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Wednesday, January 3
 

10:20am

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

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
Rendall S6

10:20am

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

Speakers
avatar for Benedict O'Donnell

Benedict O'Donnell

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


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am
Rendall LT1

10:20am

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 a multi-award winning company owned and operated by qualified teachers with classroom and SLT experience ranging from EYFS to 6th Form with teacher training expertise at an international level. All our consultants are experts in the use of state of the... Read More →


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

11:20am

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
avatar for Practical Action

Practical Action

Head of Education, Practical Action
If you are looking for good quality, FREE resources that will engage your pupils in science and STEM then come along to the Practical Action stand. Set within a real –life global context our popular STEM challenges and other materials fit the UK science curriculum (we have a doc... Read More →


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

11:20am

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

Emeritus Professor of Earth Science Education, Keele University
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
Rendall S10

11:20am

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

ASE Volunteer

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Rendall S3

2:15pm

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

Proposers
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Keith Kelly

Keith Kelly

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


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

2:15pm

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


Speakers
avatar for Haruhiko FUNAHASHI

Haruhiko FUNAHASHI

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

Tomoko HASEGAWA

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

Mariko KOBAYASHI

Manager of the translation and publication committee, Association for Studies in Hypothesi-Experiment Class (ASHEC)
I have taught science at junior high schools in Japan for 30years. I also have worked as a secretariat of a translation and publication committee of ASHEC for these 10years.In our session we will introduce ‘Hypothesis-Experiment Class’(HEC).** In 1963 Kiyonobu Itakura... Read More →


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

3:15pm

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
Rendall LT3

4:15pm

“My students are always surprised when they learn that they will be using maths in secondary science classes.” I28
Customer insight research by Cambridge University Press amongst international IGCSE Science teachers reveals that whilst Mathematics is an integral part of scientific study across each of the IGCSE Science subjects, it is one that many students find a barrier to progression and success, and that science teachers lack the knowledge, understanding and confidence to integrate successfully. This session will explore the results of Cambridge University Press research into the practical difficulties faced by teachers in delivering the mathematical elements of IGCSE Science, and introduce a new set of student resources developed in partnership with the ASE to help overcome the difficulties that students and teachers face, to help students build these skills more quickly and effectively, and to improve their success in IGCSE Sciences.

Speakers

Wednesday January 3, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Rendall S3

4:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Xavier Juan

Xavier Juan

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


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

9:30am

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
CTH C

9:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Xavier Juan

Xavier Juan

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


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

9:30am

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

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
Rendall LT5

9:30am

Preparing for GCSE Assessments in a Linear Qualification REPEATED T01
How best to prepare for linear assessments? A session based on the OCR "Modular to Linear" resource, with ideas and strategies for teachers and learners.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Milne

Sarah Milne

Science Team, OCR
Sarah is a member of the OCR Science Team.  She has worked as a teacher in Edinburgh and Norfolk.  She has organised Science events in Edinburgh.  She also has experience of marking exams
avatar for Ann Wolstenholme

Ann Wolstenholme

Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences, OCR
Ann is a Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences at OCR. She has worked for OCR for the last 8 years, working on and developing OCR’s GCSE Science qualifications.


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

9:30am

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
Chadwick Barkla LT

9:30am

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

Speakers
PG

Phil Gregory

hi-impact Consultancy
avatar for Bob Pritchard

Bob Pritchard

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

Alan Thompson

hi-impact Consultancy

Exhibitors
avatar for hi-impact

hi-impact

Education Consultancy
hi-impact consultancy ltd is a multi-award winning company owned and operated by qualified teachers with classroom and SLT experience ranging from EYFS to 6th Form with teacher training expertise at an international level. All our consultants are experts in the use of state of the... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
CTL 8

9:30am

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
Rendall S3

9:30am

Technicians' Drop-in D17
Come to this drop-in, running throughout the day, for practical ideas and support for technicians. Led by AQA.

Proposers
Speakers
Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 5:00pm
Guild of Students Gilmour

10:00am

BERG: Brain science in schools T07
Outreach, misconceptions and the challenge of neuromyths. Summarising our findings before attempting to publish a paper.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Teaching Fellow Science Education, Oxford University Press
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 →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Rendall S10

10:00am

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

Reader in Science Education, King's College London
Becoming active in the ASE. Assessment and especially Assessment for Learning. Inquiry in science/experimental science. Professional Learning and practice-based evidence.

Speakers
DI

Dr Indira Banner

Leeds University
avatar for Judith Hillier

Judith Hillier

University of Oxford

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Guild of Students Library

10:00am

Awarding at GCSE and A-level Demystified REPEATED T160
This session will provide an update on the process by which GCSE and A-level grades are awarded by AQA and will include consideration of the arrangements for awarding for the first cohort examined against the new GCSE Science specifications. Key messages from the A-level and GCSE science exams in 2017 will also be considered.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum - Science, AQA

Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Maths G03

10:00am

GCSE Physics Technician in Action REPEATED W49
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 10:00am - 11:00am
Guild of Students Gilmour

10:00am

The Revised Edexcel International GCSEs T05
Get the latest information on support for teaching, learning and assessment for Edexcel's revised International GCSEs

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers

10:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Henning Schou

Henning Schou

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

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


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

10:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Martin Reece

Martin Reece

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

Stuart Sherman

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


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

10:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Kind

Vanessa Kind

Associate Professor, Durham University


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

10:30am

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
Rendall S11

10:30am

Animal Practicals W17
Teaching science using animals and using animal behaviour to learn about biological processes. Practical ideas, brilliant lessons and free resources for all key stages. We will be handing out free resources, tweeting and supporting the "Biology in the Real World" talks on Friday. Please do come and say hello.

