middle years and diploma programme in science... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm GMT
Rendall LT2
  Post-16

2:15pm GMT

Squelch! Bang! Ooh! The transformative potential of children’s non-fiction REPEATED I18
A look at how lyrical nonfiction texts for children can be used to capture the imagination of young learners in Year 4-6 Science classrooms.

Speakers
ZA

Zahra Amlani

Knightsbridge Prep School


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm GMT
Rendall LT1
  Primary

3:15pm GMT

Introducing Dynamics by 'HEC' I23
Why not come along to find fun in our dynamics class? This is based on Japanese leaning theory Hypothesis-Experiment Class (HEC).

Speakers
avatar for Koji Tsukamoto

Koji Tsukamoto

Professor, Chiba Institute of Science
I had taught physics in High Schools for about 30 years and am a professor of science education at Chiba Institute of Science in Japan. I also engaged a lot of enjoyable science lecture for public. I hope to introduce enjoyable science class.


Wednesday January 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:10pm GMT
Rendall S10

3:15pm GMT

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

Speakers
avatar for Georgina Greaves

Georgina Greaves

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


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

9:30am GMT

Difficult Ideas in Chemistry REPEATED T162
Difficult ideas in Chemistry

Particles which do not change amidst change, burning which builds up oxides, the funny pH scale, reaction rates - how do we approach these difficult ideas?

  • We explore some of the barriers to understanding our chemical environment, starting with those particles which do not change even though things burn, grow, rot and evaporate around us.
  • Then we examine the process of burning which is a constructive process with energy stored in the fuel/oxygen system (no energy is stored in food or fuels!).
  • The gaseous oxides of combustion are acidic and the solid ashes are alkaline, but what is this strange pH scale?
  • And why do slow reactions get so much faster as the temperature rises – a 10 degree rise in temperature often doubles the rate? (Think of the time it takes milk to go sour – 8 days in the ‘fridge at 4 degrees, 4 days in a cool house at 14 degrees, 2 days in a warm house at 24 and a day at 34 degrees.)
My talk will be exemplified by reactions we see in everyday life, and I will suggest ideas for helping students understand the underlying chemistry.
Attached is a draft of the PowerPoint I will use - the final version will be available after the conference.
About Keith Ross
I started teaching science in school on VSO in India after a metallurgy degree at Oxford. After a year in industry I made teaching my career, first in secondary schools in Birmingham and Leicestershire, then for 3 years in Nigeria. I was deeply inspired by Clive Sutton during a Master's in Education at Leicester University and was involved with some of the early challenges made to the science national curriculum by Ros Driver and colleagues.
In1980 I moved to teacher education at what became the University of Gloucestershire at Cheltenham. I began by working with students from Africa on A level chemistry teaching. Later I became the science tutor for the GITEP post graduate secondary teacher education project and the book “Teaching Secondary Science” now in its 4th edition was the outcome. Today’s talk is based on chapter 14 - 'Difficult ideas in Chemistry'.
In 2007-8 I worked with primary teachers in a college of education in Pakistan, and more recently, retired and living in the South West of France, I have been helping to develop chemistry videos for Fuseschool.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Ross

Keith Ross

Retired secondary teacher / teacher educator, Science Issues
I started teaching science in school on VSO in India after a metallurgy degree at Oxford. After a year in industry I made teaching my career, first in secondary schools in Birmingham and Leicestershire, then for 3 years in Nigeria. I was deeply inspired by Clive Sutton during a Master's... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Rendall LT5
  11-19

9:30am GMT

RAF 100 T03
The Institute of Physics is working with the Historical Association on an educational project for the centenary of the Royal Air Force.  This workshop will allow teachers to investigate the STEM activities that form part of the project.
 The RAF100 Schools Project is a national scheme that uses the story of the RAF to explore concepts in both history and physics.
The project offers teachers and students an excellent opportunity to investigate how history and physics are interlinked, showing how human need has driven scientific developments in areas such as computing, radar and navigation. At the same time it will show how physics can be instrumental to humanitarian efforts such as disaster relief. All this has shaped our society in the past – and will continue to do so in the future.
As well as a series of events for teachers and pupils around the UK in 2018, we are offering this set of eight STEM activities, primarily for Years 8 to 10.  These are all downloadable and use simple, cheap materials.  They are linked to a competition for schools.  Schools can sign up at: http://raf100schools.org.uk

Speakers
TR

T R Bonella

Institute of Physics


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Chadwick Barkla LT
  11-19

9:30am GMT

Physics Students’ Graph Comprehension D01
To explain the interpretation and understanding of use of algebraic graph to solve kinematics graphs

Speakers
IP

Itumeleng Phage

Postgraduate student, Central University of Technology, Free State
Would like to learn on Physics Education


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Maths 103
  Post-16

10:00am GMT

ASE Secondary Science Guide - Launch S01
Come along and hear about the new edition of this exciting new publication written by teachers, researchers and teacher trainers from our membership. Edited by Judith Hillier and Indira Banner, this key publication will help all members engage with innovative and informative ideas from science education, designed to support and raise science teaching to an outstanding level in our schools and colleges.

Proposers
avatar for Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

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

Speakers
DI

Dr Indira Banner

Leeds University
avatar for Judith Hillier

Judith Hillier

Editor, ASE

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 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Guild of Students Library
  11-19

10:30am GMT

Teaching with Pace and Challenge T10
Planning for and managing pace and challenge is absolutely essential if all students are to make good progress. This session encourages teachers to reflect on their practice and to consider how they can enhance their lessons through effective planning and using simple strategies to monitor progress and actively manage challenge.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Reece

Martin Reece

School Advisor, Independent
After having taught for 15 years in secondary schools, I worked for Northamptonshire LA as a school advisor for a number of years and for the past six years have worked for myself. I work for a wide range of partners and organisations including STEM Learning, AQA, Hodder and ASCL... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Sherman

Stuart Sherman

Advisor, Potential Works Ltd
I am a freelance education consultant, currently mainly engaged as a as an Accelerating Secondary Progress Lead the Central South Consortium and Pembrokeshire Local Authorities in Wales. In this role I work with Local Authority officers, along with teachers and leaders in secondary... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am GMT
Rendall S6
  11-19

10:30am GMT

The National Survey of Practical Work in Science T08
A report on the findings of the second year of staff survey on practical work in science in England and Scotland funded by the Gatsby foundation and run by Durham University

Speakers
avatar for Professor Vanessa Kind

Professor Vanessa Kind

Professor of Education, University of Durham


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

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

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

11:00am GMT

Bioinformatics in the Classroom W12
In this session we will demonstrate how you can bring bioinformatics activities into the classroom using free resources from the website www.yourgenome.org. These resources are suitable for A-level students.
This will be a workshop that walks the participants through the activities and gives them the opportunity to try out each activity. Three activities will be show cased:
Function Finders BLAST: an activity where a DNA sequence is translated into a protein sequence which can be used to search the UNIPROT database.
MRSA gene hunt – use a flash-based app to compare the genes of two strains of Staphylcoccus aureus bacteria
BRAF and COSMIC – an activity where students have to identify a cancer mutation from DNA sequence data and find out more about it on the COSMIC database

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Gale

Francesca Gale

Education Development Lead, Welcome Sanger Institiute
I am the Education Development Lead at the Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. I am responsible for the education programme on and off campus. I work with scientists to develop engaging resources for school students... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm GMT
CTL 2
  Post-16

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

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

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

12:00pm GMT

Science Meets English REPEATED T23
This session explores a creative, link-learning approach to teaching science by weaving imaginative and inspiring English activities throughout a unit of work.

Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, ASE Primary Committee, Primary Science Editorial Board, PSQM SLT, University of Hertfordshire
Areas of Interest:Drama and ScienceArt and ScienceScience and EnglishAssessment for LearningI worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Hiscock

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultant, Primary Science Education Consultancy Ltd


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Maths G03
  Primary

12:00pm GMT

Johnny Ball book signing
Grab your copy of "Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical" from the ASE Booksales in the Exhbition Marquee and get it signed by Johnny Ball. We all remember him inspiring us as children so now is your chance to meet him and share his ideas with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Ball

Johnny Ball

Johnny has been entertaining for 60 years, 12 in Stand Up, 50 in TV, 35 in education.He is best known for his award winning TV shows, of which he wrote and presented 20 Series including Think of a Number, Think Again - BBC TV, Johnny Ball Reveals All - ITV which inspired a generation... Read More →



Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm GMT
Exhibition Marquee
  Free Exhibition Session

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

12:30pm GMT

Teaching Students with SEND T30
*** Moved to Maths 104 ***

Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee. This session will empower teachers of students with SEN by providing a range of teaching ideas and strategies to use in the classroom.

Until recently Rob worked as a deputy head in a small special school academy in Nottinghamshire where he taught science to GCSE level.  Rob is now a freelance education & science teaching consultant.  Rob is also a chartered science teacher and a member of the ASE's 11-19 committee.
Rob's workshop will serve as an introduction to the most common specific learning difficulties encountered in the secondary classroom.  Rob will share strategies that can be used to bring about learning, engagement and student retention that have been tried and tested in his own lessons in over 20 years of working with SEN students.

This workshop is aimed at teachers of KS3 & 4.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Butler CSciTeach

Rob Butler CSciTeach

ASE Field Officer, ASE
ASE Field Officer (Midlands). Ex-special school senior leader & Science teacher. Chartered Science teacher & ASE activist. Derby Science Learning Partnership. Science Council

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 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Maths G02
  11-19

1:00pm GMT

CANCELLED ASE President's Address: Engineering in Education S17
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this session has been cancelled.

Danielle George continues as ASE President and is working with us to support engineering in science teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Danielle George

Professor Danielle George

President, The Association for Science Education
Danielle George is a Professor in Microwave Communication Engineering and is the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Danielle completed her BSc in Astrophysics and MSc in Radio Astronomy at The Victoria University of Manchester based... 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 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT
CTH A

2:00pm GMT

Getting the Best Out of SEND Learners in Science T39 CANCELLED
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this session has been cancelled.

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

2:00pm GMT

Unconscious Bias and Its Effect in the Classroom T35
For more than 30 years, uptake of A-level physics among girls has remained at around 20%. Previous research from the IOP has shown that this 20% comes from certain schools and that schools that achieve a good gender balance in physics achieve a good gender balance in other subjects, suggesting that the problem isn’t with girls or physics - whole school environment makes a difference. 
The latest project from the IOP has trialled interventions that looked at how bias and stereotyping could be addressed in a school environment as well how lower confidence of girls could be addressed. The project shows promising results with the number of girls taking A level physics in targeted schools trebling. This workshop looks at what unconscious bias is, how it affects the classroom and what teachers can do about it.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Rowson

Jessica Rowson

Gender Balance Manager/Development Coach, Institute of Physics
Jessica Rowson is the Gender Balance Manager Pre-19 for the Institute of Physics, responsible for managing projects that look at the barriers faced by girls when deciding whether to continue to study physics at A-level, and what active steps can be taken to redress the imbalance... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Chadwick Barkla LT
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Cards for A2/Y13 Organic Chemistry W22
Activities to help students recognise organic compounds and link reactions. Challenging and fun!

Speakers
HS

Hazel Shirley

Retired Chemistry Teacher


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths G03
  Post-16

2:00pm GMT

Playing with Protons T40
Discover how the Large Hadron Collider at CERN can be used to engage, enthuse and excite your pupils about science!

This session will provide primary school teachers with practical ideas about how the LHC can be used to teach different aspects on the primary curriculum with a focus on 'working scientifically'. CERN and the LHC are inspirational for children (and adults) of all ages. They provide an excellent vehicle for; showing that science is collaborative; demonstrating how scientific ideas have changed over time and modelling how scientific evidence has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

In addition this session will show how Particle Physics can be taught in primary schools in a relevant, engaging and meaningful way. 
 

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths Proudman
  Primary

2:00pm GMT

Comprehending Texts & Acquiring Language in Science W24
Reading is key skill for independent learning in STEM subjects. This session demonstrates effective cooperative teaching strategies to boost students' ability to read and learn from scientific texts and acquire and apply subject-specific vocabulary.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Rogers CSciTeach

Ben Rogers CSciTeach

Director of Curriculum & Pedagogy, Paradigm Trust
Please talk to me about pedagogy, cognitive science and curriculum. I've taught primary and secondary science. I also like boardgames. Author of 'Big Ideas in Physics and How to Teach Them'
avatar for Naomi Hennah

Naomi Hennah

Teacher, Chemistry Education Research Group
The awardees of the inaugural Education Research Fellowship (ERF) scheme present their research:Robert Campbell: Evaluate “flipped learning” approaches to GCSE practical work.Joanna Haywood: Evaluation of the use of British Sign Language to support the learning of Chemistry.Susan... Read More →
avatar for Jakob Werdelin

Jakob Werdelin

CEO, Werdelin Education
Ms Naomi Hennah (@MrsHennah) and I are presenting our workshop on reading and oracy in science. If you want to effectively combine the acquisition and application of subject-specific vocabulary with enquiry and higher level thinking - not to mention the complex communication and collaboration... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall S3
  11-19

2:30pm GMT

Using Positive Psychology in the Classroom T42
Positive Psychology uses current research methods and ideas to boost performance by concentrating on individuals wellbeing, strengths, positive emotions, and resilience.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Emery

Steve Emery

IDS Education
Having recently completed a Masters course in Positive Psychology I am keen to share my learnings in a bid to improve well-being of all people . I have a background of inspirational talks and motivation and am using this to help people in schools businesses and individuals to promote... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Instrument Direct Services

Instrument Direct Services

IDS Education
IDS Education are passionate about data logging and how it is used within an education context. With over 15 years experience of helping schools get the most out of this technology, we believe we are able to offer the right solutions backed up by a comprehensive support package. With... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Maths 103

3:00pm GMT

The true Wonder of Maths always lies Beyond just Numbers S40
By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny slowly unravels the tale of how humanity built up a knowledge and understanding of shapes, numbers and patterns from ancient times, a story that leads directly to the technological wonderland we live in today. As Galileo said, 'Everything in the universe is written in the language of mathematics', and Wonders Beyond Numbers is your guide to this language.
Mathematics is only one part of this rich and varied tale; we meet many fascinating personalities along the way, such as a mathematician who everyone has heard of but who may not have existed; a Greek philosopher who made so many mistakes that many wanted his books destroyed; a mathematical artist who built the largest masonry dome on earth, which builders had previously declared impossible; a world-renowned painter who discovered mathematics and decided he could no longer stand the sight of a brush; and a philosopher who lost his head, but only after he had died.
Enriched with tales of colourful personalities and remarkable discoveries, there is also plenty of mathematics for keen readers to get stuck into. Written in Johnny Ball's characteristically light-hearted and engaging style, this book is packed with historical insight and mathematical marvels; join Johnny and uncover the wonders found beyond the numbers.

