The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2017 - University of Reading

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Teaching evolution at primary school - T180

Saturday 7th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. Jennifer McGowan-Smyth - University of Oxford

This session will discuss a PhD project in which an assessment tool and teaching intervention has been developed and trialled with Year 6 children.

Science with confidence - being & becoming a VIP scientist - T182

Saturday 7th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. Robert Collins - University of Strathclyde

The Vertically Integrated Project: STEM Education & Public Engagement exemplifies interdisciplinary approaches to learning within enhanced communities of inquiry. Witness the attainment of pupils and inspirational school staff within the study. A project of great interest to all in Science education � especially to those teaching in areas of socio-economic challenge.

Contact email for web/handbook : r.collins@strath.ac.uk

Numeracy and literacy in GCSE sciences - T185

Saturday 7th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. Ed Walsh - Ed Walsh Consulting

The new GCSE science courses will require a wide range of mathematical skills and the ability to produce a range of written outcomes. This workshop will present and explore a range of practical strategies to develop students' capacity in numeracy and literacy. Sponsored by Collins Education.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.edmundwalsh.co.uk

The revised Edexcel IGCSEs REPEATED - T186

Saturday 7th January 2017

10:30 - 11:30

Speakers

  1. Damian Riddle - Pearson

Come and hear about the revised content, structure and assessments of Edexcel's IGCSEs and the support available.

Science from the farm - W118

Saturday 7th January 2017

11:00 - 12:00

Speakers

  1. Debbie Hicks - Farming and Countryside Education (FACE)

A practical session exploring why, where and how food and farming can be used as the theme for a term's science lessons

Contact email for web/handbook : debbie@face-online.org.uk

Student personalities: the enneagram - W129

Saturday 7th January 2017

11:00 - 12:30

Speakers

  1. Jane Still - Compassionate Learning
  2. Dr Neil Ingram - The Graduate School of Education

The enneagram has been used since the 1960's as an effective tool for building working relationships. Its 9 personalities are coping strategies to deal with fear, anger, and feelings of inadequacy.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.compassionatelearning.org

What makes an effective primary science leader? - T188

Saturday 7th January 2017

11:00 - 12:00

Speakers

  1. Jane Turner - Primary Science Quality Mark, University of Hertfordshire
  2. Marc Neesam - Royal Society of Chemistry

What qualities and actions allow someone to be an effective primary science leader? How can you be impactful across all science teaching across your school? This workshop will support you in reflecting on the role. We will also highlight what support is out there for current, or aspiring, science leaders.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.rsc.org and www.psqm.org.uk

Working scientifically to deliver the curriculum - W144

Saturday 7th January 2017

11:00 - 12:00

Speakers

  1. Martin Wesley - Sphere Science Ltd

A wide variety of exciting, practical activities which help deliver the 'working scientifically' aspect of the Primary Curriculum. These activities are straightforward to deliver and use easily-sourced materials and equipment.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.spherescience.co.uk

Using data logging for KS1 & KS2 REPEATED - W132

Saturday 7th January 2017

11:00 - 12:00

Speakers

  1. Maggie Morrissey - Technology To Teach Limited

The session will allow teachers the chance to use data logging equipment and software that can be used in the KS1/2 classroom. They will be able to use some prepare lessons plans and even devise their own short project so that they become comfortable with this equipment. Research evidence will be provided to show how this type of hands on practical work will enhance children's science knowledge and skills

Contact email for web/handbook : www.technologytoteach.co.uk

Earth Science: Working with rocks and fossils - D09

Saturday 7th January 2017

11:00 - 13:00

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.

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

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