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

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Wednesday, January 3
 

10:00am GMT

International Day Welcome I01
A warm welcome to the ASE Annual Conference International Day. Hear about the aims of the day and the wider work of ASE in the UK and internationally.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Reason

Shaun Reason

Chief Executive, The Association for Science Education
Shaun is Chief Executive of The Association for Science Education (ASE), the largest subject association in the UK. He sits on a variety of influential science education groups and is a regular speaker at regional, national and international conferences.Shaun spent twenty years in... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

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



Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am GMT
Rathbone Eleanor Rathbone

1:15pm GMT

Good Practical Science: international perspectives I13
The Good Practical Science report launched in Autumn 2017. The report provides a framework for good practical science in schools. Using international visits, surveys and literature reviews, we’ve developed a series of ten benchmarks for schools to use when planning their own approach to delivering practical science. 

Its author, Professor Sir John Holman, and international contributors, will discuss its recommendations.

Download the report here.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Harrie Eijkelhof

Harrie Eijkelhof

em. professor, Utrecht University NL
avatar for Professor Sir John Holman

Professor Sir John Holman

President, ASE
Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department, University of York. Senior Adviser in Education at the Gatsby Foundation, Chair of the Bridge Group and the TALENT Commission. President, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-2018.  Founding Director of the National Science Learning Centre... Read More →



Wednesday January 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:10pm GMT
Rathbone Eleanor Rathbone

5:15pm GMT

International Panel: Teaching and assessing science when working with English as an additional language – opportunities and issues I29
Our panel of teachers and teacher educators from different European countries, and with experience beyond Europe, will offer perspectives on content and language integrated learning, the dominance of English language in evaluation and its impact on the translation of science ideas into concrete assessment items, and the interplay between science culture and language. Panel members include: Keith Kelly, Lida Schoen, Xavier Juan Pons and Adrian Fenton, with Egbert Weisheit.

Speakers
avatar for Marianne Cutler

Marianne Cutler

Director Curriculum Innovation, ASE
avatar for Adrian Fenton

Adrian Fenton

Senior Consultant, STEM Education and Public Engagement, British Council
avatar for Xavier Juan

Xavier Juan

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

Keith Kelly

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

Lida Schoen

Lida Schoen
Chemistry education all over the world about new content and new methodoly, dealing with cultural differences and communication/language issues.
avatar for Egbert Weisheit

Egbert Weisheit

Senior Teacher Trainer, Egbert Weisheit

Exhibitors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

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


Wednesday January 3, 2018 5:15pm - 6:10pm GMT
Rathbone Eleanor Rathbone
 
Thursday, January 4
 

9:30am GMT

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

Speakers
avatar for Xavier Juan

Xavier Juan

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

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


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

9:30am GMT

Flying the Flag for FE Science S23
The Education and Training Foundation is committed to supporting improvements in STEM teaching and learning across our sector. Activity is currently being explored in partnership with a wide range of external partners and bodies, and we are seeking to build a national consensus on the most effective actions to improve recruitment of teaching staff, retention and CPD.
Currently the Foundation is supporting the SET for Teaching Success programme, training and mentoring 50 new teachers for the FE and Skills sector. These new recruits to this innovative pilot programme will deliver the majority of their teaching within the Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) subject areas, with a focus on those careers within the relevant routes of the Sainsbury Review. Additionally we are delivering over a million pounds of teaching and learning improvement work in the OTLA National technical teaching programme, focussing on growing employer - provider dialogue and working, in preparation for the implementation of the government Skills Plan. We are currently working with SEMTA to develop support for employers in delivering high quality apprenticeships and training in STEM, and previously with SEMTA delivered the STEM Exchange and the STEM Alliance.
We are also working to promote wider activity to our sector, including ENTHUSE bursaries, the STEM Insight programme and CPD opportunities offered through STEM Learning. Our professional membership body, the Society for Edcuation and Training supports a range of career development for STEM educators in the FE and Training sector, and we are proud to promote and be involved in the work of the ASE in the FE sector.
 
 

Speakers
PK

Paul Kessell-Holland

Head of Partnerships, Paul Kessell-Holland
Most of Paul’s career has been related to leading and developing policy, and supporting the implementation of Professional Standards and Workforce Development across Further and Higher Education. Most recently his work has included the development of research strategies for the... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Rendall LT3

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

2:00pm GMT

Creating Engaging Demonstrations to Enhance Learning S38
Why do we fail in making science interesting to students?
Helio Vogas introduces:
  • The Psychology of Engagement
  • How Demonstrations Enhance Learning
  • 3 Ways to Create Eye-catching, Effective Demonstrations
Leave the session with approaches, ideas and demonstrations you can take back to the classroom to make your students sit up and engage,

Speakers
avatar for Hélio Vogas

Hélio Vogas

Hélio Vogas International
In spite of being a college drop-out, Hélio can often be found at universities across Europe and Brazil speaking to university students as a guest lecturer and training professors in accelerated teaching skills to improve their students' performances. Hélio also built and sold a... Read More →


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

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
 
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

10:15am GMT

Ofsted Science Update S39
Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Ofsted, will offer an update on Ofsted's approach to inspecting science teaching and learning. Her talk will inclue a Q&A session.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Spielman

Amanda Spielman

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI), Ofsted, Amanda Spielman
Amanda Spielman has been Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Ofsted since January 2017.Between 2011 and 2016, Amanda was chair of Ofqual, the qualifications regulator. From 2005 she was a founding member of the leadership team at the academy chain Ark Schools, where she became Research... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am GMT
CTH A
  11-19

10:30am GMT

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

Speakers
avatar for David Garlovsky

David Garlovsky

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


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

11:00am GMT

Professional Learning without Limits S12
We know that excellent teaching transforms the lives of all students, from those in early years to adult learners. At the Chartered College of Teaching, we believe the way to achieve excellent teaching and leadership is by supporting, developing and giving a voice to teachers, enabling them to be the very best they can be.

