The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2017 - University of Reading

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"I'm reading science for the fun of it" - T120

Friday 6th January 2017

16:00 - 17:00

Location : To be confirmed

Speakers

  1. Ruth Jarman - School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast

Promoting 'Reading for Pleasure' is a priority in our schools - but what about promoting 'Science Reading for Pleasure'? This session offers some interesting ideas.

Contact email for web/handbook : r.jarman@qub.ac.uk

ASE President's workshop - W110

Friday 6th January 2017

16:00 - 17:00

Location : To be confirmed

Continue the ideas raised in the President's Address in this discussion-based workshop

ASE TeachMeet - W107

Friday 6th January 2017

16:00 - 17:30

Location : To be confirmed

Speakers

  1. ASE & teachers

Do you have a top classroom tip to share? Or do you want to find out what works for other teachers? This informal session gives you the chance to share effective practice.

Earth Science: Investigating Earth's structure - W108

Friday 6th January 2017

16:00 - 17:00

Location : To be confirmed

Speakers

  1. Chris King - ESTA

Try a series of �hands-on' demonstrations and activities to highlight key aspects of the structure of the Earth and the evidence we have for this structure. The practical activities address common misconceptions about the state (solid/liquid) of the Earth's layers and about the thickness of the crust and the Earth's dimensions. The activities will not only consolidate your own understanding � but involve you in �off the shelf' activities ready to use in your teaching next week.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.earthscienceeducation.com

Clean energy for smart schools - W163

Friday 6th January 2017

16:00 - 17:00

Location : To be confirmed

Speakers

  1. Dr Benedict O'Donnell - Prometeruse

Meet the Prometeruse project and the science activities it coordinates to help teenagers across Europe address climate change. We will explain how to get involved, present our peer-reviewed resources, and try out some of the games that are being rolled out right now in classrooms from Barcelona to Berlin.

Contact email for web/handbook : prometeruse.org

Science with picture books? - W91

Friday 6th January 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Location : To be confirmed

Speakers

  1. BRUGUIERE - University College London
  2. Dr Sue Dale Tunnicliffe - University College London

Our workshop aims to understand which fictional books to choose and how to design learning situations rooted on their plot, in primary science education. The teachers will be invited to explore different kind of storybooks, to read different realistic-fiction books and to test learning situation based these books.

Contact email for web/handbook : c.bruguiere@ucl.ac.uk

Becoming an effective subject leader - T125

Friday 6th January 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Location : To be confirmed

Speakers

  1. Lois Kelly - ASE
  2. Liz Lawrence

The primary science subject leader survival guide written by members of the primary science community gives advice and guidance to subject leaders of all levels of experience

Contact email for web/handbook : kellyconsultingandtraining@gmail.com

Using The Crunch kit for assessment - W113

Friday 6th January 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Location : To be confirmed

Speakers

  1. Louise Stubberfield - Wellcome Trust

This workshop will enable primary teachers to use the activities and resources in The Crunch kit to assess pupils' learning, especially in working scientifically.

Contact email for web/handbook : thecrunch.wellcome.ac.uk

Curiosity in primary maths and science - W115

Friday 6th January 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Location : To be confirmed

Speakers

  1. Alan Cross - Manchester Institute of Education
  2. Alison Borthwick - Norfolk County Council

This workshop will promote a primary STEM approach but emphasise that whilst this subject link may be obvious it is underestimated. Effective links between mathematics and science strengthen both subjects. The session will include a short theoretical background and a series of practical hands on examples.

Contact email for web/handbook : alan.cross@manchester.ac.uk

CREST Star primary investigations - W114

Friday 6th January 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Location : To be confirmed

Speakers

  1. Maria Rossini - British Science Association
  2. Alex Blatherwick - British Science Association

This hands-on workshop will include new additions to our primary programme, and give you the chance to try new activities and resources.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.britishscienceassociation.org/crest-star

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