The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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Supporting Effective Teaching and Learning: Science Subject Leaders - T61

Thursday 8th January 2015

16:00 - 17:00

Location : HumSS, 125

Speakers

  1. Gill Gunnill - National Science Learning Centre

MyScience, through the network of Science Learning Centres and the National STEM Centre supports teachers throughout their career. This session will look at how we can support those who are in post already as a head of department, or those who are aspiring to move into a leadership role with their school or college. You will have the opportunity to discuss with those involved in the delivery of our ´┐ŻNew and Aspiring Heads of Science´┐Ż course and previous participants.

NAIGS Day - NAIGS

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 17:00

Location : HumSS, 127

The Future of Cities and Urban Retrofitting - T64

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Henley, G10

Speakers

  1. Prof Tim Dixon - School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading

Cities consume more than 75% of global energy and emit more than 70% of global greenhouse gases, yet they are powerful hubs and centres of urban innovation, and provide opportunities for economies of scale in tackling environmental issues. I will suggest how cities can respond to global challenges of energy, water and waste systems, and I will provide examples of how cities are planning for a more sustainable future by 2050.

Progression: Getting it Right in Science Departments - T69

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Palmer, 102

Speakers

  1. Nich O'Brian - ASE
  2. Lorna Monroe

This session is lead by science teachers who are going to discuss progression and assessment for learning with examples of good practice from their own teaching.

Growing Up Bilingual: Cognitive, Linguistic and Literacy Issues - T65

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Henley, G15

Speakers

  1. Prof Jason Rothman & Prof Ianthi Tsimpli - School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
  2. Prof Ianthi Tsimpli

Bilingualism in childhood is becoming a frequent phenomenon in the UK and abroad. Linguists and psychologists regard bilingualism as an advantage for the child's developing abilities in cognition, such as attention, memory and flexibility. However, levels of proficiency in each language required for literacy

Buzz Aldrin Space Academy - W36

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 11:30

Location : AMS, Lab G4

Speakers

  1. Sotira Trifourki - Artemis Space

The Buzz Aldrin Innovation Institute (BAii) is an global initiative that fosters innovation in a variety of skill building fields. Students from early years to university level are inspired by using Space as a platform to increase their competencies by working with experts in the field of their interests. The Space Academy is an opportunity for young people to acquire 21st Century knowledge and skills through exploring space science, developing their ideas into experiments and applications and participating in real space missions.

AQA A-level Chemistry: New Specification (Repeated) - T63

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : HumSS, 25

Speakers

  1. Caroline Chambers - AQA

An introduction to our new Chemistry specification. Come and learn about the changes to our A-levels, including linear assessment and how practical work will be assessed.

Language of Mathematics in Science - W31

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Palmer, 107

Speakers

  1. Marianne Cutler - ASE
  2. Richard Needham

ASE teacher members have raised concerns on many occasions over recent years that mathematical aspects of science are often not well understood by their students. Teachers are also concerned that they may be using different terminology or approaches when explaining ideas compared to those used by mathematics teachers, which can lead to confusion. At this particular time when new science curriculum statements give more prominence to mathematical skills, ASE is clear that science teachers will need support in effectively preparing to meet the challenges of these changes. This project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is developing guidance materials for KS3/4 teachers. This workshop invites teachers to identify and discuss issues for their students in effectively using mathematics in science.

CANCELLED - Teaching about Energy and Climate Change - T67

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : AMS, 133

Speakers

  1. Keith Ross - ATSE

Physicists (and the national curriculum) now talk about energy stores and transfers, with electricity, light and sound becoming simply ways of transferring energy from one store to another. Can this approach also be used in teaching chemistry and biology? This talk takes a look at the way the word energy is used in everyday language and links it with the idea of energy dissipation and conservation. Examples will be taken from topics related to the understanding of climate change.

Pearson BTEC Level Applied Science L2 & L3 Update - T73

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Henley, 208

Speakers

  1. Elena Softley - Pearson
  2. TBC

This session will give you an overview of the changes to BTEC Applied Science in terms of qualification redevelopments, assessment and accountability.

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