The education landscape is challenging. Everything from curricular and assessment reform and budget constraints and workload concerns, to feelings of disempowerment and disillusion, can hamper what happens in the classroom. We want to change that. This is a once-in-a-generation chance for the teaching profession. It is only through developing and showcasing teachers’ expertise that we will restore pride, autonomy and a grassroots voice that will be impossible to ignore.


Speakers
avatar for Adrian Dougherty

Adrian Dougherty

Director of Member Experience and Communities, Chartered College of Teaching
Adrian joins the Chartered College of Teaching from Ambition School Leadership where he led the national facilitation strategy and the North East region. Adrian enjoyed ten years as a teacher and leader in the secondary phase, where he led on Teaching and Learning and taught Computing... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Harrison

Sarah Harrison

Teacher Development Programmes Manager, Chartered College of Teaching
Sarah Harrison is currently the Teacher Development Programmes Manager at the Chartered College of Teaching, where she is responsible for the development and management of the Chartered Teacher Programme. Previously she worked at Ambition School Leadership where she worked across... Read More →



Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
CTH A

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

1:00pm GMT

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

Speakers
avatar for R. Subramaniam

R. Subramaniam

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


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

2:00pm GMT

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

Speakers
TB

Thomas Butts

School of Life Sciences - University of Liverpool


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

3:00pm GMT

Ask a Head of Science S20
Three Heads of Science from ASE’s 11-19 committee will answer questions submitted both before and during the session. So if there is anything you want to ask but perhaps haven't done so at your own school…now is your chance! Do you have a question that you have not felt able to ask at your own school? Are you an NQT who wants an alternative perspective? Are you a new Head of Science in need of advice? Are you an experienced teacher or science leader who would like to find out approaches used at other schools? If so, please submit a question before or at the session.

Speakers
avatar for Euan Douglas CSciTeach

Euan Douglas CSciTeach

Head of Science, ASE 11-19 Committee
I am Head of Science at Saint George Catholic College, a comprehensive school in Southampton. My involvement with the ASE includes being a member of both my regional committee and the 11-19 committee. I am also the Lead Teacher for the Science Learning Partnership that covers Hampshire... Read More →
avatar for Helen Harden

Helen Harden

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

Emma Winter

Head of Science, Boston Grammar School
CSciTeach and Head of Science, I am a member of the 11-19 ASE committee and a keen physicist also teaching Biology and Chemistry to KS4. I am keen to discuss curriculum developments, practical science and challenging the most able.

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 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Chadwick Rotbalt LT
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W35
A chance to get hands on, carry out new and exciting practical’s and even make equipment to take back to school.

This is a practical workshop, which is hands on.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Director, CLEAPSS
Steve taught science in secondary schools for 28 years before moving into advisory work, initially for Hertfordshire and then as a regional adviser for the Secondary National Strategy - Always passionate about practical work Steve believes that hands-on activities are quite simply... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
CTL 3
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

Using High-Stakes Tests to Aid Progress REPEATED T104
This session aims to help teachers think how to use tests in a formative way that can quickly and easily allow students to identify interventions and make progress. It will also introduce how OUP are developing resources to support these strategies, to make them even quicker to incorporate into lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Senior Lecturer Science Education, University of Brighton / OUP / ASE
I have several 'hats' for this conference ASE 11-19 Committee Member and Chair of Surrey and Sussex Region Assessment Editor for Oxford University Press ITE Science Tutor and NQT Support Tutor, University of Sussex CSciTeach Talk to me about: assessment without testing, well-being... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Oxford Science

Oxford Science

Oxford University Press
Visit the Oxford stand for support and resources for KS3, GCSE, A Level and more. Try out our online resources and assessment on Kerboodle, or get hints and tips on intervention and progression from assessment expert Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt. Plus, don't miss your chance to pick... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  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

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
 

10:00am GMT

Chemistry Magic Show REPEATED S26
A demonstration of the 'magic' that can be created with Chemistry. Led by members of the ASE Regional Committee.

Speakers
AH

Anthony Hardwicke

Presenter 1, Bradfield College
AS

Andrew Szaldo

Highgate School

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 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
CTH B
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Using High-Stakes Tests to Aid Progress REPEATED T151
This session aims to help teachers think how to use tests in a formative way that can quickly and easily allow students to identify interventions and make progress. It will also introduce how OUP are developing resources to support these strategies, to make them even quicker to incorporate into lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Senior Lecturer Science Education, University of Brighton / OUP / ASE
I have several 'hats' for this conference ASE 11-19 Committee Member and Chair of Surrey and Sussex Region Assessment Editor for Oxford University Press ITE Science Tutor and NQT Support Tutor, University of Sussex CSciTeach Talk to me about: assessment without testing, well-being... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Oxford Science

Oxford Science

Oxford University Press
Visit the Oxford stand for support and resources for KS3, GCSE, A Level and more. Try out our online resources and assessment on Kerboodle, or get hints and tips on intervention and progression from assessment expert Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt. Plus, don't miss your chance to pick... Read More →


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