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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

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

11:20am GMT

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

www.gigsproject.eu

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Burden

Kevin Burden

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

Bren Hellier

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

Greg Hughes

The de Ferrers Academy
avatar for Ray Kirtley

Ray Kirtley

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

Exhibitors
JB

Julie Brown

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


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

11:20am GMT

International Earth Science: Earthlearningidea I07
Earth-learning activities with few resources.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Elizabeth Devon
Earth science educator
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

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


Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm GMT
Rendall S10
  11-19

11:20am GMT

Remember the Egg Race REPEATED I08
Participants can try out a simple practical challenge with simple materials, as could be used in a technology competition. Led by the Editor of ASE's School Science Review.

Speakers
GA

Geoff Auty

Volunteer, 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.


Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm GMT
Rendall S3
  11-19  FE & Skills

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

2:15pm GMT

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

Speakers
avatar for Joe Brock

Joe Brock

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

Linsey Clark

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


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

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

Teaching Low-SES Students Science I15
Key findings from a recent systematic and rigorous literature review of promising educational approaches to improve the attainment and progression of low-SES students in science.

Speakers
avatar for Judith Hillier

Judith Hillier

Editor, ASE
JM

Jaimie Miller-Friedmann

University of Oxford


Wednesday January 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:10pm GMT
Rendall LT5

3:15pm GMT

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

Speakers
avatar for John Oversby

John Oversby

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


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

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

4:15pm GMT

Busking Science REPEATED I25
Street performers inspire their audiences (they have to or they don't eat!). Come along to this highly participative session, looking at the use of street performance skills to deliver sticky science messages in schools.

Speakers
DP

David Price

Business development Manager, Science Made Simple
Science Busking David Price has been the Manager of Science Made Simple North from 2007 until present day. In his day-to-day role he has to understand the balancing act of running a social enterprise that has a variable mix of grant and sales income. He oversees the international... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 4:15pm - 5:10pm GMT
Rendall S4

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

Do STEM Teachers Praise Intelligence More than Arts Teachers? ... And other questions T02
What do the pupil reports we write say about our values? This session describes and reports on our first research project as part of a programme to improve teachers' understanding of educational research methods.  Here I will talk about the challenges of encouraging a diverse staff body to engage with education research, as well as the specific challenges and rewards of carrying out research in school.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Turner

Kristy Turner

School teacher fellow, Bolton School Boys' Division/University of Manchester
I am a school teacher fellow uniquely splitting my time between teaching chemistry at Bolton School Boys' Division and the University of Manchester. As part of my work at Manchester I am an active researcher in chemistry education with research interests in balancing equations, assessment... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Maths 104

9:30am GMT

21st Century Physics T04
See how to use CLEAPSS-developed resources to carry out a range of practicals including micro-controllerrs, IR cameras, USB oscilloscopes and much more.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Speakers
avatar for Samir Moezzi

Samir Moezzi

CLEAPSS
Having worked as a teacher of physics, a head of physics, and as a physics tutor at a sixth form college, Samir joined CLEAPSS in 2013 as the physics adviser. He works on developing innovate ways to carrying out physics practical work, producing written guidance and instructional... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTH C
  11-19

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

Energy & New Specifications REPEATED T13
In this session, we will discuss why it is opportune to rethink the way we represent energy in schools and look at some more helpful approaches. Specifically, there will be an introduction to the ideas of start & end points, stores and pathways. There will be opportunities to try out the new language in some examples you might use with students. We will move on to discussing processes that involve heating and think of the most important features of any changes in approach relating to the way that you represent and discuss energy with students.

Attendees may find it useful to view the conversation on TalkPhysics around this topic here - https://www.talkphysics.org/groups/energy-in-the-new-curriculum/forum/topic/classroom-physics-article-march-2017/#post-46591

Speakers
avatar for Charles Tracy

Charles Tracy

Head of Education, Institute of Physics
Charles Tracy is the Head of Education at the Institute of Physics. Charles started teaching in Hertfordshire in 1987. He worked as a physics teacher, head of physics, head of science and an adviser, and joined the Institute in 2006. Over the years, he has written textbooks, been... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
Rendall S3
  11-19

9:30am GMT

Exploring Rock, Soil, Water & Fossils W03
Hands-on rocks, soils water and fossils.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Elizabeth Devon
Earth science educator

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

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


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
CTL 5
  Primary

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

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

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
GT

Gemma Taylor

STEM Learning

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

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


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

10:30am GMT

Alan D Tunnicliffe Hands-on Workshop W05
Drop in and try out! Try out hands-on, low cost materials everyday science activities and talk to colleagues.  How children can make their own  weather recording instruments, plus other ideas for practical primary science. UK and international activties.