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Evans

Charlotte Evans

Education Officer, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour has an Education Committee that supports colleagues in schools and colleges who teach animal behaviour. We provide free teaching resources and offer funding to teachers keen to develop new resources. Our Education Officer visits schools... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Rendall LT4

11:00am

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
Rendall LT5

11:00am

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

Speakers

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

11:00am

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
CTL 3

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Tea Kantola

Tea Kantola

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

Ari Myllyviita

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


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

11:00am

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

Education Manager, British Science Association


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

11:00am

Hands-on Electricity Generation REPEATED W09
Workshop that is interactive, engaging and fun. With our hand-held DC generator you can generate electricity and study about energy transformation, energy loss and efficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. Products on display will be from the following 4 fields:1. Generating of Electricity• Genecon... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendall S4

11:00am

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
CTH C

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Longshaw

Sarah Longshaw

Independent Consultant, Sarah Longshaw
I am a former head of science and now lead the Cheshire & Stockport Science Learning Partnership. I also teach two days a week and am the chemistry subject lead for the Cheshire East SCITT. After 23 years in the classroom (with experience at all stages!) I am now enjoying a portfolio... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Guild of Students Mandela Room

11:00am

Chemistry Doesn't Just Happen in Test Tubes T15
A talk to open your eyes to chemistry outdoors: concrete, metals, graveyards, gas anodes, followed by a field trip (on foot) to see what we can spot.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Peter Borrows

Dr Peter Borrows

partner, Troye Scientific
Retired(ish) Director of CLEAPSS.Member since 1966, and former Chair, of ASE Safety in Science Group (and its predecessors).Author of 54 articles in Education in Chemistry between 1994 and 2012 on chemistry outdoors, two in School Science Review [(1984), The Pimlico chemistry trail... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
CTL 8

12:00pm

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
Rendall S11

12:00pm

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
CTL 3

12:00pm

Good Practical Science: making it work in secondary schools S03
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.

Speakers
LG

Lauren Golding

Gatsby Charitable Foundation
avatar for Niki Kaiser

Niki Kaiser

Chemistry teacher and Research Lead, Norwich Research School at Notre Dame
Niki Kaiser is a teacher and Research Lead. Prior to becoming a teacher, she carried out post-doctoral research in Marine Biogeochemistry, and Niki has combined her interest in research with her love for teaching in a number of ways. She started Journal Clubs for students and colleagues... Read More →
avatar for John Holman ASE President and Nan Davies, The Wellcome Trust

John Holman ASE President and Nan Davies, The Wellcome Trust

Advisor, ASE President
Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department, University of York. President, Royal Society of Chemistry, July 2016. Senior Adviser in Education at the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Foundation.  Founding Director of the National Science Learning Centre from 2004 until September... Read More →



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

12:00pm

Using Dry Ice for Science Demonstrations REPEATED W77
This presentation will include a series of demonstrations which use dry ice to bring elements of the primary and secondary national curiculum to life. Mike is a chemical engineer and has worked with dry ice for over a decade he regularly visits schools to provide demonstrations. Areas covered include phase change and (safe!) explosions, small water rockets powered by dry ice, how to make fizzy grapes, classroom fog effects, instant icecream, vortex rings, making a comet, cloud chambers and more - if there's time! The presentation will explain how you can use dry ice for lessons and open evenings.

Safety issues and practical matters such as how to order, use and store dry ice will also be covered.

Proposers
avatar for Chillistick

Chillistick

A6, Chillisticks Ltd.
Hello! Chillistick is the leading supplier of dry ice for schools in the UK. We also manufacture hardware to enable the curriculum to come to life for both Primary and Secondary students. In our demonstrations we will be showing indoor flying rockets, (safe!) explosions how to make... Read More →

Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rendall LT3

12:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr David Crowther

Dr David Crowther

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

Exhibitors
avatar for NSTA  USA

NSTA USA

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


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

12:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Bonfield

Dawn Bonfield

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


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rendall LT1

12:00pm

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

Speakers
HS

Helen Steer

Do It Kits



12:00pm

Wireless Datalogging in Action REPEATED W15
Learn how wireless technology will connect your logger to Ipads, Iphones, Android phones, tablets and the PC. Bring your own device and join in.

Speakers
BH

Barry Hawkins

Data Harvest

Exhibitors
avatar for Data Harvest Group

Data Harvest Group

Sales Director, Data Harvest Group Ltd.
Worldwide suppliers of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math equipment (STEM) for over 35 years; whether it's hardware or software, Data Harvest offers multi award-winning, high quality, innovative and affordable educational solutions. EasySense Data Logging Range Science Data... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CTL 1

12:00pm

DNA fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED W142
Timstar are offering a fun and exciting hands-on practical session using PCR and Gel electrophoresis techniques to obtain a DNA fingerprint. This demonstrates how easy this can be done within the science practical lesson. Results are guaranteed every time with Edvotek equipment and kits.

Speakers
avatar for Lucienne McCallum

Lucienne McCallum

Regional Sales Manager, Timstar
I have been part of the Science Education Industry for 17 years. I joined Timstar Laboratory Suppliers in 2007. Prior to working in this Industry I was a Microbiologist doing lots of interesting testing on water, waste and food samples. I have a real passion for Science which has... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

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


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rendall S6

12:30pm

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
Teaching and learning in science at primary and secondary. I'm involved with developing teaching materials and running CPD with a particular focus on scientific enquiry, literacy, maths skills and questioning.

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
Guild of Students Mandela Room

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Ally Davis

Ally Davis

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

Robin Hughes

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


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

12:30pm

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

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

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

This workshop is aimed at teachers of KS3 & 4.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Butler CSciTeach

Rob Butler CSciTeach

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Maths G02

1:00pm

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 and Plants for Schools
Alex is responsible for the Science and Plants for Schools project. She manages our training events, oversees SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and is reviewing and evaluating SAPS’ 300+ resources to ensure that everything we offer is relevant, useful and engaging... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

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 know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


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

1:00pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Professor Danielle George

Professor Danielle George

President, The Association for Science Education
Danielle George is a Professor in Microwave Communication Engineering and is the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Danielle completed her BSc in Astrophysics and MSc in Radio Astronomy at The Victoria University of Manchester based... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CTH A

2:00pm

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
CTL 8

2:00pm

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 and Plants for Schools
Alex is responsible for the Science and Plants for Schools project. She manages our training events, oversees SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and is reviewing and evaluating SAPS’ 300+ resources to ensure that everything we offer is relevant, useful and engaging... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

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 know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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
CTL 3

2:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Hélio Vogas

Hélio Vogas

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


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

2:00pm

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
Guild of Students Gilmour

2:00pm

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

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

2:00pm

Hands-on Electricity Generation REPEATED W21
Workshop that is interactive, engaging and fun. With our hand-held DC generator you can generate electricity and study about energy transformation, energy loss and efficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. Products on display will be from the following 4 fields:1. Generating of Electricity• Genecon... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rendall S4

2:00pm

Learn Science Using Cognitive Science T33
Seneca is a social enterprise that uses cognitive neuroscience to double students’ science performance. Our free homework and revision platform is exam board specific, has been tested in a 1,120 student RCT and was developed with input from leading neuroscientists. We want to create universal access to the best resources.