Johnny Ball will be signing copies of his latest book at ASE Booksales in the Exhibition Marquee 12pm-1.30pm on Thursday.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Ball

Johnny Ball

Johnny has been entertaining for 60 years, 12 in Stand Up, 50 in TV, 35 in education.He is best known for his award winning TV shows, of which he wrote and presented 20 Series including Think of a Number, Think Again - BBC TV, Johnny Ball Reveals All - ITV which inspired a generation... Read More →



Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
CTH A

3:00pm GMT

Developing Diagnostic Questions S33
We will discuss examples of diagnostic questions, and suggest ways of developing questions that can provide sound evidence of students’ thinking, within the classroom setting.

Effective teaching requires good evidence of students’ thinking and how it is developing, so that this can inform what you do next.  Diagnostic questions are designed to elicit this evidence.  This session will present and discuss some examples of diagnostic questions written by the presenters, and suggest some ways of developing questions that can provide sound evidence of students’ thinking in ‘real time’, within the classroom setting.

Find out more about the work of the University of York Science Education Group


Speakers
avatar for Professor Robin Millar

Professor Robin Millar

University of York
avatar for Mary Whitehouse

Mary Whitehouse

Chair, ASE
Mary Whitehouse is Immediate Past Chair of the ASE and a physics educator with experience in school, in university, and in international contexts. She is an honorary fellow in the University of York Science Education Group which has an international reputation for its research and... 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.
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 LT7
  11-19

3:30pm GMT

CANCELLED Engaging through the History and Philosophy of Science T51
From evolution to entropy, scientific ideas have fascinating histories and coneptual roots. Explore how the history and philosophy of science can bring new life to a huge range of topics.

Speakers
avatar for Dr James Stark

Dr James Stark

Academic Fellow in Medical Humanities, University of Leeds
I am a historian of science, technology and medicine, doing original research and teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students. As a graduate in Natural Sciences, now working as an academic historian, I am passionate about showing the relevance of science for society and... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
Chadwick Barkla LT

3:30pm GMT

Science Teaching: What works? T48
What’s the evidence for what works in the classroom, and what are the implications for teaching?

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Naylor

Stuart Naylor

Independent Consultant, Millgate House Education

Exhibitors
avatar for ASE & Millgate House Book Sales

ASE & Millgate House Book Sales

Managing Director, ASE
All ASE members receive 50% off ASE published books from the ASE and Millgate House, and 15% off all other products when ordering via our website. The member discount is applied at checkout but you must be logged in before you checkout for the discount to be applied.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Library

3:30pm GMT

The Teenage Brain W42 CANCELLED
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
JD

Janinne Delorenzo

Senior Lecturer, University of Worcester
JD

Janinne Delorenzo

Senior Lecturer, University of Worcester, Institute of Education


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
TBA
  11-19

3:30pm GMT

BERG: Early Years pictorial fiction books and learning science. Identifying the potential for an emerging biology T49
Discuss what our research found about using pictorial story books in learning science in the early years and find out the methods we used.

Speakers
avatar for CASTME

CASTME

Dr Lady Tunnicliffe
CASTME links science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators across the Commonwealth.  It has a UK-based board of trustees, with regional groups in Africa, Asia, and Europe.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
Rendall S10
  Primary

3:30pm GMT

Reasons to Reason in Primary Science and Mathematics W37
Speakers
AC

Alan Cross

University of Manchester


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Harold Wilson

4:00pm GMT

CANCELLED Physics Education Research: The Highlights! T58
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
avatar for James de Winter

James de Winter

Lecturer in Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
I am PGCE Physics Tutor at the Faculty of Education in Cambridge and lead the physics research network for the Ogden Trust. I am also a member of the Physics Education Research group at the University of Uppsala, Sweden where l am researching the developing professional identity of... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall LT2
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

CANCELLED Retaining Not Re-teaching in GCSE T55
Due to illness, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter Consultancy Services
Tracey is an independent secondary science consultant.  Prior to this, Tracey taught science for 10 years before becoming a consultant in two local authorities.  She currently works closely with STEM Learning as a Triple Science Advisor and as Regional Development Lead, supporting... Read More →

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 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall S11
  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

4:00pm GMT

Space as a Context for Studying STEM in the Post-16 classroom T54
The European Space Education Resource Office in the UK supports teachers to use space as an engaging topics for the study of STEM. In this session we will discuss how space science research, carried out in the UK, can be bought into the classroom to engage post-16 students in STEM.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Manager of European Space Education Resource Office-UK, STEM Learning
avatar for Tom Lyons

Tom Lyons

Teacher Fellow, ESERO-UK
Tom is the ESERO-UK Teacher Fellow, based at the National STEM Learning Centre, York. He works with teachers to use space as a context in STEM subjects from primary up to post-16. Tom has a degree in Physics and a Masters in Space Science. He has been a satellite engineer, with Airbus... Read More →

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 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Maths G03
  Post-16

4:00pm GMT

FE TeachMeet S08
Join other FE practitioners to share quick, top tips. Email nicola@seventhcorner.co.uk if you want to have a 5-minute slot to present your best teaching resource or idea.

You can attend this informal CPD session with a Free Exhibition Entry Only ticket.

Proposers
HR

Helen Roberts

Trustee, ASE

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 4:00pm - 5:30pm GMT
Rendall S1
  Free Exhibition Session  Post-16
 
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

9:15am GMT

Brenda Keogh Lecture: ASE Primary Science Guide - Launch S11
This session marks the launch of the new edition of the ASE's flagship Guide to Primary Science, written by 50 teachers, researchers and teacher trainers from our membership. Edited by Sarah Earle and Natasha Serret, this key publication will help all members engage with innovative and informative ideas designed to support and raise science teaching and learning to an outstanding level in our classrooms. The two editors and several teacher authors will present an overview and selected examples the new edition. Come along to enter into the debate about how ASE supports primary science through our publications.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Sarah Earle

Dr Sarah Earle

Primary Science Lecturer, Bath Spa University
NS

Natasha Serret

Senior lecturer, Nottingham Trent University

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 9:15am - 10:15am GMT
CTH B
  Primary

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

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

9:30am GMT

Flipped Physics Teaching T60
Engage your students outside of the classroom and improve their attainment in A-level Physics.

Speakers
avatar for Lewis Matheson

Lewis Matheson

Director, Physics Online
l run a succesful YouTube channel with hundreds of GCSE and A Level Physics videos used by thousands of students, ideal for flipped learning and revision.


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Maths 103
  Post-16

9:30am GMT

Experiments on Vacuum W43
We would introduce a lesson programme on vacuum. It is developed based on historical research, especially on Otto Guericke, a mayor of Magdeburg.
Our experiments by reprodued Guericke' air pump can be seen on youtube.

