The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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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.

Using the Outdoor Environment for KS1&2 - W45

Friday 9th January 2015

11:00 - 12:00

Location : Palmer, 104

Speakers

  1. Lynette Merrick - GateKeeper Educationl Ltd.

Easy investigations of invertebrates and common plants in the school grounds or local environment, which fulfil many of the requirements of the new Science Curriculum. Delegates will be supplied with sets of ready-to-use activity sheets for pupils and be able to select a free Gatekeeper identification guide from a choice of eleven titles.

AQA A-level Physics: New Qualification (Repeated) - T86

Friday 9th January 2015

11:00 - 12:00

Location : HumSS, 25

Speakers

  1. Matthew Bennett - AQA

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

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.

Introduction to New Pearson Edexcel A-level Chemistry (Repeated) - T87

Friday 9th January 2015

11:00 - 12:00

Location : Henley, 201

Speakers

  1. Damian Riddle - Pearson

Find out more about the changes to Edexcel A level Chemistry, our new specification and how we'll support you in the run-up to 2015 and beyond.

Creative Computing - BC10

Friday 9th January 2015

11:00 - 13:00

Location : HumSS, 127

Speakers

  1. Brian Macken - Science Oxford
  2. Cathy Sturrock - Science Oxford

Science Oxford developed and ran a new project called �Creative Computing�, based around developing skills in programming and computer science of 9-16 year olds. This project used the popular �Arduino� microcontroller as the basis for a number of after-school computing clubs in Secondary schools around Oxfordshire. Come along to see how Science Oxford ran the sessions, as well as having a go at using their equipment yourself. No experience necessary!

Integrating Science and Literacy for Improved Student Learning - W41

Friday 9th January 2015

11:00 - 12:00

Location : Palmer, 106

Speakers

  1. Bill Badders - National Science Teachers Association

Teachers can capitalize on the synergies between science and literacy. Science and literacy share many of the same cognitive strategies, science is the ideal context for literacy learning, and literacy is an essential and authentic part of what scientists do on a daily basis. Literacy connections lead students to understand the nature of science and how scientists read, write and talk about their work. In this hands-on session we'll explore strategies for linking science and literacy that support students� abilities to read, write, and discuss in the context of inquiry based science learning using both fiction and non-fiction text.

Ready-to-Load Flu ELISA - W29

Friday 9th January 2015

11:15 - 12:30

Location : Exhibition Marquee, A110

Speakers

  1. Brian Ell Ph.D. - Edvotek
  2. Timstar

The yearly seasonal flu epidemic is caused by one of two species ofOrthomyxovirus known as Influenzavirus A or B. As a general rule,symptoms of the flu are enough to warrant its diagnosis, especially during flu season. However, sometimes further testing is necessary to rule out more serious conditions, like pneumonia. In this simulation, students will perform two common tests (rapid ELISA, RT-PCR) used to diagnose the flu in a clinical setting.

Earth Theme - Amazing Planet: Action-Packed Classroom Resources - W47

Friday 9th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : HumSS, 27

Speakers

  1. Elizabeth Devon - Earthlearningidea
  2. Peter Kennett
  3. Chris King

Earthlearningidea activities in a dynamic interactive way to the largest possible audience at the ASE conference?� � the lecture-theatre presentation of �Amazing planet � action-packed science� idea was born � with you as an interactive audience. Will this be successful? How many lecture-sized practical ideas for teaching about the Earth can we squeeze into 60 minutes? How will you be involved? Come and find out for yourselves.

IOP - Exoplanets Student Activity - W49

Friday 9th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : AMS, Lab 166

Speakers

  1. Taj Bhutta - Institute of Physics
  2. Jemma Duncombe - Institute of Physics

This new resource has been developed from a dedicated Stimulating Physics Network activity. It is now available to all schools offering five curriculum-linked enrichment activities for KS3. Use far-off planets to inspire students with physics in the classroom.

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