Proposers
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.

Speakers
DB

Denise Balmer

Denise Balmer
I have spent some 50 years working in Earth Science and 30 years promoting STEM careers. I am just completing a PhD looking at developing primary science through using earth science, mainly in practical ways. have spent 20 years helping primary teachers teach science


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room
  Primary

11:00am GMT

What is Experimental Science? S02
A panel discussion to consider ‘Why we do experimental science?’ in schools. The debate will consider a range of perspectives including employers, research scientists and classroom teachers and consider the pedagogical benefits. The Royal Society is currently understanding research into the benefits of experimental science for science education with an evidence synthesis due to be published in early 2018.

Speakers
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!!
IM

Ian McDaid

Teaching & Learning Leader for ScienceIndependent education consultant, with experience nationally.Author and winner of the The Education Resources Awards 2016 Best Secondary Resource for my 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Science LessonsWork involves supporting science... Read More →
RM

Ryan Mercer

Royal Society
avatar for Dr Abbie Trewin

Dr Abbie Trewin

Dr Abbie Trewin is a University of Liverpool graduate (2002), obtaining her Ph.D there in 2005 using density functional theory (DFT) to investigate the surface structure of different metals with carbon, particularly the Ni(111) surface. In 2006 she joined the materials chemistry group... Read More →

Exhibitors
JC

Jo Cox

Schools Engagement Manager, The Royal Society


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

11:00am GMT

Benefits and Challenges of Technology in Teaching Science: Examples and teacher preparation T159
How to make Science Education more challenging, relevant and attractive for our students? How to stimulate the development of creative thinking, problem solving, and other higher cognitive skills?
Technology can help! Examples will be given!
A major challenge is the preparation of teachers for using. I will present an effective course for teachers, in-service and pre-service, tested in 3 countries.

Speakers
avatar for Ton Ellermeijer

Ton Ellermeijer

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


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall LT5
  11-19

11:00am GMT

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W10
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 →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
CTL 3
  11-19

11:00am GMT

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

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

Speakers
JD

Jane Dowden

British Science Association


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

11:00am GMT

Microscale Chemistry: “In a little you can see a lot” REPEATED T18
Low-cost and quickly performed procedures to enhance students' chemistry experience in all parts of chemical education and to add variety to practicals.

Speakers
BW

Bob Worley

CLEAPSS

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
CTH C
  11-19

11:30am GMT

CANCELLED session - BERG: Darwin and the Arts T22
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Braund

Martin Braund

Honorary Fellow, University of York
I have been involved with ASE and Science Education for 45 years. My interests are in the arts and science, particularly in using drama, transition from primary school, talk in the classroom, the use of museums and out of school contexts and professional development. I hold honorary... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall S10

11:30am GMT

Amazing Planet: Action-packed classroom science T21
Interactive Earth-science lecture presentation.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Elizabeth Devon
Earth science educator

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

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


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm GMT
Maths Proudman

12:00pm GMT

BERG: Can a robot hear? T25
An intervention study to develop teenagers’ epistemic insight.

Speakers
PB

Professor Berry Billingsley

University of Canterbury
MN

Mehdi Nassaji

Dr, University of Canterbury


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm GMT
Rendall S10

12:00pm GMT

Busking Science REPEATED W16
Street performers inspire their audiences (they have to or they don't eat!). Come along to this highly participative session, looking at the use of street performance skills to deliver sticky science messages in schools.

Speakers
DP

David Price

Business development Manager, Science Made Simple
Science Busking David Price has been the Manager of Science Made Simple North from 2007 until present day. In his day-to-day role he has to understand the balancing act of running a social enterprise that has a variable mix of grant and sales income. He oversees the international... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Rendall S8

12:00pm GMT

The Science of Learning T26
In this session, discover how you can utilise the ‘Science of Learning’ research (neuroscience and psychology) relevant to the classroom, how you can interact with researchers in this field and how teachers are conducting their own research to build the evidence of what works.

