The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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Reduced Scale Science: A New Way to Improve Practical Work (Repeated) - T84

Friday 9th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : HumSS, VE LT

Speakers

  1. Bob Worley - CLEAPSS

Practical procedures for pupils using conventional equipment are often time-consuming and left out of teaching, consequently lowering pupil expectations of secondary school science. Small-scale chemistry is quick, saves on chemicals and offers variety in presentation. The course covers indicators, precipitation, salt preparation, reaction kinetics, iron/sulphur reactions, working with toxic gases and carrying out small-scale vigorous reactions.

Inspiring Primary Science: Novel & Fun Ways to Engage Your Pupils! - BC07

Friday 9th January 2015

10:30 - 12:00

Location : Chemistry, LT 2

Speakers

  1. Dr Mark - Dr Mark�s INSPIREducation

�Dr Mark� is back again! This lively and �inspirational� session - especially for PRIMARY teachers - is packed full of simple, novel �hands-on� science experiments from across the science curriculum. The activities will help you put a �WOW!-Factor� into your science lessons, and more fully engage your pupils! Featured on Teachers� TV, Dr Mark�s activities will stimulate �creative thinking�, and get your pupils thinking and talking �scientifically�! The resources provided are worth �200, and include full details of about 150 experiments!

Heavy Breathing - W39

Friday 9th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : AMS, G8

Speakers

  1. Barry Hawkins - Data Harvest

Use modern sensors to explore breathing, ventilation and lung volumes. See how the technology has moved on from large clumsy water filled devices and temperamental paper drum recorders. If you have your own iPad or WiFi laptop to use, install the easy sense app and share the data.

Teaching Electronics - W40

Friday 9th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : AMS, Lab 166

Speakers

  1. Dr David Ward - Greater Manchester STEM Centre

We are running a seminar session that revisits an exciting time in the teaching of electronics when it was in the domain of the Science Department. Our organisation has retained the equipment from the 1980s and 1990s - principally that linked to the Micro-electronics for All (mfa) programme. We will setting up much of this equipment and some from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) to explore its relevance for their use in 2015. I am sure we'll reminisce as well. If you have specific reasons to attend this session do email before - hand and we'll tailor more of the session to your interest.

Better Practicals, Better Learning: Improve your Skills (Hands-On!) (Repeated) - D15

Friday 9th January 2015

11:00 - 13:00

Location : HumSS, 124 & 125

Speakers

  1. Matt Endean - CLEAPSS

A chance to get hands-on and try out new and interesting practical activities covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Many of these are based on the reduced scale principle. Also you can make your own equipment which you get to take back to school with you.

Tick your Sticker! Differentiated learning outcomes that lead to effective self assessment, marking and feedback - OC2

Friday 9th January 2015

11:00 - 11:30

Location : Exhibition Marquee, Open Conference

Speakers

  1. Anna Mead CSciTeach - Vandyke Upper School

Getting to Good - W44

Friday 9th January 2015

11:00 - 13:00

Location : HumSS, 126

Speakers

  1. Fran Dainty - National Science Learning Centre

Teachers in difficult and challenging circumstances need support in 'getting to Good'. This workshop puts teaching and learning at the heart of moving the science department forward. The online self-evaluation tool developed by the Science Learning Centres is a useful starting point to define current provision, and look at how to identify the next steps needed, in a can-do approach.

Developing Schemes of Learning for the New Programme of Study in KS1&2 - BC09

Friday 9th January 2015

11:00 - 13:00

Location : Palmer, 108

Speakers

  1. Ed Walsh - Cornwall Learning

The new Programme of Study for Science at KS1&2 presents challenges and opportunities. This course will explore how �Working Scientifically� can be integrated across topics and used to develop pupil participation and engagement. It also looks at ways of approaching some of the more challenging aspects, such as astronomy and evolution. Furthermore, in the absence of levels, it proposes how the development of learning outcomes can not only facilitate the tracking of progress but can inform effective planning and teaching.

Adventures in a Primary Science Teacher's World - T85

Friday 9th January 2015

11:00 - 12:00

Location : AMS, 135 LT

Speakers

  1. Dr Lynne Bianchi - University of Manchester
  2. Sarah Earle - Bath Spa University
  3. Kathy Schofield - Primary Science Teaching Trust

How do we really make a difference to a primary science teacher�s world? What kind of CPD is most relevant today? Can research really influence practice and vice versa? These and other fascinating questions cut to the core of the work of the Primary Science Teaching Trust�s �Hubs� activity, located across the UK. Come and learn what�s happening, what PSTT can offer, add to the discussions and explore how you might get involved.

Improving Science Expertise - T88

Friday 9th January 2015

11:00 - 13:00

Location : Palmer, G10

Speakers

  1. Dr Hilary Leevers - Wellcome Trust
  2. Louise Stubberfield - Wellcome Trust

Primary teachers tell us that access to subject-specific high-quality continuing professional development (CPD) that addresses subject knowledge, pedagogy and subject leadership is the key to improving science teaching. But how can we be sure that this makes a difference? Join us to hear about the outcomes of an extended randomised control trial researching the impact of CPD on teachers, their pupils and their science leadership. Discuss the findings and consider what is next for primary science.

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