The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2017 - University of Reading

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AQA A level biology essay - T39

Thursday 5th January 2017

14:30 - 15:30

Location : HumSS, G10

Speakers

  1. Withington Girls' School

The 25 mark synoptic essay question has been a feature of AQA biology for many years. Sue will help those new to AQA or who want to have a better understanding of how to prepare their students for this important question which allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and thinking skills.

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

Biology practicals that work REPEATED - W47

Thursday 5th January 2017

15:00 - 16:00

Location : AMS, G11

Speakers

  1. Science and Plants for Schools - Bronwen Richards
  2. Science and Plants for Schools

Looking for reliable biology practicals? We�ve got a lab full of ideas for you, with engaging and affordable practicals on a range of key curriculum topics. We�ll be troubleshooting old favourite practicals, and introducing new ones for GCSE and A-level. Stay for 10 minutes or two hours: inspiration is guaranteed!

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

GCSE physics (9-1) for newbies - W137

Thursday 5th January 2017

15:00 - 17:00

Location : Palmer, 102

Speakers

  1. Momentum Physics

Aimed at non-specialists and NQTs, this session provides ideas/strategies for teaching the trickier topics (old and new) in the new GCSE specification.

BERG: Year 10 students' perceptions of neurons and brains: a case study. - T41

Thursday 5th January 2017

15:00 - 16:00

Location : Carrington, 201

Speakers

  1. University of Sussex - Professor Jonathan Bacon

We discuss the findings from a small scale year long study of Year 10 students understanding of the brain through using an intervention called the Neuron Box.

Contact email for web/handbook : Andy ajg30@sussex.ac.ukJonathan j.p.bacon@sussex.ac.uk

New for 2017- Geology rocks! - T40

Thursday 5th January 2017

15:00 - 16:00

Location : Henley Business School, G14

Speakers

  1. OCR

Information sharing for A level Earth Sciences teachers, introducing the new OCR A level Geology qualification, for first teaching from September 2017. To include a review of new content, the assessment model, practical skills development and the role of fieldwork.

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

Kavli education medal reception - R01

Thursday 5th January 2017

15:00 - 16:00

Location : Palmer, 104

CLEAPSS practical hub workshop REPEATED - W50

Thursday 5th January 2017

15:00 - 16:00

Location : HumSS, 124/125

Speakers

  1. CLEAPSS

A chance to get hands on, carry out new and exciting practicals and even make equipment to take back to school.

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

The maths of art and the art of maths - S23

Thursday 5th January 2017

15:00 - 16:00

Location : Palmer, G10

From composers to painters, writers to choreographers, the mathematician�s palette of shapes, patterns and numbers has proved a powerful inspiration. Artists can be subconsciously drawn to the same structures that fascinate mathematicians as they hunt for interesting new structures to frame their creative process. Professor du Sautoy will explore the hidden mathematical ideas that underpin the creative output of well-known artists and reveal that the work of the mathematician is also driven by strong aesthetic values.

Line of sight to work - W48

Thursday 5th January 2017

15:00 - 16:00

Location : Palmer, 103

Speakers

  1. City and Islington College

Vocational teaching and learning for should have a �clear line of sight to work'to help learners succeed and support businesses in gaining employees with relevant skills and knowledge.

Exploring the role of science in technical education - S27

Thursday 5th January 2017

15:00 - 16:00

Location : Palmer, G01/02

Speakers

  1. Gatsby Charitable Foundation - Daniel Sandford Smith
  2. Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Findings from the recent report into Technical Education in the UK.

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