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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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Professor Louise Archer

UCL Institute of Education
Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology 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 for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

I am currently the PI of a number of large national projects, including the ten year ESRC funded Aspires/ Aspires2 study (a mixed methods longitudinal tracking of students' science and career aspirations from age 10-18); the Enterprising Science project (a five year research and development project focusing on students from socially disadvantaged communities) and the UK PI of the Youth Equity & STEM project (a four year, UK-US project, focusing on youth equity in informal educational settings, with US PI, Angela Calabrese Barton). Previously I was the lead coordinator of the ESRC's £3m TISME research programme (Targeted Initiative on Science and Mathematics Education).

I am passionate about social justice approaches to education and to the potential for academic research to 'make a difference' to educational policy and practice.