The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2017 - University of Reading

The STEM landscape - S05

Thursday 5th January 2017

12:00 - 13:00

Speakers

  1. Paul Kessell-Holland - ETF

Paul Kessell-Holland is Head of Partnerships at The Education and Training Foundation. He will offer a view of the changing delivery of STEM across further education & skills. Relevant both for FE teachers but also those from secondary schools to find out the options learners have.

Is the practical advisor role for me? REPEATED - T28

Thursday 5th January 2017

12:30 - 13:30

A level monitoring visits: come and find out what skills and attributes we're looking for, how to apply and what's involved in the selection process.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.aqa.org.uk/science

Engage all abilities at KS4 REPEATED - T29

Thursday 5th January 2017

13:00 - 14:00

Build a curriculum using OCR's new GCSE Separate and Combined Sciences plus Entry Level Science to enthuse students of all abilities at KS4.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.ocr.org.uk/science

Delivering the maths content on GCSE (9-1) Science - T32

Thursday 5th January 2017

13:00 - 14:00

Speakers

  1. Colin Goodlad - Senior Product Manager,

Explore current maths teaching strategies and how this can be applied to delivering maths content in 11-16 Science.

Entertaining science shows for schools - T31

Thursday 5th January 2017

13:00 - 14:00

Speakers

  1. Ken Farquhar - Science Performer & Honorary lecturer UEA

Journey with a juggling soap bubble chemist who has spent almost twenty years touring STEM shows. Elements of his presentations are explored to illustrate the impact informal educator performances may have on student science aspiration, engagement whilst reinforcing curriculum concepts.

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

Regional Schools Commissioners - S07

Thursday 5th January 2017

13:00 - 14:00

Speakers

  1. Martin Post

Martin Post started his role as Regional Schools Commissioner for North West London and South Central England (NWLSC) in August 2014. As Regional Schools Commissioner for NWLSC, Martin is responsible for making decisions about the academies and free schools in 27 local authorities. Before his appointment, Martin was Headmaster of Watford Grammar School for Boys for 14 years. Earlier in his career he has also served as both a local leader of education and a national leader of education as well as a trustee of the Teacher Development Trust.

Enhancing sustainability literacy through play! - W27

Thursday 5th January 2017

13:00 - 14:00

Speakers

  1. Emma Fieldhouse - Future We Want

How Bad are Bananas?' is an extraordinary educational tool and fun way to engage pupils and teachers in deep conversations about carbon emissions and other environmental and social issues. Attendees to the workshop will get to play the game and learn more about its use in schools and in other contexts. The game has been tested with school groups and is suitable for Year 5 and above. Now a member of the Global Learning Programme, the game facilitator, Dr Emma Fieldhouse is exploring how it can support the game's use in schools.

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

Frontier Science: Neuroscience and Children's Literature - T117

Thursday 5th January 2017

13:00 - 14:00

Speakers

  1. Professor Kar´┐Żn Lesnik-Oberstein - Graduate Centre for International Research in Childhood: Literature, Culture, Media (CIRCL), University of Reading

This talk considers how critics and neuroscientists working in the area of children's literature and literature more widely make their claims as well as considering how neuroscientists make claims more 'technically' about the 'mirror neurons' that underpin many of their arguments both about literature but also about human relations in the widest sense.

Biology practicals that work REPEATED - W26

Thursday 5th January 2017

13:00 - 14:00

Speakers

  1. Dan Jenkins - Science and Plants for Schools
  2. Bronwen Richards - Science and Plants for Schools

Looking for reliable biology practicals? We've got a lab full of ideas for you, with engaging and affordable practicals on a range of key curriculum topics. We'll be troubleshooting old favourite practicals, and introducing new ones for GCSE and A-level. Stay for 10 minutes or two hours: inspiration is guaranteed!

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

50 shades of science - W28

Thursday 5th January 2017

13:00 - 14:00

Speakers

  1. Janinne Delorenzo

A range of exciting practical activities will be demonstrated and curriculum linked resources available. All produced by PGCE students from the University of Worcester.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.worcester.ac.uk

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