The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2017 - University of Reading

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Health & safety for heads of science - T61

Friday 6th January 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Speakers

  1. Steve Jones - CLEAPSS

Come and find out how health & safety law should work in a busy working science department.

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

AQA & CLEAPSS Practical Hub networking - D06

Friday 6th January 2017

09:30 - 10:00

Join us for coffee (and cake!) in the AQA Practical Hub.

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

Classroom messages from physics education research - T58

Friday 6th January 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Speakers

  1. James de Winter - Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

A whirlwind tour through some of the key messages that have emerged from the physics education research (PER) community. The aim is to draw out highlights and look to make some suggestions for what physics teachers might want to consider, challenge or change about what we do in the classroom.

Contact email for web/handbook : jad26@cam.ac.uk

BATW: Fertility and the future of IVF - T62

Friday 6th January 2017

09:30 - 10:15

Speakers

  1. Sophie Clarke - Imperial College London

Infertility affects 1 in 6 couples, with ~18,000 babies conceived each year in the UK through fertility treatment. The discovery of the novel hormone kisspeptin has furthered our understanding of the control of the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Gonadal axis. Research has shown that there may be a role for kisspeptin in treating fertility disorders that is safer and more effective than current treatments.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.yourhormones.info

CANCELLED: Teaching with mysteries - W55

Friday 6th January 2017

09:30 - 10:30

An overview of the European TEMI project, founded on research-based principles and incorporating the use of mysteries, Showmanship, the 5E cycle, presentation Skills and 'gradual release of responsibility' to help improve the quality of practical work. The talk will include how to access CPD, resources and sample materials

Contact email for web/handbook : www.teachingmysteries.eu

Blank slate or a tangle of preconceptions? What do 11 year olds really understand about Evolution? - T54

Friday 6th January 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Speakers

  1. Dana Buchan - University of Bath

This session will discuss the pre-conceptions that year 6 students bring into the classroom and give practical guidance on how to overcome common misconceptions.

Contact email for web/handbook : l.buchan@bath.ac.uk

Brenda Keogh lecture - S15

Friday 6th January 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Speakers

  1. Paul Tyler - Mearns Primary School
  2. Linda Mckee - Antrim Primary School

Teachers including Paul Tyler from Mearns Primary School Linda McKee from Antrim Primary School, Toby Tyler from Great Moor Infant Community SchoolBryony Turford, an independent consultant, share their best practice and recommended resources.

Spaced learning research project: a case study in schools leading a research project. - T56

Friday 6th January 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Speakers

  1. Alastair Gittner - Stocksbridge High School

Spaced Learning Research Project: A Case Study in schools leading a research project. Come and hear about our provisional findings from the feasibility studies we have undertaken over the past year Stocksbridge High School and the Hallam Teaching School Alliance are the only schools to be leading one of the EEF/Wellcome Trusts educational research projects into the application of neuroscience into education. In this presentation Alastair Gittner, the project leader, will present the evolution and development of the project from initial conception through to write up. If you have an interest in running an educational project this presentation will give a good overview of the highs and lows, applying for grants, managing finances, timelines and working with academic researchers.

Contact email for web/handbook : AGittner@stocksbridgehigh.sheffield.sch.uk

KS4 science for lower attainers - W57

Friday 6th January 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Speakers

  1. Dr Tracey Baxter

Dr Tracey Baxter leads a workshop in strategies to engage and motivate lower ability students in the new KS 4 POS and prepare them to enter Foundation level GCSE and link with new Entry Level Certificates.

Personalities in science lessons - T71

Friday 6th January 2017

10:00 - 12:00

Speakers

  1. Jane Still - Compassionate Learning
  2. Dr Neil Ingram - The Graduate School of Education

This session introduces the ideas behind the Enneagram typology of personality and applies them to everyday contexts in science classrooms, such as practical activities and personalised learning strategies.

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

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