Speakers
SW

Stephen Wilks

CEO, Seneca
Seneca is a social enterprise that uses cognitive neuroscience to improve students' information retention and understanding. Our platform is free for all schools and has been found in a 1,200 student RCT to improve learning by 105%.

Exhibitors
avatar for Seneca Learning

Seneca Learning

CEO, Seneca
We are a free learning platform that uses psychology and cognitive neuroscience to improve students' learning performance by 105% (1,120 student RCT). We offer exam board specific content, written by examiners, in both our platform and physical form free of charge.


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maths Forsyth

2:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Kate Jones and Rosalyn Bilbrough

Kate Jones and Rosalyn Bilbrough

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


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

2:00pm

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
Chadwick Barkla LT

2:00pm

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
Rendall S9

2:00pm

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

Speakers
CA

Cerian Ayres

Education and Training Foundation


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

2:00pm

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 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 →
BR

Ben Rogers

Paradigm Trust
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
Rendall S3

2:00pm

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 Dr Jan Jaap Wietsma

Dr Jan Jaap Wietsma

Outreach department - Teacher training, University of Twente PreU
During the past years I have worked on the introduction of Lab on a chip technology in the high school classroom. After I introduced a method to make simple Lab on a chip devices from lamination foil, everyone can make such a device in several minutes. Principles of microfluidics... Read More →


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

2:30pm

Engaging Science Students through Simple Practicals & IT W33
Sometimes finding new ideas to engage students can be difficult and time consuming. This session from STEM Learning, using our extensive collection of resources, will give you a hand with some new ideas to share with colleagues and use in the classroom. We will explore a range of simple and inspiring practical ideas for use with students in science lessons that can be used as starters, examples of science concepts, plenaries or STEM Clubs. The practicals will include the use of apps, cheap and easy to use science equipment, gadgets and gizmos and simple ways to capture and magnify images. The session will contain practical ideas for chemistry, biology, physics and the use of technology in the laboratory or classroom.

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
avatar for Simon Quinnell

Simon Quinnell

National Technicians Lead, National STEM Learning Centre
Simon is the National Technician Lead at the National STEM Learning Centre., with responsibility for the technicians programme and practical work. Before working at the National STEM Learning Centre Simon worked as a FE lecturer and Senior Science technician at colleges and schools... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

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


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CTL 1

2:30pm

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

Proposers
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

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

Speakers
avatar for Henning Schou

Henning Schou

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


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

2:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Alison Christoffer

Alison Christoffer

Operations Manager, All About STEM
avatar for Michelle Dow

Michelle Dow

Managing Director, All About STEM


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

3:00pm

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

Speakers
PM

Professor Marcus Grace

Univeristy of Southampton
DC

Dr Carys Hughes

Senior Enterprise Fellow (PGCE Tutor), University of Southampton
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
Rendall S10

3:00pm

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 and Plants for Schools
Alex is responsible for the Science and Plants for Schools project. She manages our training events, oversees SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and is reviewing and evaluating SAPS’ 300+ resources to ensure that everything we offer is relevant, useful and engaging... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

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 know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


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

3:00pm

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
CTL 3

3:00pm

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

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Professor Robin Millar

Professor Robin Millar

University of York
avatar for Mary Whitehouse

Mary Whitehouse

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →
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
Rendall LT7

3:00pm

Light - capturing the fastest thing in the Universe! W146
Explore camera obscuras, pinhole photography and other innovative ways to teach light in the classroom.  Every attendee will make and take away their own 6 month duration exposure, solargraph pinhole camera for their school as well as looking at several obscuras and discovering new ways to teach the wonder of light, the fastest thing in the universe.

Proposers
avatar for Millgate House Education

Millgate House Education

Managing Director, ASE
We're well known for our innovative resources for primary and secondary science and have the pleasure of working with some of the very best names in science education. Whether you're an old friend or new, pop along for a chat and see what's new this year and what we've got planned... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justin Quinnell

Justin Quinnell

Director and Freelance Lecturer, Real Photography CIC
Justin is a world expert in: pinhole photography, camera obscuras and light which he has been teaching for over 25 years. He is an Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University and his recent book, 'Discovering Light' was published last year. His past media activities have ranged from... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rendall S5

3:00pm

Study Like an Athlete: A how-to guide T44
There should be little difference between how athletes train and students study. Athletes achieve mastery through short training sessions, repeating things until they know them. A technological, data-led approach can lead to a revision revolution, recreating these methods and techniques for students, allowing everyone to reach their potential.

Speakers
avatar for Murray Morrison

Murray Morrison

Founder at Tassomai, Tassomai
Founder of Tassomai, an EdTech start up based in East London using innovative techniques from sports and music coaching to help people learn more effectively and get better grades. Through intelligent learning software and multiple choice style “micro-quizzes”, Tassomai builds... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rendall LT5

3:00pm

Technicians' Professional Development S05
Find out how to access CPD and progress to gain Registered Science Technician (RSciTech). Led by the ASE Technicians Committee.

Speakers
JO

Jan O'Connell

ASE Technicians' Committee
LS

Liz Shaw RSciTech

Biology technician, Liverpool College
I have been working as a Biology technician for 9 years. I am passionate about improving the lot of science technicians and I am on the ASE technicians committee. I help to run the annual technicians conference in York. I am involved with a number of activities at school including... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CTH D

3:00pm

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
Rendall LT8

3:00pm

Perimeter Institute's Expanding Universe W103
Explore evidence for the expanding universe, age of the universe, possible future outcomes, and discuss some ideas for how we can teach this amazing idea!

