The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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Think Universe: All is One. Primary and Secondary Core Science - T118

Friday 9th January 2015

15:00 - 17:00

Location : HumSS, 27 LT

Speakers

  1. Dr Francisco Diego - University College London
  2. Shirin Sheikh-Bahai

Come to this lecture/workshop and explore new paths in teaching fundamental science at all levels, primary and secondary. See how challenging concepts like particle physics and atomic structure have been delivered successfully to year 5 and 6 pupils. Learn about the amazing results of the Open Investigatory Practical Work, based on free observation, small group discussion and independent, creative thinking. Be part of our practical classroom equipped with microscopes, atomic and molecular models and recreate the cosmic timeline that starts at the distant origin of fundamental building blocks, followed by long processes of assembly that have produced the Universe that we are part of. We will show how your school could participate in this ambitious project, initially supported by the Royal Society.

Using Dramatic Science to Enrich Learning - W65

Friday 9th January 2015

15:00 - 16:00

Location : Henley, G14

Speakers

  1. Deb McGregor - Oxford Brookes University
  2. Wendy Precious - Entrust

This 'bodies-on' session will share tried and tested drama strategies that support eliciting children's ideas, developing imaginative thinking, broadening understanding of scientific concepts and working scientifically. The focus of the session will be on the science within the reviewed curriculum. All outcomes were stimulated through research projects funded by the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

If It Doesn't Work, It's Physics - T116

Friday 9th January 2015

15:00 - 16:00

Location : AMS, G9

Speakers

  1. Geoff Auty - Geoff Auty

Practical work in physics is often regarded as difficult. Should we avoid demonstrations or class practical work for fear of failure? This session will show over a dozen effective practical items from various areas of physics. Many have been described in the ASE's School Science Review (SSR). This follows similar sessions at recent ASE conferences but with many different topics, including some items which are often regarded as difficult

Unforgettable Lessons - T120

Friday 9th January 2015

15:00 - 16:00

Location : Chemistry, LT G

Speakers

  1. Tony Sherborne - Centre for Science Education

A new breed of curriculum materials from Engage.

Working Scientifically: Have We Got the Formula Right? - T117

Friday 9th January 2015

15:00 - 16:00

Location : HumSS, 128

Speakers

  1. Dr Lynne Bianchi - University of Manchester
  2. Joelle Halliday - Sheffield Hallam University

Join us for some open debate about whether the new curriculum really allows children to develop as contemporary young scientists. We will reflect on the outcomes of a school-based project in Stockport where primary teachers worked alongside research scientists and engineers to explore how children could be encouraged to work more authentically as scientists. We would like to discuss our findings with you, gain different perspectives on this topic and consider implications for teaching and learning.

New Online Chemistry CPD Showcase - W64

Friday 9th January 2015

15:00 - 16:00

Location : Palmer, 101

Speakers

  1. Stephanie Musson - Royal Society of Chemistry
  2. Richard Burton - Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry CPD for teachers launching NEW online courses. Come along to our showcase session. Interact with brand new content and learn in real time, as our experts guide you through the content and how to use our new online CPD courses. Explore content under our guidance and experience how stimulating, informative and flexible this new development tool is. Enhance your skills when and where it's convenient for you, with our new online CPD for teachers' courses.

OCR Introduction to A-level Chemistry (Repeated) - T98

Friday 9th January 2015

15:30 - 16:30

Location : Henley, 108

Speakers

  1. TBC - OCR

TBC

Preparing for terminal assessment in GCSE sciences - D07

Friday 9th January 2015

15:30 - 16:30

Location : HumSS, 124

Speakers

  1. Ed Walsh - Cornwall Learning

The move to external examinations at the end of GCSE science courses presents teachers with a number of challenges. This workshop will explore how teachers can plan for the periodic revisiting of topics and provide students with opportunities to refresh their understanding of key ideas. A number of classroom strategies will be tried out. Sponsored by Collins Education.

Registered Science Technician - T124

Friday 9th January 2015

15:30 - 16:30

Location : Palmer, 104

Speakers

  1. Jan O'Connell - ASE

Come along and find out more about the Professional Register and how to apply for the Award of Registered Science Technician. This will be led by a member of the Science Laboratory Technician Committee who is an Assessor for the Award.

The New AQA A-level Suite (Repeated) - T122

Friday 9th January 2015

15:30 - 16:30

Location : HumSS, 25

Speakers

  1. Matthew Bennett - AQA

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

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