Speakers
avatar for Osamu MATSUNO

Osamu MATSUNO

NPO Lactin Institute
Based on it's historical research, we've developed a lesson programme on vacuum. We would like make people happy by showing a series of experiments as Guericke did. We are going to show you our reproduced pump as well.
avatar for Koji Tsukamoto

Koji Tsukamoto

Professor, Chiba Institute of Science
I had taught physics in High Schools for about 30 years and am a professor of science education at Chiba Institute of Science in Japan. I also engaged a lot of enjoyable science lecture for public. I hope to introduce enjoyable science class.


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room

9:30am GMT

Perimeter Institute's How Do Scientists Think? W136
What is special about the way scientists think? Explore classroom activities that gives your students a real sense of what being a scientist is about through hands-on activities. This session relates directly to "Working Scientifically" and will give you the tools to implement the nature of science in your classroom!

Speakers
NC

Nathan Chow

Consultant, Perimeter Institute
GD

Greg Dick

Director of External Relations, Perimeter Institute
Greg Dick is a charismatic education thought leader, author, trailblazing teacher, and passionate advocate of scientific literacy. Since 2007, Greg has served as the Director of Educational Outreach at Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, where... Read More →
avatar for Tonia Williams

Tonia Williams

Perimeter Institute
Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating... Read More →

Exhibitors
TW

Tonia Williams

Educational Outreach Programme Manager, Perimeter Institute


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
CTL 5

10:00am GMT

Improving Science & Health Education with the e-Bug Resources W47
This session will demonstrate the e-Bug educational resources around hygiene, infection and antibiotics, and how e-Bug can assist teachers in their science and PSHE teaching.

Find out how to make hand washing and infection prevention education fun!

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Hayes

Catherine Hayes

Public Health England
e-Bug is an exciting, fun and free health education resource for teachers and school aged children that makes learning about microbes, antibiotic resistance, and the spread, treatment and prevention of infection fun and accessible for all.The lesson plans can be used in biology and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Catherine Hayes

Catherine Hayes

Public Health England
e-Bug is an exciting, fun and free health education resource for teachers and school aged children that makes learning about microbes, antibiotic resistance, and the spread, treatment and prevention of infection fun and accessible for all.The lesson plans can be used in biology and... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
CTH 4

11:00am GMT

Teach the Language. Improve the Learning REPEATED W63
Jargon is the major barrier to pupils' enjoyment of Science - this interactive session will show how language can be used to improve understanding and grades.

Speakers
avatar for William Hirst

William Hirst

Word Games for Science, William's Word Games
My memories of A'level must have planted the seed that Science is a foreign language as the teachers used words I did not understand, and was afraid to ask. When teaching, I used word games and puzzles to integrate language development into my lessons, and found pupils understanding... Read More →

Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Harold Wilson
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Making Machines Simple W56
This is an interactive workshop designed to give primary teachers some useful ideas for activities and resources to help children to learn about pulleys, levers, ramps and gears whilsts working scientifically.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Collins

Julie Collins

Science education lecturer, Liverpool Hope University
I am a Initial teacher education tutor at Liverpool Hope University. My background is in secondary science but I have also been involved in Primary teacher Science education for the last eight years.


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall LT4
  Primary

11:00am GMT

Stories into Science in the Early Years W55
This workshop session, suitable for primary science leaders, primary teachers and Early Years practitioners, focuses on using favourite stories and characters as vehicles for motivating scientific enquiry in the Early Years. We will consider how this practice can be applied through primary key stages. Participants will leave with a range of ideas to facilitate meaningful scientific enquiry in their own Early Years settings.

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 →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall S1
  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

Does Paired Mentoring Work? T80
From project to reality - with results! The impact of undergraduates mentoring disadvantaged Year 11 students during their science GCSE exams.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Rachael Sharpe

Dr Rachael Sharpe

Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln
Dr Rachael Sharpe, a qualified secondary physics teacher, joined the School of Education atthe University of Lincoln as a Senior Lecturer. Prior to this she undertook her doctorate atthe University of York where she also worked on undergraduate programmes. Rachael isnow the Programme... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm GMT
Chadwick Chadwick LT
  11-19

12:00pm GMT

Twenty Years after “Beyond 2000”: What does the future hold for the science curriculum? – A view from Salters S14
In 1998, the Nuffield Foundation funded report Beyond 2000 was published. Written and edited by Robin Millar and Jonathan Osborne, it proved to be exceptionally influential. It crystallized issues about the function and audience for school science and led to a major shift in the science National Curriculum. Twenty years later, what is its legacy and is there any longer room for its vision of scientific literacy for all? What do we now think should be the purpose of school science and who should decide such questions? The lecture will reflect on these issues with particular reference to the work of the Salters’ Institute, which is celebrating its Centenary in 2018.

Proposers
avatar for Audrey Strong

Audrey Strong

Institute Manager, Salters' Institute
The Salters’ Institute plays a major role in the support of chemistry teaching, the encouragement of young people to pursue careers in the UK chemical industries, and the promotion of chemical education including the whole area of curriculum development. The Institute’s core... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Reiss

Michael Reiss

Michael Jonathan Reiss
Michael Reiss was brought up in London and read Natural Sciences at Cambridge. As an undergraduate he was fortunate enough to meet Jenny Chapman, to whom he has been married since 1982, and together they have written school and university ecology textbooks. Michael is Professor of... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Salters' Institute

Salters' Institute

Booth: DS26
The Salters' Institute aims to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences amongst the young and to encourage careers in the teaching of chemistry and in the UK chemical and allied industries.


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
CTH B

12:00pm GMT

Wellcome Trust Teachers' Lunch 12-1pm S13
Practising teacher, teacher trainer or technician? Join us for a free lunch on Friday 5 January and find out how Wellcome supports science teaching. Once you have registered as a delegate for the Conference, you can book a  place at the lunch:  https://teacherslunch2018.eventbrite.co.uk
There are two sittings to choose from:
12:00 – 13:00
and
13:00 – 14:00

Proposers
avatar for Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust
Sponsors of the Teachers' Reception Friday lunchtime. 12.00 - 1.00 or 1.00 - 2.00 Come and hear about current research Wellcome have supported and find out how we support continuing professional development via the National STEM Learning Centre and Project ENTHUSE. Register to... Read More →

Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Stanley Theatre

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

12:05pm GMT

Science Through Stories T84
Learn how to weave science and English together to form the centre of your curriculum and teach your children to be science storytellers.
Follow: @MrSpottle


Speakers
avatar for Jules Pottle

Jules Pottle

Trainer/ Primary Science Specialist, Storytelling Schools
I am a primary science specialist teacher and literacy consultant. My area of expertise is in using stories and storytelling in science. I have written a book called 'Science Through Stories' with Chris Smith and I am writing two more, due out next year. I am a PSTT College Fellow... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm GMT
Rendall LT1
  Primary

12:05pm GMT

The PSQM's New Structure T85
In September 2017, the Primary Science Quality Mark launched three brand new awards following  rigorous evaluation – just like the PSQM process!  If your school is thinking about gaining or renewing a PSQM  award, or you are interested in becoming a PSQM hub leader,  come to this session to find out about these exciting changes, the reasons behind them and the impact they are having on schools. 

