The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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Visual Science: Research into Diagram Use in Science - T148

Saturday 10th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : Henley, G14

Speakers

  1. David Marsh - University of Oxford

This presentation will present the outcomes of a project which looked at how adults and children look at diagrams and also how to more effectively construct science diagrams in teaching practice. The methodology is for an easily reproducible method for teachers who wish to look at tracking eye movement and sharing the discoveries of the project so far. The presentation also includes a literature review looking at current international research on science diagrams and their use in science education.

Earth Theme - Working with Rocks and Fossils Drop-In Session - D10

Saturday 10th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : Chemistry, Lab G

Visit the demonstration ESTA Primary Workshop, laid out for you to see and sample a wide range of Earth science-related activities. These include: sorting minerals; rock identification at different levels with the ESTA kit of 15 rocks; testing rock porosity; making your own well; the formation of fossils; their place in the evidence of evolution.

Fieldwork: Where Do We Go from Now, and How Do We Get There? - T151

Saturday 10th January 2015

11:30 - 12:15

Location : Palmer, 109

Speakers

  1. Shaun Reason - ASE
  2. Alan Kinder - Geographical Association

A discussion forum led by ASE's Chief Executive, Shaun Reason, and the Geographical Association's Chief Executive, Alan Kinder, with a focus on improving the quality and assessment of fieldwork in the current GCSE and A-level reform climate. Organised by ASE's Outdoor Science Working Group in partnership with the Geographical Association.

Creating Learning Activities for Primary Science - W91

Saturday 10th January 2015

12:00 - 13:00

Location : HUMSS, 125

Ideal for primary NQTs who want to increase the range of hands-on science activities in the classroom. Using a selection of objects and resources you will work collaboratively to devise a variety of learning activities based on the new curriculum. This workshop is led by the National Science Learning Centre and the National STEM Centre.

Margaret Collis Lecture: Talking and Writing Science with Simon Mayo - T155

Saturday 10th January 2015

12:30 - 14:00

Location : Palmer, G10

Speakers

  1. Simon Mayo - PSQM/ Simon Mayo

Simon Mayo, BBC Radio DJ, and more recently author of the ITCH series - exciting novels about a teenage element hunter, will join members of the Primary Science Quality Mark team and teachers from PSQM schools. Together they will talk about science, literacy and also share some of the fantastic outcomes from the Itch Big Read Radio Show competition held last year! Simon will be available to sign books after the session.

Salters A-level Chemistry for 2015 (Repeated) - T154

Saturday 10th January 2015

12:30 - 13:30

Location : Henley, 101

Speakers

  1. Chris Otter - University of York

This session will allow you to find out about the exciting developments for supporting teaching and learning of the new specification for Salters' Advanced Chemistry (OCR B). This unique context based course will have a wide range of hard copy and electronic materials to support teachers and students, as well as a range of teacher support mechanisms. Representatives from the University of York and Oxford University Press will be available after the presentation to answer any specific questions you might have.

Mobile Planetarium and Astronomy Outreach Service - D11

Saturday 10th January 2015

13:00 - 15:00

Location : Palmer, 107

Speakers

  1. James Green - Cosmos Planetarium LLP
  2. Steven Gray - Cosmos Planetarium LLP

Our aim is to educate children and adults alike to the wonders of the universe. Using our mobile planetarium we can give you a virtual tour of the night sky. We can also show stunning 360� immersive full dome astronomy based movies. Our competent presenter led shows are a voyage of discovery into the Solar System and beyond into our breath taking Universe. They run for 30 to 60 minutes and can be tailored to specific curriculum needs.

Digital Outreach with the Zoological Society of London - T161

Saturday 10th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Palmer, 109

Speakers

  1. Rachel Haydon - ZSL London Zoo

Over the last summer and autumn terms, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo ran a pilot project of digital outreach sessions with schools using Skype. These digital sessions were linked to bookable sessions delivered onsite at both zoos. This presentation will share the content of these digital sessions, how they linked to zoo learning programmes and evaluation of these trials, specifically focusing on feedback from teachers and students that took part. It will also provide a platform for teachers to share their thoughts, ideas and interest to help shape the finalised programme in the future.

Tablets for the Science Teacher - D12

Saturday 10th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : HumSS, 124

Speakers

  1. Ed Walsh - Cornwall Learning

An increasing number of schools are using iPads and other tablet devices, both as teaching aids and as tools for students to use. Their portability, versatility and tactile interface open the door to a range of strategies that can improve engagement, understanding and outcomes. This demonstration features a range of ways in which these innovative pieces of equipment can enhance teaching and engage students. Bring a tablet or smartphone and participate! Sponsored by Collins Education.

Keeping Buildings and Cities Cool in a Heat Wave - T156

Saturday 10th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Henley, G10

Speakers

  1. Prof Li Shao - School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading

Climate change projections show an increase in both the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. These include heat waves, such as the one in August 2003, which resulted in the deaths of more than 35,000 people around Europe. Future building retrofit planning therefore needs to take account of not only winter thermal performance and associated carbon emissions, but also reducing summer overheating to provide a safe and comfortable environment in a changing climate.

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