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

University of Gloucestershire
Senior Lecturer in Primary Science
Cheltenham
I am endlessly intrigued by questions about the purpose of this thing we call 'education'. Here are some examples of what I like to mull over:

What's the point of teaching science in the primary school? Is it to help children remember random facts or to develop their ability to think? What is the point of homework in primary schools? Is it to enthuse children with interesting questions about scientific phenomena or to drive them to tears and make sure they have a good row with their parents? How do we help new teachers learn the craft of promoting meaningful learning? Do we give them some tips for teaching or engage them in a process of research-informed and evidence-based evaluation?

Recent Book: Action research for new teachers (Forster and Eperjesi, 2017).