The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2017 - University of Reading

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Take no-one's word for it and do STEM research in school - W02

Thursday 5th January 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Primary and secondary schools across the UK are running student-led research projects, funded and supported by Royal Society Partnership Grants. In this session, hear from participating teachers on how their projects have developed students' enthusiasm and confidence, as well as hearing from Royal Society staff on how more schools and STEM professionals can take part.

Contact email for web/handbook : royalsociety.org/partnership

Data website launch - T01

Thursday 5th January 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Speakers

  1. Tom Allen - IOP

SEE Dash, from IOP, RAEng and Gatsby, allows users to explore science and engineering (and other subjects') participation, attainment and progression at and between school, college and university in England.

Contact email for web/handbook : iop.org/SEEdat

Hands-on electricity generation REPEATED - W03

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. Michal Marcik - Narika Corporation
  2. Taiki Watanabe

Use our hand-held DC generator to learn about electricity generation, energy transformation and efficiency. Study about energy loss and find out how many bulbs you can light up. Fun, interactive and engaging workshop.

Contact email for web/handbook : global.narika.jp

Modelling evidence circles and formative assessment REPEATED - W07

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:30

Speakers

  1. Jim McDonald

Using moon phases, participants will learn how to use evidence circles, formative assessment, and the claim, evidence, and reasoning framework to get students to think critically.

Contact email for web/handbook : jim.mcdonald@cmich.edu

CANCELLED - BERG: A longitudinal study of the impact of pre-service teacher training in health education and the implications for biology teaching. - T07

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. Dr Jenny Byrne - University of Southampton

This session will explore a project investigating health education. The findings indicate that whilst training increased levels of knowledge, skills and confidence to teach health education, this was lower in topics such as sex and relationship education and drug education than other topics such as healthy eating. As these are often aspects left for biology teachers to deliver there are implications for how they are trained to manage these sensitive issues. Further analysis revealed that there were statistical differences between what science and non-science trainees thought were important / useful topics to be included in training with specific topics such as SRE, alcohol and drug education etc. regarded as more important by science trainees. This would seem to reflect the fact that science, and in particular biology trainees know that they have to teach these topics.

GCSE skills and data logging REPEATED - W04

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. Barry Hawkins
  2. Iain Davison

Data logging is in the new specifications and skills assessment. Explore how to integrate Data logging into the practical assessment. BYOD is encouraged, bring your iPad, Android or WiFi enabled PC preloaded with EasySense data logging software free from www.data-havest.co.uk or relevant app store. Workshop PCs are also available.

Contact email for web/handbook : Sales@data-harvest.co.uk

Why are the computing classes full of boys and psychology classes full of girls? - T03

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. Ellie Highwood - University of Reading

Gender stereotypes influence what children study and achieve. In this session we explore how, discover our own biases and discuss ideas for challenging stereotypes in the classroom.

Contact email for web/handbook : e.j.highwood@reading.ac.uk

Science teaching: what works? - T10

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. Stuart Naylor - Millgate House Education

Science teaching: what works? Teaching isn't an evidence-based profession like medicine. However that doesn't mean that we should ignore whatever evidence is available. This thought-provoking session identifies what works in the classroom and how we know. It draws on extensive research evidence of successful classroom practice, but focuses on the practicalities of teaching and learning.

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

Genomics and KS3 biology - T04

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. Neil Ingram

This presentation surveys current thinking in genetics, especially genomics and epigenetics, in the light of k7-k9 (KS3) Science curricula.

Contact email for web/handbook : neil.ingram@bristol.ac.uk

Unleashing Excellence in Science Teaching - S01

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. David Weston

Preparing the next generation of scientists, engineers and technologists is one of society's most important jobs. We have some of the most exceptional pockets of science teaching practice in the world, so how can we go further to unleash the best practice in every school? In this keynote speech, David Weston will describe how the new Standard for Teachers' Professional Development can underpin the next push for rich, subject-specialist development for teachers in every school with a central role for expert subject associations.

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