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Nice

Melissa Nice

PSQM Administrator, Primary Science Quality Mark
I currently work as the marketing and admin assistant at Primary Science Quality Mark based at the University of Hertfordshire. You can come talk to me about the process of PSQM, how it works and how you can start the process.
avatar for Bryony Turford

Bryony Turford

Primary Science Consultant, Primary Science Geeks
As a freelance Primary Science Consultant working with children and teachers mainly in Yorkshire and the Humber I am delighted to be attending the ASE South East Asia conference as a speaker and delegate.I am passionate about empowering teachers and children to work scientifically... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm GMT
Rendall LT8
  Primary

12:05pm GMT

Developing Young Scientists T86
Primary science should inspire children and foster their natural curiosity. Harnessing this curiosity involves providing opportunities for children to ask questions, explore, observe, test things out and find answers to questions. Exploring what it means to be a scientist engages and excites pupils especially when they are discovering answers to their own questions.  In this session we will explore ideas and practical activities which give children the opportunity to ask questions and develop their scientific skills. We will also share a booklet we have created to support teachers with this. 

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Jackson

Charlotte Jackson

Teaching and learning adviser for science, Herts for Learning

Exhibitors
avatar for Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning
Herts for Learning is a not for profit education company, delivering education and business services, resources and products. We passionately believe that every young person, through access to a great education, should be able to realise their potential, regardless of where they... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:35pm GMT
Rendall LT7
  Primary

1:00pm GMT

Wellcome Trust Teachers' Lunch 1-2pm S13
Practising teacher, teacher trainer or technician? Join us for a free lunch on Friday 5 January and find out how Wellcome supports science teaching. Once you have registered as a delegate for the Conference, you can book a  place at the lunch:  https://teacherslunch2018.eventbrite.co.uk
There are two sittings to choose from:
12:00 – 13:00
and
13:00 – 14:00

Proposers
avatar for Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust
Sponsors of the Teachers' Reception Friday lunchtime. 12.00 - 1.00 or 1.00 - 2.00 Come and hear about current research Wellcome have supported and find out how we support continuing professional development via the National STEM Learning Centre and Project ENTHUSE. Register to... Read More →

Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Stanley Theatre

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

1:00pm GMT

Enjoy Mathematics & Science W72
I will introduce mathematics and science materials to show the nature of universe using index number (exponential growth) using Prezi animation.

My graduate students, Mr. Kageyama, Taiki and Mr. Imamura, Yoshitaka will help my presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Prof Minoru Itoh

Prof Minoru Itoh

Dean of Graduate School of Science Education, Tokyo University of Science
I will try to introduce current Japanese mathematics and science education for enhancing children motivation to concern about the nature of phenomena around us, for example, the size of the Universe. How teachers can apply mathematics to science using materials which I developed digital... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths G03

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

Modelling Integrated in Dutch Physics (Science) Curriculum W74
Modelling of Physics (Science) concepts is currently used in Dutch Physics, Chemistry and Biology Education. Students can create, adapt and simulate with these computer models to increase their knowledge and to prepare themselves for higher education (University). Modelling is a mandatory part of the students’ final exam.

Proposers
avatar for Ton Ellermeijer

Ton Ellermeijer

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

Speakers
avatar for Norbert van Veen

Norbert van Veen

Physics Pedagogy and Robotics, Fons Vitae High School & CMA - Amsterdam
Norbert van Veen, MSc. (male) is a CMA employee concerned with physics education and pedagogy. I am a teacher trainer in the field of robotics, ICT use and physics pedagogy. I also work as a physics and science teacher in Amsterdam. Former activities include working on projects at... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths 1st Floor PC
  11-19

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

2:50pm GMT

Primary Science Homework: A pencil-free approach REPEATED T99
Homework is a controversial issue, not just among teachers but pupils and parents too. In this session, research into the 'lived experience' of setting and doing homework is explored, the distinctive nature of learning in science is discussed and the implications for engaging children in scientific learning at home are considered.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Forster

Colin Forster

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science, University of Gloucestershire
I am endlessly intrigued by questions about the purpose of this thing we call 'education'. Here are some examples of what I like to mull over:What's the point of teaching science in the primary school? Is it to help children remember random facts or to develop their ability to think... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm GMT
Rendall LT1
  Primary

2:50pm GMT

Still Stuck With What to do about Transition? T100
A Greater Manchester approach to primary-secondary-HE collaboration. If you wish to explore the issues you face with smooth transition from primary to secondary school then this workshop aims to allow you time to do so, as well as informing you of an approach being used across 4 different partnerships in Greater Manchester, working with the University of Manchester (SEERIH) to improve and enrich the transition process for all.

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
avatar for Bryony Turford

Bryony Turford

Primary Science Consultant, Primary Science Geeks
As a freelance Primary Science Consultant working with children and teachers mainly in Yorkshire and the Humber I am delighted to be attending the ASE South East Asia conference as a speaker and delegate.I am passionate about empowering teachers and children to work scientifically... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm GMT
Rendall LT2
  Primary

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

3:00pm GMT

Cognitive Load in Science REPEATED W87
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 →


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

3:00pm GMT

Science on Stage S18
Explore some of the best STEM teaching ideas and approaches discovered from our European peers, and be inspired by the UK delegations' experiences in Hungary this summer.
Brought to you by the delegates themselves (made up of UK teachers at primary and secondary level) this session will present a number of the best ideas the UK teachers spotted at Science on Stage. They will show you a range of easy-to-run and inspirational ideas, and explain how they have bought the ideas home to support the UK curriculum.
Find out how you could represent the best of UK's science teaching as part of this Europe-wide festival in 2019.
There will be plenty of time for Q+A at the end. Please do visit the Schools' Exhibition in the morning, or straight after, for even more ideas and inspiration from Science on Stage UK.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Chambers

Elizabeth Chambers

Schools Engagement officer, The Royal Society
Tw:@ellie_scicomm   Running sessions on our main schemes (Partnership Grants and Young People's Book Prize), our free resources and an introduction to the education work of the Royal Society. Please do contact the team at education@royalsociety.org if you would like to know more... Read More →
avatar for Kulvinder Johal

Kulvinder Johal

Science on Stage 2017 - Northbury Primary School
I presented at Science on Stage London 2015 and am now part of the steering committee so was able to attend Science on Stage 2017 in Hungary. Come and chat to me about anything science related. I am currently Assistant head teacher at Northbury Primary School in Barking... Read More →
avatar for David Teasdale

David Teasdale

Teacher of Biology, David Teasdale
Looking forward to sharing ideas for using Slime mould as an experimental organism for use in classrooms with students of all ages, stages and abilities. Thanks to my friends at the Royal Society for inviting me to speak about the ideas they saw me present at the Science on Stage... Read More →



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

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

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

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

Resources to Support Early Career Teachers W89
Work with STEM Learning’s Science Specialist to explore resources and ideas to help you develop inspiring lessons.  This session explores hand-picked resources and ideas to support meeting the Teacher Standards.  We'll also get hands-on with a range of gadgets and gizmos for inspirational teacher and explore the science behind them.  There are so many engaging toys which are great for teaching science concepts.  You'll take away a whole raft of ideas for engaging lessons.