Speakers
avatar for Lia Commissar

Lia Commissar

Programme Manager - Education research, Wellcome Trust

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 →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Rendall LT2

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

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W19
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 →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
CTL 3
  11-19

12:00pm GMT

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

Speakers
avatar for Joy Parvin

Joy Parvin

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

Maria Turkenburg

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


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

12:30pm GMT

Assessment & Intervention in KS3 Science W20
This workshop will look at how assessment activities can be designed to produce diagnostic information which can then be used to identify intervention activities.  It will look at the idea that assessment is important but only really useful if it can answer the 'so what?' question.  What have I, as a teacher, learned about my students and what will I do about it?  There's a lot of work that goes into running assessments; it's not always so apparent how teachers then intervene to address specific aspects of underperformance.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

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


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19

1:00pm GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D02
Looking for reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology? Drop in to discover a lab full of engaging and affordable plant-based ideas.

Proposers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

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


Thursday January 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

1:30pm GMT

BERG: What’s nature got to do with it? T31
The A-level Biology residential field course experience.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Melissa Glackin

Dr Melissa Glackin

Senior lecturer in Science Education, King's College London
Outdoor secondary science education; environmental education; biology field work


Thursday January 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm GMT
Rendall S10
  Post-16

2:00pm GMT

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

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Elizabeth Devon
Earth science educator

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

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


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

2:00pm GMT

50 Shades of Science W28
PGCE Secondary Science trainees from the University of Worcester will wow you with a range of practical activities which can be used to engage and inspire all students. Practicals are linked to the new curriculum and come with guidance and support sheets.

Speakers
JD

Janinne Delorenzo

Senior Lecturer, University of Worcester


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
CTL 8
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D03
Looking for reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology? Drop in to discover a lab full of engaging and affordable plant-based ideas.

Proposers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

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


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W31
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 →


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

2:00pm GMT

GCSE Physics Technician in Action REPEATED W73
This session is design for those who wish to find out more about how the AQA GCSE Physics required practical work and our resources specifically designed for technicians. There will be opportunity to set up a selection of our practicals using different techniques, depending on what equipment is available at your school and to discuss an alternative approaches. The session will also focus on the potential to make equipment including both a Leslie cube and Ripple tank to keep costs to a minimum.

Proposers
Speakers
Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Gilmour
  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

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

Speakers
avatar for John Oversby

John Oversby

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

Jude Sanders

Hibernia College


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

2:00pm GMT

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

2:00pm GMT

Make your Own Microfluidic Lab on a Chip! W27
The expanding field of microfluidic lab on a chip technology is brought to the classroom using affordable techniques for the production of lab on a chip devices. In the hands-on session participants will learn how to make such devices using standard office equipment. The procedures can be used in science education programmes in primary or secondary schools, and even in higher education courses.

Lab on a chip devices can be used on the tabletop. A sample video of such a device produced from office lamination foil: https://youtu.be/XwR7ft-TWFc?list=PL95349EFBE9DF2A88

If the Lab on a chip devices have standard dimensions, they also can be mounted in a quite simple chip holder, allowing fluidic connections to syringes and pumps. A complete microfluidic setup can be built at limitied cost. Small scale chemistry like formation of nanoparticles and precipitations for use in the classroom can be experienced during the workshop. Using advanced, nearly professional equipment, allows numerous experiments demonstrating the essentials of microfluidics. 

More information at labochip.org and our article in J. Chem. Education (in press), published online 15 december 2017: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00506.

Also the novel unpublished use of a digital cutting machine to produce fluidic devices from foil will be demonstrated. The handouts of the presentation will be shared after the workshop. Several video's can be viewed after clicking marks in the presentation.



Speakers
avatar for Jan Jaap Wietsma

Jan Jaap Wietsma

President NVON (the dutch association for science education), NVON / University of Twente
Currently I am president of NVON, the association of teachers and technicians of science in the Netherlands. I am seeking opportunities to work together internationally to improve science education in our contry. At University of Twente I am working on outreach projects on STEM, including... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT
CTL 2
  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

BERG: What’s the point of protecting biodiversity? T45
A new approach to teaching about conservation.

Speakers
MG

Marcus Grace

Science Advisor, University of Southampton
DC

Dr Carys Hughes

Initial teacher training lecturer, University of Southampton Secondary ITE
Head of Science in my previous life. Now training pre-service and in-service teachers. I specialise in biology and SEND and I am an accredited Autism Ambassador. My research interest is children's connection to nature.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall S10
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D04
Looking for reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology? Drop in to discover a lab full of engaging and affordable plant-based ideas.

