The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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Assessing Mastery - W81

Saturday 10th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Palmer, 108

Speakers

  1. Naomi Hiscock - Primary Science Education Consultancy
  2. Liz Lawrence - London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  3. Jason Harding, Senior Consultant - School Improvement Service- Education, Enfield Council

Across London, a group of consultants and advisors have developed and trialled a joint approach to science assessment. In this session we will share our ethos and rationale, describe how our assessment matrix has been used by London schools and explain why we believe the system supports children in improving their scientific understanding. We invite participants to share their own experiences of tackling 'life after levels' and contribute to the assessment debate.

Developing Formative Assessment in Practice - W74

Saturday 10th January 2015

09:30 - 11:30

Location : Palmer, 107

Speakers

  1. Mary Whitehouse - University of York Science Education Group
  2. Alistair Moore - University of York Science Education Group

Good formative assessment depends on effective assessment items that can provide evidence of learning. The York Science project has been developing such items for use in schools. In this workshop we will explore how you can develop similar items of your own, using strategies and example items from the project.

Reforming GCSE Sciences: Join OCR for the Latest Details of the New Double Award and Separate Science GCSEs (Repeated) - T135

Saturday 10th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Henley, 108

Speakers

  1. Subject Specialist - OCR

These qualifications are currently being redeveloped for first teaching in September 2016. The session presents an opportunity to meet some of the development team and give your views on the new qualifications.

Introduction to the New Pearson Edexcel A-level Physics (Repeated) - T171

Saturday 10th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Henley, 201

Speakers

  1. Damian Riddle - Pearson

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

Resources for the New Curriculum: KS3 to A-level Set Practicals (Repeated) - D03

Saturday 10th January 2015

09:30 - 11:30

Location : AMS, Lab G11

Speakers

  1. Dan Jenkins - Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)

Looking for reliable new biology practicals? We�ve got a lab full of ideas for you, with engaging and affordable practicals on a range of key curriculum topics - and there'll be plenty of free teaching resources to take away. We�ll be troubleshooting your old favourite practicals, and introducing new ones developed over the last year. Different materials and practicals will be targeted towards technicians, early-career / student teachers, and experienced teachers. Drop in at any time throughout the session.

e-Bug Peer Education Workshops - T137

Saturday 10th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Chemistry, LT 1

Speakers

  1. Beverley Hoekstra - Public Health England

e-Bug is an exciting, fun and free health education resource for school aged children. e-Bug have recently developed a peer education workshop in which senior school children are trained on how to deliver the interactive e-Bug roadshow. These peer educators then go on to teach the roadshow to local primary school children, developing key communication skills as well as increasing knowledge and confidence. The evaluation of this workshop will be presented, along with ideas for how schools can get involved.

Synergy Space Mission Control - W82

Saturday 10th January 2015

10:00 - 12:00

Location : Palmer, 101

Speakers

  1. Sotira Trifourki - Artemis Space

Synergy Space Mission Control is an Online Lab and Virtual Learning Environment which allows participants to design and upload proposed space experiments to carry these out on our Lunar, Interplanetary and Earth monitoring missions. The portal provides user access to a wide programme of space missions, democratizing space by enabling students and educators to participate in the exploration and the development of space. Users can select a space mission from our database, create your own experiments to upload to the spacecraft, design and build payloads to add to existing missions, request data, imagery and near-time video, book observation time on the Space Telescopes, and upload tasks to the Tesla Lunar Rover.

Concept Cartoons: New Resources for a New Curriculum (Repeated) - T139

Saturday 10th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Carrington, 201

Speakers

  1. Jo Horlock - Millgate House Education
  2. Jo Moules - Millgate House Education

Concept cartoons have been around for a long time but have only covered a small proportion of the secondary curriculum. There is now a brand new set of concept Cartoons specifically for KS3 and KS4 and written with the new curriculum in mind. In this interactive session we will showcase some of the new concept cartoons and explore different ways of using them in science education. Whether or not you have used Concept Cartoon before this workshop will give you some thing new.

Introduction to the New Pearson Edexcel A-level Biology (Repeated) - T174

Saturday 10th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Henley, 208

Speakers

  1. Kathryn Booth - 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.

Energy Trumps and Other Activities - W83

Saturday 10th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Henley, 102

Speakers

  1. Deirdre Raffan - CAT (Centre for Alternative Technology)
  2. Ann MacGarry - CAT (Centre for Alternative Technology)

Come and try out our Energy trumps card game and up to ten related activities suitable for KS3 and 4, devised by CAT (Centre for Alternative Technology). All activities will be downloadable for use in the classroom and will also be available in Welsh by end of March.

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