Speakers
NC

Nathan Chow

Consultant, Perimeter Institute
avatar for Stuart Farmer

Stuart Farmer

Education Manager (Scotland), Institute of Physics
I am the Scottish Education Manager for the Institute of Physics. Prior to this I was a teacher of physics in Scotland for over 30 years. Throughout this time I have been active in curriculum and assessment development and providing professional learning for teachers. From 2003 to... Read More →
avatar for Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute

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

Damian Pope

Senior Manager, Perimeter Institute

Exhibitors
avatar for Tonia Williams

Tonia Williams

Perimeter Institute
Explore new and changing ideas about our universe alongside leading physicists. Perimeter Institute shares ideas with students, teachers, and like-minded people through programs and resources that communicate the power, joy, and mystery of science. Perimeter’s award-winning Outreach... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
CTH 4

3:00pm

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

Speakers
AG

Andrew Gardner

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


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

3:00pm

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

Proposers
SS

Susan Scurlock

Primary Engineer

Speakers
SM

Steve Massey

Primary Engineer

Sponsors
avatar for Primary Engineer

Primary Engineer

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


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

3:30pm

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

Speakers
JD

Janinne Delorenzo

Senior Lecturer, University of Worcester
JD

Janinne Delorenzo

Senior Lecturer, University of Worcester, Institute of Education


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Helen Harden

Helen Harden

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


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

4:00pm

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

University of Cambridge and Uppsala
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... Read More →


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

4:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter

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

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

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


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall S11

4:00pm

Hands-on Static Electricity REPEATED W40
Hands-on workshop with activities to study about electrostatics. With an innovative hand-held electrostatic generator continuous static electricity generation is possible even in very humid weather.

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. Products on display will be from the following 4 fields:1. Generating of Electricity• Genecon... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall S4

4:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Ally Davis

Ally Davis

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

Robin Hughes

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


4:00pm

Using Technology in Science W39
Led by the ASE Technicians Committee. This session will use social media, apps and websites to show how you can get the most out of your department, including Facebook and LabLogger.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Wilson

Phil Wilson

RSciTech, Site + Systems Manager

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CTL 1

4:00pm

DNA fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED W34
Timstar are offering a fun and exciting hands-on practical session using PCR and Gel electrophoresis techniques to obtain a DNA fingerprint. This demonstrates how easy this can be done within the science practical lesson. Results are guaranteed every time with Edvotek equipment and kits.

Proposers
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

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

Speakers
avatar for Lucienne McCallum

Lucienne McCallum

Regional Sales Manager, Timstar
I have been part of the Science Education Industry for 17 years. I joined Timstar Laboratory Suppliers in 2007. Prior to working in this Industry I was a Microbiologist doing lots of interesting testing on water, waste and food samples. I have a real passion for Science which has... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Rendall S6

4:00pm

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
Rendall LT3

4:30pm

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
CTL 3
 
Friday, January 5
 

9:30am

CERG: Inclusive practice, how far has science education come since the Warnock report? S10
The lecture will look at the extent to which the notion of inclusive practice, with specific reference to provision for SEND but also at social inclusion more widely, has impacted upon science teaching, and explore some of the barriers which continue to prevail in science education.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Essex

Jane Essex

Lecturer, Chemistry Education Research Group
I am a staunch advocate of science education for everyone, so always good to talk to about inclusion in all its guises. Other hobbies/ obsessions are practical science and science in everyday and heritage contexts.


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

9:30am

Environmental Education in Secondary Science T64
Where is it, what is it and what should the future be? In this session we will set out the current situation of environment education (EE) provision in secondary curriculums in England and share current trends in other countries. We invite you to share your experiences, concerns, insights and suggestions and in so doing contribute to a national study exploring the current and potential future trajectory of EE

Speakers
RC

Rachel Cook

King's College London
avatar for Melissa Glackin

Melissa Glackin

King's College London
Outdoor secondary science education; environmental education; biology field work
HK

Heather King

King's College London


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Chadwick Barkla LT

9:30am

Hands-on Electricity Generation REPEATED W45
Workshop that is interactive, engaging and fun. With our hand-held DC generator you can generate electricity and study about energy transformation, energy loss and efficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. Products on display will be from the following 4 fields:1. Generating of Electricity• Genecon... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Guild of Students Harold Wilson

9:30am

Intervention: Check Points and Pinch Points REPEATED T61
Building on feedback from teachers at previous conferences, we have taken the pinch points forward. The principles can be applied to make your own Check Points and Pinch Points. This session is ideal for those who teach KS3 science and want to include more easy-to-use opportunities for feedback and intervention.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Oxford Science

Oxford Science

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


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Guild of Students Mandela Room

9:30am

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
Maths G02

9:30am

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

Speakers
SM

Steve Martin

Cavendish Lab


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

9:30am

Preparing for GCSE (9-1) Sciences Assessment T59
Over 80,000 students took Edexcel's Y10 GCSE (9-1) exams in 2017. Hear how our detailed analysis highlights trends and help your students prepare for Summer 2018.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers

10:00am

CANCELLED Using Assessment to Improve Learning and Not Just Feed the Tracking Machine T66
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled. 

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Maths 105

10:00am

DIY Curriculum Design: Revisiting the spiral curriculum in a linear GCSE world W48
With the shackles of KS3 national tests and GCSE modules removed it can seem like a long 5 year unguided slog through to GCSE.  In this session we will look at the possibiloties for arranging a 5 year programme of study, revisiting the principles of the spiral curriculum.  Hands on activities looking at organisation of learning are also included.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Kristy Turner

Dr Kristy Turner

School Teacher Fellow, Bolton School/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. I am an active researcher in chemistry education with research interests in assessment design, curriculum, modelling and transition... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Maths G03

10:00am

Ready for AQA Science GCSEs 2018? REPEATED T68
This session will provide advice on how to make the most of AQA assessment resources to prepare your students for the terminal exams in summer 2018. This will include feedback on AQAs Year 10 test , next steps for intervention and how to make the most of the second set of sample specimen papers.

Proposers
Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Maths Proudman

10:00am

Yes We Can! T65
Practical activities that are NOT banned. Some demonstrations of practical activities that are often mistakenly thought to be restriced or banned from the school laboratory. Led by the ASE Health & Safety Specialist Group.

