The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2017 - University of Reading

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Assessment in school science: a case study - T06

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:30

Location : Henley Business School, 101

Speakers

  1. UCL IOE

This presentation focuses on the current state of assessment in school science and discussion on a new theory, 'Enabling Assessment', based on my PhD research.

Contact email for web/handbook : b.singh@ucl.ac.uk

Frontier Science: Food production, climate change and societal adaptation in the Peruvian Andes: past, present and future - T12

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Henley Business School, G15

Speakers

  1. SAGES, University of Reading

The presentation will address a theme of considerable importance in the study of past civilisations, and which has major implications for non-governmental organisations and agronomists working on issues of food security at the present day. Namely, how resilient were �traditional'agricultural systems to both intensive human activities and extreme climatic events, and what impact did they have on long term sustainable food production in the Peruvian Andes? The presentation will illustrate how scientific methods (geography, geology, agriculture) combined with those form the humanities (archaeology, history, ethnography), are being used to address this question.

BERG: Supporting discussion about socioscientific issues in biology - T211

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Carrington, 201

Speakers

  1. Queen�s College London

Learning about socioscientific issues (SSIs) play an Important role in understanding biology. In this talk, I will discuss a research project involving students from the UK, France and New Zealand where they use a non-synchrousnous online platform to explore SSIs associated with agriculture pests. The project reveals key aspects of teaching SSIs, in particular, how best to support students in understanding the complexity involved in SSIs and making decisions, as well as helping them develop an appreciation of the role they play as actors in these debates.

Roots, eats, soils and leaves REPEATED - T05

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Location : HumSS, 126

Speakers

  1. Microbiology in Schools Advisory Committee (MiSAC)

Stimulating ideas for microbiology practicals that study natural sources and products by using selective and enrichment culture methods and microscopy in a straightforward and safe manner to demonstrate microbial activities in the nitrogen and carbon cycles and to illustrate the diversity of properties and uses of microbes .

Contact email for web/handbook : microbe@misac.org.uk

Hands-on electricity generation REPEATED - W03

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Location : HumSS, 127

Speakers

  1. Narika Corporation - 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 : michal.marcik@rika.com

Chemistry in your shopping basket! - T30

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Chemistry, LT1

Speakers

  1. School of Chemistry, Newcastle University - Anne Willis
  2. Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Northumbria University

Interactive demonstration lecture linking chemistry to the contents of your weekly shopping basket and to the KS1/2 national curriculum for chemistry!

Contact email for web/handbook : www.ncl.ac.uk/chemistry/outreach/activities/shopping

Modelling evidence circles and formative assessment REPEATED - W07

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:30

Location : Carrington, 101

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: New biology�new practicals REPEATED - T02

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Location : -, -

Speakers

  1. CLEAPSS

Biology is advancing very rapidly and the new understanding is increasingly seen in everyday life. Each iteration of GCSE or A level therefore includes new aspects of molecular biology, physiology and ecology, to prompt students to learn the theory.However, students often find the new material difficult to grasp because it is so abstract. This workshop gives ideas for simple hands-on practicals that help students to understand the experimental basis for the modern Biology. As the practicals are investigative, the students can also make some discoveries of their own!!!After all, isn�t the 21st Century the "Age of Biology".

Contact email for web/handbook : www.cleapss.org.uk

Enabling dyslexic science students to excel - T11

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Location : AMS, LT 135

Between 5-10% of students in main stream classes may have a specific learning difficulty. This does not affect their intelligence but they learn and think differently. Our challenge as science teachers is to enable them to thrive by teaching in an accessible and supportive way. Practical classroom techniques and ideas will be shared along with a brief outline of the strengths and weaknesses of students with a range of common conditions.

Contact email for web/handbook : dianahudson@btconnect.com

Electronics - a disappearing dimension in schools - W06

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Location : HumSS, G25

Speakers

  1. The Greater Manchester STEM Centre

Once upon a time Electronics and Control Technology were the domain of the forward-looking Science Department. Along came the National Curriculum and they were transferred to the Design and Technology Department. Fewer schools are offering these in Key Stage 4 and inevitably Post 16 courses too. The session will remind delegates about unused and forgotten equipment that may be in cupboards. Hint - do you know what M.F.A stands for.Its MicroElectronics for All.

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