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
KH

Karen Hornby

Science specialist, STEM Learning
I am a Science Specialist for the National STEM Learning Centre and I'm mainly responsible for providing science expertise across all aspects of the Centre’s work, curriculum/resource development, quality assurance and assessment. I have twelve years’ experience as a secondary... Read More →

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 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

Creativity and Science W96
Creative scientists are able to think and adapt to the unknown world ahead - how can we nurture these essential skills in our classrooms?

Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, ASE Primary Committee, Primary Science Editorial Board, PSQM SLT, University of Hertfordshire
Areas of Interest:Drama and ScienceArt and ScienceScience and EnglishAssessment for LearningI worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed... Read More →
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 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall S11
  Primary

4:00pm GMT

Dialogic Teaching in Primary Science T120
This session shares recent research of dialogic teaching in primary initial teacher education which revealed the potential to enhance primary science teaching and learning. Find out about teaching approaches and activities that have the potential to promote dialogism in your science lessons!

Speakers
avatar for Jude Penny

Jude Penny

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science Education, University of Gloucestershire
After many years leading science in an East London KS 2 school, I joined the science team at the University of Gloucestershire in 2010 , teaching primary science on the undergraduate and post graduate programmes . As well as primary science , my interests and passions lie with Philosophy... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall LT3
  Primary

4:00pm GMT

Getting the Best from Explorify REPEATED W91
Explorify’s simple but high quality and visual activities spark curiosity, and support scientific thinking in primary pupils. Find out how to get the most from Explorify, a totally free resource of low preparation, creative science activities for primary school learning. In this interactive workshop, you are invited to try out some of the activities and strategies, and learn how
Explorify can help you and your colleagues to:
  • broaden and deepen science teaching and learning
  • develop skills to think scientifically
  • assess pupils' learning
  • engage all your learners. 
Find out more about Explorify - from a simple introduction to an experienced teacher's view.




Speakers
avatar for Louise Stubberfield

Louise Stubberfield

Programme Manager, Wellcome Trust
I am the programme manager for Primary Science at Wellcome. This includes Explorify - our free resource of engaging, creative science activities for primary school learning that has been designed to stimulate curiosity, discussion and debate.

Sponsors
avatar for Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust
Sponsors of the Teachers' Reception Friday lunchtime. 12.00 - 1.00 or 1.00 - 2.00 Come and hear about current research Wellcome have supported and find out how we support continuing professional development via the National STEM Learning Centre and Project ENTHUSE. Register to... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall S6
  Primary

4:00pm GMT

Making it Stick : ideas to help children learn technical vocabulary W152
The correct use of the correct terms helps children describe and explain their findings in science. However it can take a long time to learn this technical vocabulary. This workshop offers ideas to help teach this.


Speakers
avatar for Eleanor Atkinson

Eleanor Atkinson

Primary science consultant, Primarily Science


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall S7
  Primary

4:00pm GMT

Science or History? Try both! T96
Blend science and history when teaching the Stone Age through to the Saxons with free resources from the Wellcome Genome Campus. Suitable for KS2.
In this session we will describe how we developed an innovative primary school programme blending together genetics and archaeology, bringing to life changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Anglo-Saxons whilst applying techniques to work scientifically.
We will talk about the Strands of Time programme and showcase free resources and activities that can be used in the classroom to introduce the concept of bioarchaeology, extracting DNA from ancient remains to find out more about people and animals from past times. This is a fun and effective way to blend together elements from the history and science curriculum for Key Stage 2 students.
Resources include:
  • “Code crackers” – decode a DNA code to find out what it does in animals.
  • “Recreate a face” – use DNA data from an Iron Age and Anglo Saxon skeletons to discover what they looked like!
  • “Ancient belongings” -  discover what we can learn from the past from objects left behind
  • “Fantastic flints” – identify prehistoric flint tools and make your own from a bar of soap.
Teachers will receive a free USB with a resource pack

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Gale

Francesca Gale

Education Development Lead, Welcome Sanger Institiute
I am the Education Development Lead at the Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. I am responsible for the education programme on and off campus. I work with scientists to develop engaging resources for school students... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Gilmore

Rebecca Gilmore

Exhibition Curator, Wellcome Genome Campus
I am the Exhibition Curator at the Wellcome Genome Campus. I develop the programme of exhibitions and related events staged at the campus, and support collaborative projects between researchers and creative practitioners. With a background in history, and in particular the social... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall S8
  Primary

4:00pm GMT

ASE TeachMeet S21
An informal and enjoyable gathering of those curious about teaching and learning. Anyone can share great ideas they've trialled in their classrooms, a teaching resource they love, a great website, a classroom activity - whatever you like! You can ask questions or simply turn up to soak up all the great ideas and enthusiasm. It is about being engaged and inspired by our immediate colleague.

Please email Frances Evans <francesevans@ase.org.uk> to book in a slot to share your idea.

You can attend this TeachMeet with a Free Exhibition Entry Only ticket.

Speakers
avatar for Frances Evans

Frances Evans

Field Officer, ASE

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 - 5:30pm GMT
CTL 5
  11-19  Free Exhibition Session
 
Saturday, January 6
 

9:30am GMT

CANCELLED 'What do you mean, write a whole page?' T122
Due to ill health this session has been cancelled.

Why is it that when students enter a science classroom, the scope of their written ability instantly shrinks? Continuous writing exceeding six lines seems an impossibility. This session will explore creative ways to get your students writing in science. We will also introduce you to the Young Scientists Journal, ysjournal.com, the World's only journal written, edited and entirely produced by 12 - 20 year-olds. 

Speakers
RL

Rebecca Lowton

Teacher of Chemistry, Bolton School Boys Division, Young Scientist Journal
I am a teacher of Chemistry and AG&T coordinator at Bolton School Boys' Division with a keen interest in using creativity in the science classroom. I also run the Bolton School Hub of the Young Scientists Journal, which is the World's only journal written, edited and entirely produced... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Maths 103
  11-19

9:30am GMT

EBM for Under 18s: Bad Science and the Science Curriculum T125
Find out more about Evidence Based Medicine and how this links with the science curriculum.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Maths 104
  11-19

9:30am GMT

Student Writing Competition D11
We are launching a competition for a short essay on a Biology topic, the winning entry will be published in our student journal.

Come and talk to us to find out how your students can get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Fabia Allen

Dr Fabia Allen

Lecturer, University of Liverpool
Hi, I am interested in getting students involved in publishing their work. I am setting up a journal for students in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool, and I would also like to promote submissions from college/A-level kids. Come and talk to us to find out... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm GMT
Maths G02
  Post-16

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

10:30am GMT

Philosophy Resources for Science Education W105
Showcasing resources co-produced by the Centre for Science and Philosophy and science teachers, designed to get students thinking deeply about science whilst consolidating curriculum knowledge.

Speakers
LA

Louisa Aldridge

Cabot Learning Federation
EC

Ellie Cripps

University of Bristol
EH

Ellie Hart

University of Bristol
JL

James Ladyman

Professor, University of Bristol


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am GMT
Maths 105

10:30am GMT

Getting the Best Out My Memory S37
Dr. van der Spoel is a chartered psychologist, who specialises in using the mind as an effective tool for life learning. He will talk about how you can learn to balance focus, motivation and study behaviour and ways in that can guide and support you during your exam preparation. The presentation has a significant, but accessible, emphasis on the psychology behind the strategies of learning. You will leave the session not only with the "how" but also with the "why" of effective learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Martijn van der Spoel

Dr Martijn van der Spoel

Director, Glia Learning
Born in the north of the Netherlands, Dr. Martijn van der Spoel grew up in a family of four.  When he was three, his parents started to foster children creating a home environment of young people from diverse backgrounds with evening meals as ‘fertile soil’ for all kinds of... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am GMT
Chadwick Barkla LT

10:35am GMT

CANCELLED The ‘Tough’ Bits: Electricity W110
Due to illness, this session has been cancelled.