Speakers
RW

Ralph Whitcher

Health & Safety Committee, Association for Science Education

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
CTL 8

10:00am

CANCELLED Skills in Schools T67
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Primary Engineer

Primary Engineer

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


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Maths 106

10:15am

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
CTH A

10:15am

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr Graeme Shannon

Dr Graeme Shannon

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology Education Research Group talks, Biology in the Real World talks, free RSB resources and posters for your classroom, RSB membership for you and your school.


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

10:45am

Progress in Science 11-16 REPEATED T71
Discover how Edexcel's 5 year scheme of work develops knowledge and skills from 11 - 16 with built in tracking and intervention.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr James Hartwell

Dr James Hartwell

Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool
LM

L McClure

Colton Hills Community School

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology Education Research Group talks, Biology in the Real World talks, free RSB resources and posters for your classroom, RSB membership for you and your school.
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

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 know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


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

11:00am

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
CTL 3

11:00am

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
CTH C

11:00am

Quest for Speed REPEATED W95
Highlighting selected Frederiksen lab manuals, we will investigate acceleration and speed: From Galileo’s inclined plane – over free fall, conservation of momentum, the speed of sound, and  supersonic speeds – to finally measuring the speed of light.
Instead of Galileo’s water clock, we use electronic timers and an oscilloscope as our stopwatch.

Proposers
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

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

Speakers
avatar for Henning Schou

Henning Schou

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


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTL 2

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for William Hirst

William Hirst

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

Exhibitors

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

11:00am

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device for a practical science lesson W58
BYOD data logging- Changing the way students gather and analyse data. Bring your device along with Vernier Graphical Analysis App downloaded.

For links to the app please see https://www.inds.co.uk/education/data-logging/software/graphical-analysis-4/

Proposers
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts

Sales and Technical Manager, IDS Education
Over the past 14 years I have worked in the field of data acquisition and sensing. Both in Industry and Education, from primary to graduates and field engineer to cutting edge research. I have an appetite for measuring all sorts both in my personal and work life, whether it’s keeping... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Guild of Students Mandela Room

11:00am

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

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Emeritus Professor of Earth Science Education, Keele University
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
CTL 1

11:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr Rachael Sharpe

Dr Rachael Sharpe

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


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

11:30am

Scientific Skills Progression T79
With GCSE specifications changing every few years, how do we plan for the progression of skills across secondary education? We will look at the difficulties in planning progression for all students across a 5 year period with particular focus on Working Scientifically, Maths and the application of Big Ideas. Strategies for developing a coherent and linked-together approach will be shared, with time for discussion on how they could be implemented into your own context. Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee.

Speakers
avatar for Euan Douglas

Euan Douglas

Head of Science, Saint George Catholic College
Euan Douglas is Head of Science at Saint George Catholic College in Southampton. He has worked in a range of secondary schools across Hampshire for over 10 years. Euan recently joined the Leadership Team at his school, where he has a role developing the curriculum as well as supporting... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Maths Forsyth

11:30am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Niki Kaiser

Niki Kaiser

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


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

12:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr Simon Cork

Dr Simon Cork

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

L McClure

Colton Hills Community School

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology Education Research Group talks, Biology in the Real World talks, free RSB resources and posters for your classroom, RSB membership for you and your school.


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

12:00pm

Awarding at GCSE and A-level Demystified REPEATED T89
This session will provide an update on the process by which GCSE and A-level grades are awarded by AQA and will include consideration of the arrangements for awarding for the first cohort examined against the new GCSE Science specifications. Key messages from the A-level and GCSE science exams in 2017 will also be considered.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum - Science, AQA

Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maths Proudman

12:00pm

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
CTL 3

12:00pm

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
CTH 1

12:00pm

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

Further background information about the session:

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

Speakers
avatar for Chris Bisson

Chris Bisson

Policy Development Manager, Eden Project
avatar for Robbie Kirkman

Robbie Kirkman

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

Rachel Warmington

Plant Pathologist, Eden Project


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

12:30pm

Brave Assessment: Making new qualifications work in the real world T82
As we approach the first round of the new GCSE there is growing anxiety about how our students will fare in their exams. Science leaders and teachers are increasingly required to predict outcomes from an unfamiliar assessment and, quite rightly, intervene to improve the confidence of those students that fall behind where they should be. This important work can only be successful if it is based on robust data. I have developed an approach to secondary assessment that uses what we already know and the power of collective working to give us confidence in the conclusions we draw from student assessment. Those conclusions can then drive our teaching to secure the success of our students. This session will explain the assessment approach and allow hands on exploration of how you can use the information with your students.

Speakers
LR

Lucy Rimmington

Director, Brave Teaching Ltd
Lucy is an education consultant with extensive experience in schools, including several years in leadership and school improvement roles in addition to consistently excellent classroom teaching. Lucy has worked at the heart of government where she influenced education policy, managed... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Developing your Secondary Science Team T92
Explore resources and support out there to help you develop and support your science team

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
BK

Becca Knowles

STEM Learning

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

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


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Guild of Students McAusland Room

12:30pm

Hands-on Static Electricity REPEATED W71
Hands-on workshop with activities to study about electrostatics. With an innovative hand-held electrostatic generator continuous static electricity generation is possible even in very humid weather.

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. Products on display will be from the following 4 fields:1. Generating of Electricity• Genecon... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Guild of Students Harold Wilson

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Sophie Parker

Sophie Parker

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


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

12:45pm

Supporting Lower Attainers to Access GCSE (9-1) Sciences REPEATED T93
Explore and share teaching, learning and assessment strategies to support access to Foundation Tier Combined Science GCSE (9-1) for students targeted at Grades 1 - 3.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter

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


1:00pm

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 and Plants for Schools
Alex is responsible for the Science and Plants for Schools project. She manages our training events, oversees SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and is reviewing and evaluating SAPS’ 300+ resources to ensure that everything we offer is relevant, useful and engaging... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

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 know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


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

1:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for R. Subramaniam

R. Subramaniam

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


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

2:00pm

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 and Plants for Schools
Alex is responsible for the Science and Plants for Schools project. She manages our training events, oversees SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and is reviewing and evaluating SAPS’ 300+ resources to ensure that everything we offer is relevant, useful and engaging... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

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 know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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
CTL 3

2:00pm

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
Maths 1st Floor PC

2:00pm

Preparing for GCSE Assessments in a Linear Qualification REPEATED T46
How best to prepare for linear assessments? A session based on the OCR "Modular to Linear" resource, with ideas and strategies for teachers and learners.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Milne

Sarah Milne

Science Team, OCR
Sarah is a member of the OCR Science Team.  She has worked as a teacher in Edinburgh and Norfolk.  She has organised Science events in Edinburgh.  She also has experience of marking exams
avatar for Ann Wolstenholme

Ann Wolstenholme

Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences, OCR
Ann is a Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences at OCR. She has worked for OCR for the last 8 years, working on and developing OCR’s GCSE Science qualifications.