Proposers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

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


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  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 →


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

3:00pm GMT

Preparing for the introduction of T-Levels: A local approach to implementation of technical education reform S06
T-Levels will be introduced for post-16 students from 2020. Hear how colleges in several localities are preparing to offer routes such as Engineering & Manufacturing and Health & Science.

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Burden

Jenifer Burden

Director of Programmes, Gatsby Charitable Foundation


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Rendall LT8

3:00pm GMT

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

Speakers
avatar for Judith Bennett

Judith Bennett

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

Maria Turkenburg

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

Exhibitors
avatar for University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)


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

3:30pm 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

4:00pm GMT

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

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

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

Speakers
avatar for Professor Nick Braithwaite

Professor Nick Braithwaite

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

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


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

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

The Value of Active Communities of Practice in STEM Action Research T56
We will share many successful examples of Action Research in a Community of Practice (PALAVA) in this audience involved keynote.

Speakers
avatar for John Oversby

John Oversby

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

Jude Sanders

Hibernia College


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm GMT
Rendall LT3
  11-19

4:30pm GMT

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W38
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 →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm GMT
CTL 3
  11-19
 
Friday, January 5
 

9:00am GMT

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

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



Friday January 5, 2018 9:00am - 12:30pm GMT
CTL Foyer

9:15am 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

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

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

11:00am GMT

Science Rocks II T72
Come and learn how to be an educational YouTuber. I'll cover a range of ideas for using self-made videos in the classroom and how to produce your own short films using an iPad/iPhone and iMovie.

Speakers
avatar for James Rolfe

James Rolfe

Assistant Principal, Judgemeadow Community College
I am a science teacher and wannabe rock star based in the East Midlands. I have been teaching for 15 years and one of the biggest improvements in my practice came about when I began to video short demonstrations, using the camera app on my phone, for use in class. I also upload these... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

11:00am GMT

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W62
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 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
CTL 3
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Microscale Chemistry: “In a little you can see a lot” REPEATED T76
Low-cost and quickly performed procedures to enhance students' chemistry experience in all parts of chemical education and to add variety to practicals.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Speakers
BW

Bob Worley

CLEAPSS


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
CTH C
  11-19

11:00am GMT

CLEAPSS Primary Practical Workshop W53
Come, try and takeaway some of our latest practical ideas. Trialled in schools and developed with teachers.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Speakers
avatar for Jason Harding

Jason Harding

Section Leader Primary & Biology, CLEAPSS
Come and ask me about..practical work in biology and primary science eg making practicals work, making them as cost effective as possible and ensuring they are safe.


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall S4
  Primary

11:00am GMT

The Dynamic Rock Cycle W60
Rock cycle for KS3 Earth science.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Elizabeth Devon
Earth science educator

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

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


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm GMT
CTL 1
  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

12:00pm GMT

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W69
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 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
CTL 3
  11-19

12:00pm GMT

Workshop on Transforming Assessment for Purposes of Learning T87
Moving assessment to one based on the purposes of learning, means involving learners in their own valid assessment. Six stations on creative questioning and using diagrams in workshop-style. Materials to take away.

Speakers
avatar for John Oversby

John Oversby

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

Jude Sanders

Hibernia College


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm GMT
CTH 1
  11-19

12:05pm GMT

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

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting

Exhibitors
JB

Julie Brown

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


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

12:05pm GMT

How to Use the TAPS Self-evaluation Tool T83
We will consider how the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) pyramid self-evaluation tool can be used to support schools to develop their assessment practices.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Sarah Earle

Dr Sarah Earle

Primary Science Lecturer, Bath Spa University
IH

Isabel Hopwood-Stephens

PGCE Primary Science Lecturer, Isabel Hopwood Stephens
I am currently evaluating the impact of the TAPS pyramid on primary science assessment for a PhD. I am particularly interested in how teachers change their practice, and would be interested in hearing about your experiences of using the TAPS pyramid in your school!


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm GMT
Rendall LT6
  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

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D07
Looking for reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology? Drop in to discover a lab full of engaging and affordable plant-based ideas.

