The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2017 - University of Reading

The National Survey of Practical Work in Science - T210

Thursday 5th January 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Chemistry, LTG

Speakers

  1. Durham University

Begun in 2015, this is a three-year survey of science practical work carried out in schools and colleges in all four UK nations. The project is funded by Gatsby Charitable Foundation, with a contribution from the Wellcome Trust, as part of an ongoing programme of work on this topic. Findings from the survey are providing evidence for consideration by all organisations active in science and education in the UK.

Contact email for web/handbook : www.dur.ac.uk/cells

STEM careers networking - D01

Thursday 5th January 2017

09:30 - 11:00

Location : Palmer, G03/04/05

Drop-in to discover where studying science can take your students. Meet representatives from industry and research and go away with personal contacts and a wealth of career resources.

Data website launch - T01

Thursday 5th January 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Palmer, 101

Speakers

  1. 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

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

Thursday 5th January 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Palmer, 104

Speakers

  1. The Royal Society

Schools and colleges across the UK are running student-led research projects, funded and supported by Royal Society Partnership Grants. Hear from Society staff and grant awardees on recent projects and why and how schools can take part.

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

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.

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

Attitudes to science and Principia - T08

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Palmer, 106

Speakers

  1. University of York Science Education Group - Prof Judith Bennett
  2. University of York Science Education Group

Research Into Spaceflight and Engagement with STEM (RISES) investigates the influence of learning about space on 2,500 students from over 40 schools across the country. The Principia education programme attached to astronaut Tim Peake is the most extensive to date globally, and the first to be investigated by education researchers.

Contact email for web/handbook : spaceflight-project@york.ac.uk

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

Malaria in a box - W05

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Henley Business School, G04

Speakers

  1. University of Reading

Teaching about Malaria links to many aspects of the curriculum, both primary and secondary. This workshop showcases 'Malaria in a box' a set of flexible resources for teaching about Malaria to 5=19 year old students across different countries and continents. It therefore gives both a real life context and an expanding global perspective to the topic. The resource is being trialled with the Scout association but has much value to the school curriculum.

Contact email for web/handbook : J.Fieldsend@reading.ac.il

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