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CTH C

2:00pm

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

Proposers
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

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

Speakers
avatar for Henning Schou

Henning Schou

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


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

2:00pm

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
Guild of Students McAusland Room

2:15pm

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

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

Speakers
LM

L McClure

Colton Hills Community School
avatar for Malcolm White

Malcolm White

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology Education Research Group talks, Biology in the Real World talks, free RSB resources and posters for your classroom, RSB membership for you and your school.


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

3:00pm

CANCELLED Biology in the Real World: Creating Great Fieldwork T105
How ‘messy’ is real-world fieldwork for biology? How do I create meaningful and engaging fieldwork experiences? Sara Lanyon (Field Studies Council) challenges some common myths about fieldwork, for example “it always rains”, “I cannot predict the outcomes”, “there will always be things I cannot identify”. @FSCUK

Speakers
SL

Sara Lanyon

Biodiversity Education Officer, Field Studies Council
How do we improve our students' STEM skills and mental and physical well being through time spent in local landscapes, exploring biodiversity? I've spent the last 25 years working for The Wildlife Trusts, National Trust, OPAL, the Open University and Field Studies Council. Using examples... Read More →
LM

L McClure

Colton Hills Community School

Exhibitors
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Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology Education Research Group talks, Biology in the Real World talks, free RSB resources and posters for your classroom, RSB membership for you and your school.
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Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council
Field Studies Council, FSC, is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment. Each year over 140,000 people experience FSC, many through our UK wide... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

3:00pm

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

Euan Douglas

Head of Science, Saint George Catholic College
Euan Douglas is Head of Science at Saint George Catholic College in Southampton. He has worked in a range of secondary schools across Hampshire for over 10 years. Euan recently joined the Leadership Team at his school, where he has a role developing the curriculum as well as supporting... 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

Independent Consultant, Sarah Longshaw
I am a former head of science and now lead the Cheshire & Stockport Science Learning Partnership. I also teach two days a week and am the chemistry subject lead for the Cheshire East SCITT. After 23 years in the classroom (with experience at all stages!) I am now enjoying a portfolio... 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 Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →



Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

3:00pm

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 and Plants for Schools
Alex is responsible for the Science and Plants for Schools project. She manages our training events, oversees SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and is reviewing and evaluating SAPS’ 300+ resources to ensure that everything we offer is relevant, useful and engaging... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
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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 know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


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

3:00pm

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
CTL 3

3:00pm

Hands-on Static Electricity REPEATED W85
Hands-on workshop with activities to study about electrostatics. With an innovative hand-held electrostatic generator continuous static electricity generation is possible even in very humid weather.

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. Products on display will be from the following 4 fields:1. Generating of Electricity• Genecon... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Guild of Students Harold Wilson

3:00pm

Making Effective Use of Image Capture, 3D & VR in the Science Lab W86
Various devices can be employed to capture images of scientific investigations in field studies and in the laboratory. This interactive session aims to discuss methods of making effective use of these images in presentations, reports, and peer to peer collaborations. Participants are asked to download the free Nearpod app onto their mobile device before attending the session. https://nearpod.com/

Here is the link to the presentation. 

https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/PzHk6qDuMu

 

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chadwick Barkla LT

3:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Teaching Fellow Science Education, Oxford University Press
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
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Oxford Science

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


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

3:00pm

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
Maths 105

3:15pm

Introduction to Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Astronomy T165
Q&A on the content, structure and assessment of the new Astronomy GCSE.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →


3:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Carol Davenport

Carol Davenport

Director, NUSTEM
Carol is an experienced science educator who has worked with all ages of student – primary, secondary, as well as trainee and experienced teachers.Her teaching career started in Barnsley college as a Physics lecturer.  Following a career break she then  taught physics (and science... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Exploration of the Use of a Computer Simulation to Assess Experimental Skills T111
In recent years, the direct assessment of practical work has been removed from some UK A-level specifications following guidance from the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation. Some have argued that regarding the assessment of practical skills, this has left a vacuum. This session will report upon a preliminary investigation into how a computer simulation might be used to judge certain experimental skills. This may have repercussions within the U.K. examination system and others, e.g. the Chinese Gaokao. I shall demonstrate the suggested methods and discuss the findings of a pilot study.

Speakers
KW

Kevin Walsh

Cambridge University


Friday January 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CTL 6

3:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Woods

Gordon Woods

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


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

3:30pm

Practical work - Practical reality S24
Practical work and the reality of practical work - what do we really mean by practical work?!

Speakers
avatar for Dr Rachael Sharpe

Dr Rachael Sharpe

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


Friday January 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CTH A

4:00pm

CANCELLED Simulations, Models and Animations for Big Ideas in Science T119
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
avatar for David Tymm

David Tymm

Managing Director, Sunflower Learning Ltd

Exhibitors
avatar for Sunflower Learning

Sunflower Learning

Sunflower for Science is a suite of online software that helps students of all abilities engage with difficult scientific concepts in a way that’s clear, interesting and memorable.


