The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2017 - University of Reading

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Registration & coffee - I01

Wednesday 4th January 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Palmer, G03/04/05

International Day: Welcome - I02

Wednesday 4th January 2017

10:30 - 10:45

Location : Palmer, G10

Practical physics ideas to inspire - I03

Wednesday 4th January 2017

10:50 - 11:45

Location : Palmer, 106

Speakers

  1. Hooked on Physics
  2. SciChem

The session will share how well thought through practical work can transform students'perception of physics as being boring, hard and irrelevant, to being engaging, accessible and relevant to everything that is around them!

Global learning - I05

Wednesday 4th January 2017

10:50 - 11:45

Location : Palmer, G01/02

Speakers

  1. ASE

An introduction to ASE's resources with a global dimension including those funded by Research Councils UK and those developed in partnership with Practical Action through the Global Learning Programme.

Developing scientific thinking through inquiry - I09

Wednesday 4th January 2017

10:50 - 11:45

Location : Palmer, 102

This session for KS2,3 and 4 looks at inquiry learning in STEM subjects. It will look at a range of simple authentic practical activities and how you engage students in inquiry approach. The focus will be on how this approach helps students with scientific thinking and understanding of Nature of Science.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.kcl.c.uk/sails

The latest developments in microchemistry REPEATED - I04

Wednesday 4th January 2017

10:50 - 11:45

Location : Palmer, 109

Speakers

  1. CLEAPSS

Microscale chemistry: Low cost and quickly performed procedures to enhance students' chemistry experience in all parts of chemical education and add variety to your lessons.In the past I have shown visitors to ASE, Microscale chemistry techniques gathered from all around the world. These techniques are usually associated with providing hands-on experience for students starting chemistry education or learning the subject in schools with no laboratory facilities. Teachers often think it has no place in more advanced courses.In this talk with demonstrations, we can apply these simple techniques to challenge students'misunderstandings in how invisible particles interact with water molecules and each other. Chemistry is not magic! It is now easy to show on the bench that molten salts do conduct an electric current. A number of teachers both here and in the States have incorporated the procedures into a seamless lesson of theory, practical and inquiry.I will show you more advanced chemistry uses by preparing and investigating the reactions of "exotic"gaseous alkenes (e.g. propene). This procedure (a useful alternative to smelly cyclohexene) uses a novel technique with 3-way taps and syringes to collect gases initially collected over water. Also I will hydrogenate propene to propane. The phenomenon of paramagnetism in transition metal can be very rapidly shown in precipitates and complexes formed in droplets. Thin layer chromatography is really quick and easy at the micro level. Micro-titrations need not be acid/base, they can cover redox and complexometric reactions as well.By using webcams, USB microscopes or even your mobile phone, teachers and students can make videos for "flipping"or revision. The procedures are often so quick that they can be incorporated into lectures and lessons (even those not in a lab) and stunningly projected onto a large screen."In a little you can see a lot"

Contact email for web/handbook : www.cleapss.org.uk

Content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge of secondary physics educators - I07

Wednesday 4th January 2017

10:50 - 11:45

Location : Palmer, 105

Speakers

  1. Mauritius Institute of Education

Teaching physics entails a continuous reflection of subject content in conjunction with pedagogical content towards understanding the relationship among factual, conceptual and procedural knowledge.

Contact email for web/handbook : science.mie.mu/physics

Routes to doing research with your students in school REPEATED - I06

Wednesday 4th January 2017

10:50 - 11:45

Location : Palmer, 103

The Institute for Research in Schools supports teachers introducing fundamental research projects in science and engineering through resources and training. Free and available now www.researchinschools.org

Contact email for web/handbook : www.researchinschools.org

Learning in a new language - I08

Wednesday 4th January 2017

11:50 - 12:45

Location : Palmer, 111

How do you help your students access information in order to understand scientific ideas when they have a limited understanding of the teaching language? Culturally different learning and response styles can complicate their new learning. Ideas will be given to help student comprehension, oral fluency and therefore scientific understanding.

Contact email for web/handbook : a.gardenier@gmail.com

Teaching controversial issues post-16 REPEATED - I14

Wednesday 4th January 2017

11:50 - 12:45

Location : Palmer, 103

The talk reports on a Wellcome Trust-funded project at Durham University. Data illustrating post-16 students'scientific knowledge and ethical viewpoints pre- and post-participation in "law-in-action"role-plays focusing on these controversial issues will be presented. An opportunity to experience the activities and a role-play is available in a separate workshop session.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.dur.ac.uk/cells

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