The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2017 - University of Reading

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BATW: Making sense of stress in the wild - T101

Friday 6th January 2017

13:30 - 14:15

Speakers

  1. Dr Kimberley Bennett - Abertay University

Stress' is a fuzzy word that means different things to different people. We will explore what 'stress' means in an environmental context; how we measure it; and the difficulties in distinguishing 'good' from 'bad' stress. This has important implications for monitoring and mitigation in global conservation and management.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.physoc.org www.abertay.ac.uk

Linking science and literacy for improved student outcomes - W87

Friday 6th January 2017

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

  1. Bill Badders - National Science Teachers Association

Come explore strategies for linking science and literacy that support students' abilities to read, write, and discuss in the context of science and inquiry-based learning using fiction and non-fiction texts. Hands-on examples of how science supports literacy and literacy supports science will be used.

Contact email for web/handbook : baddersb@roadrunner.com

Science fun for children with SEND - D02

Friday 6th January 2017

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

  1. Dr Laura Hobbs
  2. Dr Sarah Bearchell

Practical and fun ways to engage children with SEND with science learning, inside and outside of school.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.sciencefromthestart.wordpress.com, www.bearchell.co.uk, www.facebook.com/Science-Hunters-472454276218667

Creating opportunities for formative assessment during primary science inquiries - W90

Friday 6th January 2017

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

  1. Dr Natasha Serret - King's College, London
  2. Jason Harding - CLEAPPS

Drawing from inquiries, classroom dialogue and teacher reflections, we will share what we are learning about the characteristics of formative assessment during science inquiry.

Contact email for web/handbook : assistme.ku.dk

Have they got it? REPEATED - W92

Friday 6th January 2017

14:00 - 15:00

This workshop will share work done by a group of ASE members to break down the National Curriculum statements into clear descriptors and develop short, fun activities for teachers to use with small groups of children where they just want to check 'have they got it?'

Contact email for web/handbook : j.turner@herts.ac.uk

EXPLORE: better science - W94

Friday 6th January 2017

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

  1. Nicola Beverley
  2. Su Martin - Brookhill Leys Primary School

EXPLORE starting points provide engaging contexts where children's ideas, prior knowledge and understanding can be articulated, naturally stimulating enquiry questions. Teachers 'looking and listening' supports assessment, while children's talking and thinking improves outcomes for them. This workshop shares the principles of EXPLORE. Learn about what's been done so far and experience some EXPLORE starting points yourself.

Contact email for web/handbook : nicbev@live.co.uk

ASE President's address - S13

Friday 6th January 2017

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

  1. Professor Danielle George

Professor Danielle George begins a second year as ASE President. Join her for a stimulating view on contemporary science in education.

Is Darwin the missing link? - W85

Friday 6th January 2017

14:00 - 15:00

A practical workshop which explores how the scientists named in the national curriculum could be used to teach the real-life nature of working scientifically.

Biology practicals that work REPEATED - W93

Friday 6th January 2017

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

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

CLEAPSS practical hub workshop REPEATED - W86

Friday 6th January 2017

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

  1. Steve Jones - 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

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