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maths 1st Floor PC

4:00pm

If It Doesn't Work, It's Physics T115
A mixture of physics demonstrations covering skills in handling apparatus. The selection of will different from last year, with emphasis on electromagnetism and static electricity

Speakers
GA

Geoff Auty

ASE Volunteer

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CTL 8

4:00pm

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

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Emeritus Professor of Earth Science Education, Keele University
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
CTL 1

4:00pm

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
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STEM Learning

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


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Guild of Students McAusland Room

4:00pm

DNA fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED W59
Timstar are offering a fun and exciting hands-on practical session using PCR and Gel electrophoresis techniques to obtain a DNA fingerprint. This demonstrates how easy this can be done within the science practical lesson. Results are guaranteed every time with Edvotek equipment and kits

Speakers
avatar for Lucienne McCallum

Lucienne McCallum

Regional Sales Manager, Timstar
I have been part of the Science Education Industry for 17 years. I joined Timstar Laboratory Suppliers in 2007. Prior to working in this Industry I was a Microbiologist doing lots of interesting testing on water, waste and food samples. I have a real passion for Science which has... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

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


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CTL 2

4:00pm

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Frances Evans

Frances Evans

ASE Field Officer, ASE

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CTL 5

4:00pm

Talking Science Debate: GCSE Options - An Illusion of Choice? S19
Professor David Read chairs a debate on 'GCSE Options - An Illusion of Choice?' Join hosts Royal Society, Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Physics, Wellcome and Association for Science Education for a lively and topical debate followed by wine, nibbles and networking. Panel members include Tim Oates (Cambridge Assessment), Professor Louise Archer (Karl Mannheim Chair of Sociology of Education, UCL) and Olly Newton (The Edge Foundation).

Speakers
avatar for Professor Louise Archer

Professor Louise Archer

Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, UCL Institute of Education
I am currently the Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education at UCL IOE (2017-) and co-chair of the Sociology Activity Group (with Jessica Ringrose). Previously I was Professor of Sociology of Education at King's College London, where I was also the Director of the Centre... Read More →
avatar for Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter

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

Tim Oates CBE

Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment
Tim Oates is Group Director of Assessment Research and Development at Cambridge Assessment, focussing on national and international research on assessment and measurement. He has published widely on assessment and curriculum. He has undertaken wide-ranging international comparison... Read More →
avatar for Olly Newton

Olly Newton

Edge Foundation
Olly’s job is to find out what works in technical, practical and professional learning, both here in the UK and worldwide. He gathers together the facts, figures, research and empirical evidence to share with policy makers, practitioners and the media. He spent ten years with the... Read More →
avatar for Toby Osborne

Toby Osborne

Deputy Head of Science, Ferndown Upper School
Toby is currently the Deputy Head of Science at Ferndown Upper School, a STEM Specialist school in Dorset.After graduating with a first class degree in molecular genetics from Sussex University, he has taught in four comprehensive schools, as well as leading two chemistry departments... Read More →
avatar for David Read

David Read

Principal Teaching Fellow, University of Southampton, UK
David was a member of the RSC’s Education Division Council from 2009 until 2012, and has been a member of the editorial board of Education in Chemistry since 2009, holding the position of chair since December 2010. David has also worked with a number of A-level awarding bodies... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology Education Research Group talks, Biology in the Real World talks, free RSB resources and posters for your classroom, RSB membership for you and your school.
avatar for Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry

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

Jo Cox

Education Outreach Manager, The Royal Society
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →

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 - 6:00pm
Guild of Students Stanley Theatre

4:30pm

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
Teaching and learning in science at primary and secondary. I'm involved with developing teaching materials and running CPD with a particular focus on scientific enquiry, literacy, maths skills and questioning.

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
Guild of Students Mandela Room

4:30pm

Chemistry Magic Show REPEATED W99
A demonstration of the 'magic' that can be created with Chemistry. Led by members of the ASE Regional Committee.

Speakers
AH

Anthony Hardwicke

Bradfield College
AS

Andrew Szaldo

Highgate School

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
CTH B
 
Saturday, January 6
 

9:30am

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

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

Speakers
RL

Rebecca Lowton

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


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

9:30am

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

Speakers

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

9:30am

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
Teaching and learning in science at primary and secondary. I'm involved with developing teaching materials and running CPD with a particular focus on scientific enquiry, literacy, maths skills and questioning.

Exhibitors
avatar for Practical Action

Practical Action

Head of Education, Practical Action
If you are looking for good quality, FREE resources that will engage your pupils in science and STEM then come along to the Practical Action stand. Set within a real –life global context our popular STEM challenges and other materials fit the UK science curriculum (we have a doc... Read More →


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

9:30am

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 Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Teaching Fellow Science Education, Oxford University Press
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 Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Chadwick Chadwick LT

9:30am

Progress in Science 11-16 REPEATED T121
Discover how Edexcel's 5 year scheme of work develops knowledge and skills from 11 - 16 with built in tracking and intervention.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →


10:00am

'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
Maths Forsyth

10:00am

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bring your own opinions.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Sherborne

Tony Sherborne

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


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

10:00am

Awarding at GCSE and A-level Demystified REPEATED T128
This session will provide an update on the process by which GCSE and A-level grades are awarded by AQA and will include consideration of the arrangements for awarding for the first cohort examined against the new GCSE Science specifications. Key messages from the A-level and GCSE science exams in 2017 will also be considered.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum - Science, AQA

Exhibitors

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Guild of Students Library

10:00am

Best Evidence Science Teaching W104
What’s BEST for KS3 science? This session will introduce Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) - a new collection of free, open-access, research-informed resources for effective engagement, teaching and formative assessment, initially focussed on science at ages 11-14. The resources are being developed by the University of York Science Education Group and the Salters’ Institute. We are running classroom trials with teachers to help develop the resources and add to the research evidence base.

Best Evidence Science Teaching draws upon the best available research evidence to provide resources for:
  • Effective teaching of difficult ideas
  • Purposeful practical work
  • Targeted formative assessment
  • Increased student engagement

Come along to explore sample resources and to find out about collaborating with researchers from the University of York in our classroom trials.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Judith Bennett

Professor Judith Bennett

Salters' Professor of Science Education, UYSEG
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 Alistair Moore

Alistair Moore

Research Fellow & Curriculum Specialist, University of York Science Education Group
My research interests include school science curriculum development, effective formative and summative assessment, scientific literacy, student engagement with science, and teaching of difficult ideas in biology. I have extensive experience in the development of school science curricula... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Guild of Students McAusland Room

10:00am

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 and Plants for Schools
Alex is responsible for the Science and Plants for Schools project. She manages our training events, oversees SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and is reviewing and evaluating SAPS’ 300+ resources to ensure that everything we offer is relevant, useful and engaging... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
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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 know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


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

10:00am

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

Speakers
AH

Anthony Hardwicke

Bradfield College
AS

Andrew Szaldo

Highgate School

Exhibitors
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Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
CTH B

10:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

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

Exhibitors
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Digital Explorer

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



Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

10:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr Martijn van der Spoel

Dr Martijn van der Spoel

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


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

11:00am

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 and Plants for Schools
Alex is responsible for the Science and Plants for Schools project. She manages our training events, oversees SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and is reviewing and evaluating SAPS’ 300+ resources to ensure that everything we offer is relevant, useful and engaging... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

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 know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


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

11:00am

Intervention: Check Points and Pinch Points REPEATED T136
Building on feedback from teachers at previous conferences, we have taken the pinch points forward. The principles can be applied to make your own Check Points and Pinch Points. This session is ideal for those who teach KS3 science and want to include more easy-to-use opportunities for feedback and intervention.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Teaching Fellow Science Education, Oxford University Press
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
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Oxford Science

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Chadwick Chadwick LT

11:00am

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
Maths 103

11:00am

Ready for AQA Science GCSEs 2018? REPEATED T137
This session will provide advice on how to make the most of AQA assessment resources to prepare your students for the terminal exams in summer 2018. This will include feedback on AQAs Year 10 test , next steps for intervention and how to make the most of the second set of sample specimen papers.

Proposers
Exhibitors

Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Guild of Students Library

11:00am

Supporting Lower Attainers to Access GCSE (9-1) Sciences REPEATED T133
Explore and share teaching, learning and assessment strategies to support access to Foundation Tier Combined Science GCSE (9-1) for students targeted at Grades 1 - 3.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter

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


11:00am

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
Teaching and learning in science at primary and secondary. I'm involved with developing teaching materials and running CPD with a particular focus on scientific enquiry, literacy, maths skills and questioning.

Exhibitors
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Collins

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


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

11:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for William Hirst

William Hirst

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

Exhibitors

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

11:30am

DNA fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED W116
Timstar are offering a fun and exciting hands-on practical session using PCR and Gel electrophoresis techniques to obtain a DNA fingerprint. This demonstrates how easy this can be done within the science practical lesson. Results are guaranteed every time with Edvotek equipment and kits.

Speakers
avatar for Lucienne McCallum

Lucienne McCallum

Regional Sales Manager, Timstar
I have been part of the Science Education Industry for 17 years. I joined Timstar Laboratory Suppliers in 2007. Prior to working in this Industry I was a Microbiologist doing lots of interesting testing on water, waste and food samples. I have a real passion for Science which has... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Timstar

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
CTL 1

12:00pm

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 and Plants for Schools
Alex is responsible for the Science and Plants for Schools project. She manages our training events, oversees SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and is reviewing and evaluating SAPS’ 300+ resources to ensure that everything we offer is relevant, useful and engaging... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

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 know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


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

12:00pm

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

ASE Volunteer

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


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

12:00pm

Tuition with a Conscience: Levelling the field with tech T145
Private tuition is elitist, unfair and ripe for disruption - data-driven software and technology can support teaching and improve student performance, levelling the playing field.

Speakers
avatar for Murray Morrison

Murray Morrison

Founder at Tassomai, Tassomai
Founder of Tassomai, an EdTech start up based in East London using innovative techniques from sports and music coaching to help people learn more effectively and get better grades. Through intelligent learning software and multiple choice style “micro-quizzes”, Tassomai builds... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

12:30pm

CANCELLED Programming Robots in Python W124
Unfortunately this session can no longer be run (the presenter is currently stuck in the US thanks to bad weather).  If you would be interested in hearing more about the topic please email L.A.Dennis@liverpool.ac.uk

Speakers
avatar for Louise Dennis

Louise Dennis

Knowledge Exchange Support Officer, University of Liverpool
Presenting the University of Liverpool's free resources for programming Raspberry Pi based robots in Python.

Sponsors
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Maths G03

12:30pm

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

Speakers
MG

Menna Goodwin

Liverpool John Moores University
avatar for Dr Andrea C. Mallaburn

Dr Andrea C. Mallaburn

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

Linda Seton

Liverpool John Moores University


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

1:30pm

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
CTH 4

2:00pm

Preparing for GCSE Assessments in a Linear Qualification REPEATED T127
How best to prepare for linear assessments? A session based on the OCR "Modular to Linear" resource, with ideas and strategies for teachers and learners.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Milne

Sarah Milne

Science Team, OCR
Sarah is a member of the OCR Science Team.  She has worked as a teacher in Edinburgh and Norfolk.  She has organised Science events in Edinburgh.  She also has experience of marking exams
avatar for Ann Wolstenholme

Ann Wolstenholme

Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences, OCR
Ann is a Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences at OCR. She has worked for OCR for the last 8 years, working on and developing OCR’s GCSE Science qualifications.

Sponsors
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CTH C

2:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Oxford Science

Oxford Science

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


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

2:00pm

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

Speakers
CM

Caroline Molyneux

Deputy HeadteacherSharples School


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maths G03

2:00pm

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

Speakers

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

2:00pm

The PERFORM Project in Action W126
This workshop will enable participants to engage with some of the activities developed from the PERFORM project that brought performing arts and science together.

Speakers
HB

Hannah Berg

University of Bristol
EC

Ellie Cripps

University of Bristol
EH

Ellie Hart

University of Bristol
JJ

Jon James

University of Bristol


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Maths G02

2:30pm

A Comparison of Science Teacher and Headteacher Perceptions of Scientific Literacy T154
There is currently disparity between the views of Headteachers and Science teachers regarding Science education within Wales. The session will explore some of these differences.

Speakers
GD

Gemma Dale

Bangor University


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Guild of Students McAusland Room

3:00pm

DNA fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED W156
Timstar are offering a fun and exciting hands-on practical session using PCR and Gel electrophoresis techniques to obtain a DNA fingerprint. This demonstrates how easy this can be done within the science practical lesson. Results are guaranteed every time with Edvotek equipment and kits.

Speakers
avatar for Lucienne McCallum

Lucienne McCallum

Regional Sales Manager, Timstar
I have been part of the Science Education Industry for 17 years. I joined Timstar Laboratory Suppliers in 2007. Prior to working in this Industry I was a Microbiologist doing lots of interesting testing on water, waste and food samples. I have a real passion for Science which has... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
CTL 1

3:35pm

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

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Rendall LT1