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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David Allen

University of Hertfordshire
Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, ASE Primary Committee, Primary Science Editorial Board, PSQM SLT
Areas of Interest:
Drama and Science
Art and Science
Science and English
Assessment for Learning

I worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed a passion for science, art and design, improvised drama, creativity and developing initiatives for higher attaining children. I am now an Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching at the University of Hertfordshire where I am also Science Lead and Art Lead across the ITE programmes.
I recently completed my Masters in Science education at King’s College London and my research explored using drama as a formative assessment tool in primary science. I enjoy writing and, having written chapters focusing on ‘the transition from Key Stage 1 to Key stage 2’, ‘Mentoring Associate Teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers’ and ‘Creativity in Science’. My most recent publication is: ‘Science Meets English’. This book, written with Naomi Hiscock, includes a series of creative learning challenges to be covered in Science and English lessons, with a balanced emphasis placed upon both subjects.