Electricity can be tricky to teach. Our understanding can be skewed by misconceptions. In this session, we’ll address those misconceptions and improve your teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Shimwell

Joe Shimwell

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am GMT
Rendall LT4
  Primary

10:35am GMT

Primary Science Homework: A pencil-free approach REPEATED T132
Homework is a controversial issue, not just among teachers but pupils and parents too. In this session, research into the 'lived experience' of setting and doing homework is explored, the distinctive nature of learning in science is discussed and the implications for engaging children in scientific learning at home are considered.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Forster

Colin Forster

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science, University of Gloucestershire
I am endlessly intrigued by questions about the purpose of this thing we call 'education'. Here are some examples of what I like to mull over:What's the point of teaching science in the primary school? Is it to help children remember random facts or to develop their ability to think... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am GMT
Rendall LT1
  Primary

11:30am GMT

Teach the Language. Improve the Learning REPEATED W115
Jargon is the major barrier to pupils' enjoyment of Science - this interactive session will show how language can be used to improve understanding and grades.

Speakers
avatar for William Hirst

William Hirst

Word Games for Science, William's Word Games
My memories of A'level must have planted the seed that Science is a foreign language as the teachers used words I did not understand, and was afraid to ask. When teaching, I used word games and puzzles to integrate language development into my lessons, and found pupils understanding... Read More →

Exhibitors

Saturday January 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room
  11-19

11:40am GMT

Adaptable Animals T142
Techniques and strategies for making teaching about animals more interactive and engaging

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Naylor

Stuart Naylor

Independent Consultant, Millgate House Education

Exhibitors
avatar for ASE & Millgate House Book Sales

ASE & Millgate House Book Sales

Managing Director, ASE
All ASE members receive 50% off ASE published books from the ASE and Millgate House, and 15% off all other products when ordering via our website. The member discount is applied at checkout but you must be logged in before you checkout for the discount to be applied.


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rendall S3
  Primary

11:40am GMT

Engineering in Primary: The principles W118
A hands-on session to explore the trialled and evaluated approaches to primary engineering, as identified by ‘Tinker Tailor Robot Pi’ and subsequent legacy projects.

Speakers
JC

Jon Chippindall

SEERIH The University of Manchester
Jon is a teacher and computing lead at Crumpsall Lane Primary School in Manchester, UK. He is an author of the Barefoot Computing resources and the CAS Regional Outreach Manager for the North West of England. Jon is the PGCE Computing Lead at The University of Manchester and works... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Loughran

Melissa Loughran

STEM Leader, St Edwards CE Academy, Leek
STEM Leader, Middle School Science Teacher, Primary Teacher, University of Manchester Teacher Champion, STEM Learning Facilitator, member of Primary Science Journal Editorial Board and JCB Junior Innovator development team.


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rendall S8
  Primary

11:40am GMT

Getting the Best from Explorify REPEATED W122
Explorify’s simple but high quality and visual activities spark curiosity, and support scientific thinking in primary pupils. Find out how to get the most from Explorify, a totally free resource of low preparation, creative science activities for primary school learning. In this interactive workshop, you are invited to try out some of the activities and strategies, and learn how 
Explorify can help you and your colleagues to:
  • broaden and deepen science teaching and learning
  • develop skills to think scientifically
  • assess pupils' learning
  • engage all your learners.

Find out more about Explorify - from a simple introduction to an experienced teacher's view.

Speakers
avatar for Louise Stubberfield

Louise Stubberfield

Programme Manager, Wellcome Trust
I am the programme manager for Primary Science at Wellcome. This includes Explorify - our free resource of engaging, creative science activities for primary school learning that has been designed to stimulate curiosity, discussion and debate.

Sponsors
avatar for Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust
Sponsors of the Teachers' Reception Friday lunchtime. 12.00 - 1.00 or 1.00 - 2.00 Come and hear about current research Wellcome have supported and find out how we support continuing professional development via the National STEM Learning Centre and Project ENTHUSE. Register to... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rendall LT3
  Primary

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

Squelch! Bang! Ooh! The transformative potential of children’s non-fiction REPEATED T152
A look at how lyrical nonfiction texts for children can be used to capture the imagination of young learners in Year 4-6 Science classrooms.

Speakers
ZA

Zahra Amlani

Knightsbridge Prep School


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rendall LT5
  Primary

11:40am GMT

Think-Universe! S27
Join this workshop and learn how to get involved in a revolutionary, challenging and exciting project on Science Education at KS2 and KS3.

Think Universe! All is one is a short but essential foundation course on the nature of the world and the origins of everything, including ourselves.
Science content
The science content is necessarily wide, but very simple and presented at a coherent and accessible level.
In the first few lessons, pupils embark in an adventure of discovery that starts at the world around us, then explores smaller and smaller components to reach finally the smallest things imaginable: the fundamental building blocks of the Universe. Next, pupils assemble a cosmic timeline, where major milestones such as the Big Bang, the formation of atoms, molecules, stars, planets, living environments and humanity find their places. The timeline is the backbone of the course and also provides a historical sequence from physics to chemistry and finally, biology. The diverse topics in all lessons are closely linked to each other in a coherent and continuous experience.
Teaching methodology
It is a structured questioning method called Question Line, where thinking is at the core of the learning process (Question Line is part of the PhD research by one of us - Shirin Sheikh-Bahai - at the UCL Institute of Education). How are the questioning, thinking and learning connected to each other? What is the relevance of misconceptions? How to make knowledge and ability gaps vanish between pupils coming from a diversity of backgrounds? There is plenty of practical work using optical microscopes, building plasticine models of atomic structure, polystyrene models of simple molecules, developing a physical timeline of the Universe, and so forth.
Training for teachers, science coordinators and science leaders

Both science content and methodology require specific training, which can be done in three twilight teacher masterclasses (adaptable format). One of the main aims of this training is to de-mystify the apparent complexity and difficulty of the science content, by understanding that it is to be kept at a basic conceptual level well away from the higher levels of conventional courses in particle physics, astronomy, biochemistry or evolutionary biology. A science background is not required. Our masterclasses empower teachers and leave them confident for a successful classroom delivery with the additional possibility of becoming teacher trainers themselves.
Getting involved
In this workshop we will present a broad view of the entire project and most important, we will describe how to get involved and trained on science content, Question Line methodology, use of the dedicated teaching equipment and materials and even how to become ambassadors as part of a future nationwide expansion.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Francisco Diego

Dr Francisco Diego

Senior Teaching Fellow / Head of Science at Think Universe!, UCL
Science education and public outreach have been an important part of my scientific and technical careers. I am delighted in contributing my experience and vision, developing the adventurous science content for this revolutionary project. In Think Universe! All is One, we are convinced... Read More →
avatar for Jessika Rabello

