The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2017 - University of Reading

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Spacelink learning foundation projects - T19

Thursday 5th January 2017

12:00 - 13:00

Location : AMS, LT 135

Speakers

  1. Spacelink Learning Foundation - Robert Coombes
  2. Spacelink Learning Foundation

Spacelink is working on ways to increase students taking up STEM subjects. We do this through the theme of Space. We will be discussing some of the projects that we are running to try and inspire students to get involved in STEM. These projects include our Google hangouts project and our Norman White Award.

Contact email for web/handbook : Davidsheltongls@gmail.com

Diary of a scientist / inventor in residence - inquiry-driven and child-driven primary science - W16

Thursday 5th January 2017

12:00 - 13:00

Location : Chemistry, Lab G

Find out what being a Scientist / Inventor in Residence entails, and take away inquiry-driven and child-driven ideas to try for yourself!

Contact email for web/handbook : carole@gillespie.islington.sch.uk

Frontier Science: Atherosclerosis and the oxidation of low density lipoprotein in lysosomes: the enemy within - T20

Thursday 5th January 2017

12:00 - 13:00

Location : Henley Business School, G15

Speakers

  1. School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading

Furring up of arteries with cholesterol leads to atherosclerosis, causing heart attacks and thrombotic strokes. Cholesterol carried in low density lipoprotein (LDL) or �bad cholesterol'is oxidised (becomes rancid) in the walls of arteries and this is thought to be damaging to arteries. We have discovered that LDL can be oxidised not in the extracellular space of the arterial wall, as was thought, but inside organelles called lysosomes in cells. We have also discovered that an antioxidant drug called cysteamine, which accumulates in lysosomes, inhibits LDL oxidation in lysosomes and decreases atherosclerosis in animals.

Teaching with pace and challenge - T27

Thursday 5th January 2017

12:00 - 13:00

Location : Henley Business School, G03

Speakers

  1. Advance Education - Stuart Sherman

Adding pace and challenge to lesson planning to get the most progress and achieve GCSE top grades.

Contact email for web/handbook : stuarttmsherman@hotmail.co.uk

Teaching controversial issues post-16 REPEATED - W165

Thursday 5th January 2017

12:00 - 13:00

Location : Palmer, 108

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

BERG: Primary school teachers'attitudes to teaching evolution and inheritance: Findings from a survey in England. - T22

Thursday 5th January 2017

12:00 - 13:00

Location : Carrington, 201

Speakers

  1. University of Reading - Martha Pipkin
  2. University of Reading

The National Curriculum in England introduced a new programme of study for teaching from 2015 which included the inclusion of the topic of Evolution and Inheritance for year 6. Evolution is considered by scientists to be a fundamental concept in biological science and as such it was considered important that it should be included in the primary curriculum. However, very few primary sector teachers are science specialists and many have not have studied biology beyond the age of 16. This study examines primary school teachers'attitudes to teaching evolution and inheritance:

Follow that bubble chamber trail - particle physics for all classrooms - W23

Thursday 5th January 2017

12:00 - 13:00

Location : Hopkins, 101

Speakers

  1. Perimeter Institute - James de Winter
  2. Perimeter Institute

To be submitted separately.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.perimeterinstitute.ca

Is the practical advisor role for me? REPEATED - T28

Thursday 5th January 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Location : HumSS, G25

Speakers

  1. AQA

A level monitoring visits: come and find out what skills and attributes we're looking for, how to apply and what's involved in the selection process. This sessions will give an insight into best practice we have seen by teachers but also why a second visit is sometimes necessary.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.aqa.org.uk/science

Regional Schools Commissioner - S07

Thursday 5th January 2017

13:00 - 14:00

Location : Palmer, G10

Martin Post started his role as Regional Schools Commissioner for North West London and South Central England (NWLSC) in August 2014. As Regional Schools Commissioner for NWLSC, Martin is responsible for making decisions about the academies and free schools in 27 local authorities. Before his appointment, Martin was Headmaster of Watford Grammar School for Boys for 14 years. Earlier in his career he has also served as both a local leader of education and a national leader of education as well as a trustee of the Teacher Development Trust.

Enhancing sustainability literacy through play! - W27

Thursday 5th January 2017

13:00 - 14:00

Location : Palmer, 102

Speakers

  1. Future We Want

�How Bad are Bananas?'is an extraordinary educational tool and fun way to engage pupils and teachers in deep conversations about carbon emissions and other environmental and social issues. Attendees to the workshop will get to play the game and learn more about its use in schools and in other contexts. The game has been tested with school groups and is suitable for Year 5 and above. Now a member of the Global Learning Programme, the game facilitator, Dr Emma Fieldhouse is exploring how it can support the game�s use in schools.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.futurewewant.co.uk

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