Proposers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

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


Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  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

2:00pm GMT

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

Speakers
TB

Thomas Butts

School of Life Sciences - University of Liverpool


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

2:00pm GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D08
Looking for reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology? Drop in to discover a lab full of engaging and affordable plant-based ideas.

Proposers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

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


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

2:00pm GMT

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W78
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 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
CTL 3
  11-19

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

2:00pm GMT

Energy & New Specifications REPEATED T74
In this session, we will discuss why it is opportune to rethink the way we represent energy in schools and look at some more helpful approaches. Specifically, there will be an introduction to the ideas of start & end points, stores and pathways. There will be opportunities to try out the new language in some examples you might use with students. We will move on to discussing processes that involve heating and think of the most important features of any changes in approach relating to the way that you represent and discuss energy with students.

Attendees may find it useful to view the conversation on TalkPhysics around this topic here - https://www.talkphysics.org/groups/energy-in-the-new-curriculum/forum/topic/classroom-physics-article-march-2017/#post-46591

Speakers
avatar for Charles Tracy

Charles Tracy

Head of Education, Institute of Physics
Charles Tracy is the Head of Education at the Institute of Physics. Charles started teaching in Hertfordshire in 1987. He worked as a physics teacher, head of physics, head of science and an adviser, and joined the Institute in 2006. Over the years, he has written textbooks, been... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room
  11-19

2:20pm GMT

Active Earth - Living Fossil W79
Evolution, fossils and Earth processes in action.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Elizabeth Devon
Earth science educator

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

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


Friday January 5, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm GMT
CTL 1
  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

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

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D04
Looking for reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology? Drop in to discover a lab full of engaging and affordable plant-based ideas.

Proposers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

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


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

Wonderful & Useful Animation for Teaching Organic Chemistry T107
A visual tour of a major collection of animated screens to teach about reaction mechanisms, isomerism, resonance, inductive effects and almost every topic taught at ages 15-18 years. The collection was made for exams in the UK, Singapore, Norway and the International Baccalaureate.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Frost

Roger Frost

author, Organic Chemistry Animation
Roger Frost is a writer of teaching materials for science education. Now nearing retirement, his speciality is in the use of dataloggers and computers. For many years he wrote for newspapers such as the Times Educational Supplement and The Guardian.


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Maths Forsyth
  Post-16

3:00pm GMT

Can Practising Teachers Really Use Educational Research Methods in their Teaching? T102
Many teachers are discovering new uses for research methods in everyday teaching. Using Think-Alouds, Diagrams for Learning, and Whitespace Thinking are the core of an active keynote.

Speakers
avatar for John Oversby

John Oversby

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

Jude Sanders

Hibernia College


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT
Maths 105
  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

Investigating Earth's Structure W93
Earth’s structure without misconceptions – interactive activities.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Elizabeth Devon
Earth science educator

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

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


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
CTL 1
  11-19

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

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

Science & Technology from TAPS Cymru W98
The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) Cymru project will share its guidance for the assessment of primary science and technology.

Speakers
RC

Ruth Coakley

Cardiff Metropolitan University
avatar for Dr Sarah Earle

Dr Sarah Earle

Primary Science Lecturer, Bath Spa University


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall S5
  Primary

4:30pm GMT

Accessing Grades 8 & 9 W100
This session will explore how the most challenging questions in GCSE exams will be set and how teachers can prepare students targeted at those grades.  If sample questions at this level are analysed it is then possible to identify the nature of the challenge for students.  There are clear implications for teaching and learning - this isn't a case of just getting the final exam prep right but also of finding opportunities earlier to develop students' skills and expectations.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

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


Friday January 5, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19
 
Saturday, January 6
 

9:29am GMT

BBC Terrific Scientific with Maggie Aderin-Pocock S22
Terrific Scientific is an ambitious campaign from the BBC. Our goal is to inspire primary school pupils to discover their inner scientist.
Currently, fewer than 15% of 10-14 year olds aspire to pursue a career as a scientist, leaving the UK with a potential skills shortage.
The BBC has partnered with leading universities to create a series of child-friendly nationwide scientific investigations. The data gathered is sent to the universities and feeds into real academic studies. Join us on a national journey of scientific discovery!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z2jr4j6#zptwqty

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a scientist and broadcaster referred to as the BBC’s ‘face of space’. She is the presenter of the astronomical institution The Sky at Night, has fronted a number of space documentaries, and regularly appears on science and non-science programmes.From... Read More →
avatar for Claire Seeley

Claire Seeley

Primary Science Teaching Trust



Saturday January 6, 2018 9:29am - 10:29am GMT
Rathbone Eleanor Rathbone
  Primary

9:30am GMT

BBC Micro:bit in the Lab W102
In this hands-on workshop, we will construct a device to measure soil moisture from just a pair of nails and BBC micro:bit. Once calibrated against different soils samples we will then connect a water pump to make an automated plant-watering system. All apparatus, instructions and code provided.