Jessika Rabello

IOE- UCL
I am a brazilian Earth Scientist who came to London in 2012 for an MA im Science Education. I then met Ms Sheikh-Bahai and the amazing All is One project, bringing high level science for pupils in primary schools across the city. It is unique to be part of this team and help bring... Read More →
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Anam Mohsin Shaikh

Class Teacher, UCL
I am a primary school teacher who has taken on an active role in the teaching and learning of science. I have participated for the last 5 years in the All is one project in a number of schools. My current position in an academy has allowed me more freedom and flexibility in the teaching... Read More →
avatar for Shirin Sheikh-Baha

Shirin Sheikh-Baha

Researcher, UCL Institute of Education
I am a science educator leading primary science teaching and learning in the Harris Federation academies. Collaborating with a number of the best educational organisations and universities , I promote science education across the schools.My expertise is in the field of physical science... Read More →



Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw
  Primary

12:30pm GMT

Chemistry for All T144
It is recognised that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are underrepresented in Higher Education and in graduate careers, particularly in the sciences.  We will present an account of a longitudinal Chemistry Outreach programme in secondary schools, supported by the RSC, that has been developed specifically for this demographic of learner.

Speakers
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Menna Goodwin

Liverpool John Moores University
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Dr Andrea C. Mallaburn

ITT Partnership Lead/Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education (Chemistry), Liverpool John Moores University
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Linda Seton

Liverpool John Moores University


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Library
  11-19

1:30pm GMT

Primary TeachMeet S30
In this informal sessions teachers have a short slot to share a top tip or inspiring resource from their classroom. Everyone is welcome to come along and present or just pick up some excellent ideas. 

Doing a 2-minute slot at TeachMeet is an excellent way of getting into the excellent network of sharing your ideas with other primary practitioners.

To celebrate the work of primary teachers, The Wellcome Trust is providing a buffet lunch at this TeachMeet.

If you want to present an idea, please email Nicola Beverley <nicbev@live.co.uk> so we can book you in.

You can attend this CPD session with a Free Exhibition Entry Only ticket.

Speakers
avatar for Nicola Beverley

Nicola Beverley

Primary Science Consultant, Nicola Beverley Consultancy Ltd

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.

Sponsors
avatar for Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust
Sponsors of the Teachers' Reception Friday lunchtime. 12.00 - 1.00 or 1.00 - 2.00 Come and hear about current research Wellcome have supported and find out how we support continuing professional development via the National STEM Learning Centre and Project ENTHUSE. Register to... Read More →



Saturday January 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:25pm GMT
Rendall S11
  Free Exhibition Session  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
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Caroline Molyneux

Deputy HeadteacherSharples School


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

2:00pm GMT

Stretch Your A-level Chemists T150
This session aims to support classroom teachers to utilise a range of resources to stretch, challenge and engage your top A-level candidates. Take home resources that you can use immediately your classroom matched to the new specifications.

Speakers
avatar for Penny Robotham

Penny Robotham

The National Mathematics and Science College
A teacher - researcher and active member of the Teacher Action research group PALAVA, I lead on chemistry at the National Mathematics and Science College. I was a lead practictioner for the SSAT on the Practical in Science project and chair the RSC UK Chemistry Olympiad Working P... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With over 50,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths Forsyth
  Post-16

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

Asking Good Questions T147
How do teachers learn to ask good questions in science? This session reports on an innovative research project designed to significantly impact on the practice of new teachers in asking higher order questions in science.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Forster

Colin Forster

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science, University of Gloucestershire
I am endlessly intrigued by questions about the purpose of this thing we call 'education'. Here are some examples of what I like to mull over:What's the point of teaching science in the primary school? Is it to help children remember random facts or to develop their ability to think... Read More →
avatar for Jude Penny

Jude Penny

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science Education, University of Gloucestershire
After many years leading science in an East London KS 2 school, I joined the science team at the University of Gloucestershire in 2010 , teaching primary science on the undergraduate and post graduate programmes . As well as primary science , my interests and passions lie with Philosophy... Read More →
avatar for Russ Shalofsky

Russ Shalofsky

Senior Lecturer in primary Science Education, University of Gloucestershire
"It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out!" (Carl Sagan or Prof. Walter Kotschnig). I am a teacher, academic and enthusiast and I am especially interested in: • deep engagement in primary science' • 'big' ideas' & 'good-enough-for-now' ones • scientific... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall S9
  Primary

2:30pm GMT

DNA Detectives in the classroom T153
In this session we will explore how chapters from a new children’s fictional book DNA Detectives: To Catch a Thief by  Dr Amanda Hartley can be coupled with hands-on activities in the classroom to teach 7-10 years olds about DNA and forensics.
We will provide a short introduction to the DNA detective books series, introducing the characters and plotlines. We will then showcase a series of free DNA and forensic themed resources and highlight where they link to key themes covered in the book.
Blending literacy, storytelling, and science-based activities is a great way for the story to come alive for the students and for the gain a greater understanding behind the scientific concepts. This cross-curricular approach helps to support science teaching in a fun and effective way.
Amanda will also talk about her classroom-based DNA Detectives workshops and how they can be used to bring the subject to life. All schools can access a free interactive workshop which accompanies the book (and hire a box of props to help make the workshop even more interactive!) 

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Gale

Francesca Gale

Education Development Lead, Welcome Sanger Institiute
I am the Education Development Lead at the Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. I am responsible for the education programme on and off campus. I work with scientists to develop engaging resources for school students... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Hartley

Amanda Hartley

Founder, The Little Story Telling Company
My name is Dr Mandy Hartley. I worked in science for 15 years using DNA to help conserve stocks of fish in the North Sea, diagnose patients with inherited genetic diseases and helping identify and reunite families using DNA. I also set up the forensic laboratories for the Norfolk... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Amanda Hartley

Amanda Hartley

Founder, The Little Story Telling Company
My name is Dr Mandy Hartley. I worked in science for 15 years using DNA to help conserve stocks of fish in the North Sea, diagnose patients with inherited genetic diseases and helping identify and reunite families using DNA. I also set up the forensic laboratories for the Norfolk... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall LT6
  Primary

2:30pm GMT

How Can Science Enhance Learning of Mathematics and English? W129
Science lessons can be some of the most engaging experiences children have. They enjoy the practical nature of science, learning amazing facts about our world and the creatures that inhabit it. Children also enjoy learning the language of science. This session provides some examples of how children's learning of English and mathematics can be enhanced and assessed using science. All activities are 'tried and tested' in the primary classroom.

Speakers
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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 →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall S6
  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
avatar for Dr Helen E. Mason

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 →
avatar for Helen Schell

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

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

3:35pm GMT

What is Scientific Literacy? W134
Following on from research as part of my MA in Science Education, this session will discuss the concept of 'scientific literacy' and how as teachers and leaders of primary science, we can ensure that children are truly aware of their role in the world around them and its impact on national economies.

Speakers
avatar for David Church CSciTeach

David Church CSciTeach

Chair of ASE Primary Committee, Senior Vice Principal, Harris Garrard Academy
I’m an experienced science subject leader and senior leader working in schools across London. I’m also the Chair of the ASE Primary Committee and have recently completed my MA in Science Education at King’s College, London where I focused on the impact of PSQM for my disser... 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.


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm GMT
Rendall LT8
  Primary