The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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Collaborating for Engagement - T59

Thursday 8th January 2015

16:00 - 17:00

Location : Palmer, 103

Speakers

  1. Beth Hawkins - Science Museum
  2. Rajiv Joshi - Seven Kings High School

What happens when a museum and a university collaborate with schools to improve science engagement? King�s College London and the Science Museum group have been working with secondary schools nationwide to develop research-informed techniques to increase �science capital� and improve secondary students� engagement with science, with the aim of enhancing participation in post-16 science. Come hear from museum educators, university researchers and teachers about their experience with the project and discuss ways the techniques might be used in your school.

Supporting Effective Teaching and Learning: Science Subject Leaders - T61

Thursday 8th January 2015

16:00 - 17:00

Location : Carrington, 101

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 �New and Aspiring Heads of Science� course and previous participants.

Titrations and More... - W30

Thursday 8th January 2015

16:00 - 17:00

Location : AMS, Lab G8

Speakers

  1. Barry Hawkins - Data Harvest

Titration made accessible to all. A set of graded individual practicals for you to do and explore. Emphasis will be on standard pH titration but conductivity and thermometric will also be considered. Bring your own iPad or WiFi laptop to use, install the easy sense app and join in.

The Spinning Jelly in Reading - T56

Thursday 8th January 2015

16:00 - 17:00

Location : HumSS, VE LT

Speakers

  1. Keith Gibbs - Schoolphysics

If you enjoy Physics experiments, or would like to see some more fun and informative demonstrations then this talk is for you. There will be about thirty experiments demonstrated from jellies, simulated lunar craters and a wolf whistling rodent! There is lots of audience participation so come and play the saw, see forces at work and defy gravity with a paper clip! You will certainly go away with some new ideas to help the teaching of physics in your school.

BERG - The New Yourgenome.org Website - T57

Thursday 8th January 2015

16:00 - 17:00

Location : Palmer, 108

Speakers

  1. Francesca Gale - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,
  2. Steve Scott

Yourgenome.org is a comprehensive website with information and classroom resources on genetics and genomics. It has been extensively redesigned to support teaching of the genomics content in the new GCSE and A-level curricula. Developed by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, home of the Human Genome Project and world-leading research institute, Yourgenome.org is an accurate and respected teaching, study and revision tool. Find out how yourgenome.org can help your students discover more about genomics and its implications on our health and society.

Getting Practical About Assessing Science - Debate - T60

Thursday 8th January 2015

16:00 - 18:00

Location : HumSS, G25

Speakers

  1. Prof Michael Reiss - National Science Learning Centre
  2. TBC

Professor Michael Reiss chairs this debate that explores �assessment of practical science�. Hosted by the National Science Learning Network, the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust. Come along and join us for a glass of wine and debate.

Earth Theme - Dougal Jerram: Beyond Fierce Earth - The Grand Canyon by Wooden Boat! - T55

Thursday 8th January 2015

16:00 - 17:00

Location : Chemistry, LT 1

Speakers

  1. Dougal Jerram - The ESTA/ESEU Distinguished Speaker

Earth science in the media: from Fierce Earth (CBBC) to Operation Grand Canyon (BBC2, Discovery), Dougal will talk about his experiences in Science Outreach. Highlights include: In 1869, nine men entered the unknown and unmapped Grand Canyon in three wooden boats, not knowing what they would find. In 2013, nine men in replica wooden boats entered the Grand Canyon on a new expedition, to follow in the footsteps of the 1869 adventure.

Pollen from Lake Mud: A Window into Amazonia's Hidden Past - T54

Thursday 8th January 2015

16:00 - 17:00

Location : Henley, G10

Speakers

  1. Dr Frank Mayle - Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of Reading

The analysis of fossil pollen grains from lake sediments can provide important insights into Amazonia�s history, extending over thousands to millions of years. This can help us understand the origin of Amazonia�s remarkable biodiversity, its resilience (or sensitivity) to climate change, and the impact of indigenous human societies before the arrival of Europeans. This holds important lessons for scientists seeking to understand current and future threats to this globally-important rainforest ecosystem.

Constructivist Theatre Instruction - T68

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 12:30

Location : Henley, G14

Speakers

  1. Ngozi J. Anyaegbunam - University of Nigeria

The work demonstrates the procedures for the development of a Constructivist Theatre Instruction (CTI) package which can be used for teaching any content e.g. HIV and AIDS. - Training process for script writing - Enlightenment programme on HIV and AIDS content area - Actual script writing by participants - Script vetting and selection by experts - Acting, videoing and packaging of selected script - Rating of the Constructivist Theatre Instruction Package

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.

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