The BBC micro:bit has a few on-board sensors which we can access to create a simple sensor, with an output on the LED display. Taking this a little further there is a simple data-logging app for iOS and Android that connects via Bluetooth and will collect and graph real-time data from the accerometers, magnetometer or temperature sensor of the BBC micro:bit. I will provide a quick demonstration of these features before moving on to the main activity.

Taking things a step further still, it is possible to construct your own sensors for experients in the school lab. All secondary schools were sent a set of BBC microbits so hopfully most schools will have access to these. If not, then they are relatively inexpensive to purchase. In this workshop we will learn how to connect a pair of nails to inputs on the BBC mirco:bit using standard lab equipment and write some simple code to create a device to test the moisture level of soil in a plant pot. After calibrating our sensor against some different soil samples we will then add a small water pump to the output of the BBC micro:bit to create an automated plant-watering system. 

We will be using a kit that has been kindly loaned to us for this session by Science Scope. Detials of which you can find here here

 

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Scott

Jonathan Scott

Edech Consultant and Trainer, Jonathan Scott
With 22 years teaching experience, including 11 years as Head of Science in a large Gloucestershire comprehensive school, I have a wealth of experience in applying technology to the classroom. Working with Apple Education for three years, I supported the development of teaching staff... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTL 1

9:30am GMT

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

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting

Exhibitors
JB

Julie Brown

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


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

9:30am GMT

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Managing workload and retention of science teachers S25
Managing workload more effectively and supporting science teachers who are considering leaving the profession. Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee

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 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 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Chadwick Chadwick LT
  11-19

10:00am GMT

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

Speakers
SH

Susan Harris

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


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

10:00am GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D12
Looking for reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology? Drop in to discover a lab full of engaging and affordable plant-based ideas.

Proposers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

10:35am GMT

Messy Geology: Rocks, fossils and playing in the mud W113
Primary hands-on Earth science.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

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

Speakers
MW

Mandy Winstanley

Earth Science Teachers’ Association (ESTA)

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 12:05pm GMT
CTL 8
  Primary

11:00am GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D14
Looking for reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology? Drop in to discover a lab full of engaging and affordable plant-based ideas.

Proposers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

11:00am GMT

New Route to Physics QTS T135
The session will offer reflections on the development and delivery of the first 2 years of a new QTS programme, the MPhys with Education.  The programme has been developed collaboratively between LJMU and the Uinversity of Liverpool.  Since the initial validation and offer of the programme similar Masters programmes in Computer Science, and also in Maths, have been developed.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Clays

Ken Clays

Senior Lecturer in Science Education, LJMU
Physics education.
DH

Dr Helen Vaughan

University of Liverpool


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Maths 103
  11-19

11:00am GMT

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

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

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


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

11:40am GMT

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr Sarah Earle

Dr Sarah Earle

Primary Science Lecturer, Bath Spa University
avatar for Alison Trew

Alison Trew

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


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

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 →
AM

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

12:00pm GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D15
Looking for reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology? Drop in to discover a lab full of engaging and affordable plant-based ideas.

Proposers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

12:00pm GMT

Remember the Egg Race REPEATED W123
Participants can try out a simple practical challenge with simple materials, as could be used in a technology competition. Led by editor of the ASE School Science Review.

Speakers
GA

Geoff Auty

Volunteer, 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.


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
CTL 2
  11-19

1:30pm GMT

Using Action Research Posters for Professional Development W125
A collection of A3 posters from the PALAVA teacher researcher group will be used as a spur to learn about Action Research in the classroom. Electronic copies will also be available.

Speakers
avatar for John Oversby

John Oversby

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT
CTH 4
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

CANCELLED Action Research and Science LTA T149
Due to illness, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Chadwick Barkla LT

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

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

Speakers
EC

Emma Crisell

Emma Crisell
avatar for Terry Kirk

Terry Kirk

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


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