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ASE Cymru Regional Conference - The Art of Communication

Date: Saturday 4th October 2014

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Location : National Museum of Wales Cardiff

Cost : FREE

Explore exciting and innovative ways of communicating science in the curriculum. The day features inspirational talks and hands-on workshops aimed at developing confidence in teaching science, and providing plenty of ideas for your lessons. Don't miss a special keynote from ASE president, Professor Alice Roberts on Science and Storytelling. Register for this event for free.

Venue: National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP View directions

Time: Tea and coffee available from 10am. Conference close at 2.30pm.

Lunch: Please bring your own or can be purchased at venue.

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Book online on eventbrite. For further information, please contact or call 029 205 73240.

Conference RatesFee
ASE member Free
Programme - 4 October 2014

Keynote Speaker:
Science and storytelling - Professor Alice Roberts, ASE President 
Using examples from ancient and contemporary culture, this discussion explores how storytelling has been essential to transmitting cultural knowledge within and between generations, for thousands of years. Storytelling is fundamental to the way we share information. Both art and storytelling are important to cooperation and social learning: we naturally share ideas and create cumulative culture. Science now represents a huge and important proportion of our cultural knowledge. Sometimes the story can get lost, when we focus on communicating individual concepts. We need to remember how powerful stories are in communicating ideas.

Workshop sessions
Foundation & KS2: Heather Jackson and Liam Doyle - Storytelling in Science: Literacy and Living Things
KS2 & 3: Liz Terry, Gopher Science Laboratory – Communicating Science
KS3 & 4: Jocelyn Wishart, Making Animations for Teaching and Learning
KS4 & 5: Dayna Mason, Royal Society of Chemistry – Spectroscopy in a Suitcase
KS3-5: Alessio Bernardelli - Have you ever TRULY Mind Mapped? Probably not! A guide to Mind Mapping and memory techniques for science teachers

Plus find out about the Association for Science Education, Primary Science Quality Mark, Chartered Science Teacher and opportunities for school groups to visit the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. ASE in partnership with