The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

Explore Evolution via Electrophoresis - W04

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:00 - 12:00

Location : Chemistry, Lab 1

Speakers

  1. Sherri Andrews - Bio-Rad Laboratories

In this hands-on workshop you will generate protein profiles from distant and closely related species of fish using protein gel electrophoresis. Test the hypothesis that protein profiles are indicators of evolutionary relatedness and construct cladograms from your own gel results. Learn about proteomics and explore the central mantra of biology: DNA> RNA>Protein>Trait.

Top Grades from Outstanding Teaching - T13

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:00 - 12:00

Location : Carrington, 101

Speakers

  1. Stuart Sherman - Welsh Government- Central South Consortium
  2. Martin Reece - Advance Education

Participants will hear the very latest Ofsted updates and advice about how science teaching can be outstanding. Colleagues will experience a wide range of activities that will engage high ability pupils, develop their higher level thinking, nurture independence, and enhance literacy and numeracy skills, hence helping to ensure they achieve the highest grades and are suitably prepared for further study.

The Sustainable School Alliance: Come and Learn more - T12

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Palmer, 102

Speakers

  1. Margaret Fleming - Margaret Fleming
  2. Ann Finlayson - SEEd

The ASE is a member of this alliance. WEBSITE TO BE INCLUDED IT IS IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS! At this workshop, you will learn more about the organisation, its remit and how it can help you with teaching and learning resources contacts and information about Sustainable Schools. We hope to have board members along to answer your queries. These include representatives from all of the major organisations working with schools on this agenda for example Ecoschools, RSPB, Learning through Landscapes, the London Sustainable Schools Forum to name a few!

Secondary Assessment - T166

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : Henley, 102

Preparing for GCSE Success Using Effective KS3 Assessment - T17

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : Palmer, 107

Speakers

  1. Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt - Oxford University Press

The new KS3 National Curriculum has brought with it challenges for assessment. This session explores the assessment model adopted by OUP's Activate Scheme of Work. The Assessment Editor will explain how you can ensure that your pupils have a secure understanding of the key concepts and are ready to progress from KS3. The model is adaptable for those who wish to use levels, grades or comments only as well as having formative and summative purposes and various models of progression will be presented.

Research into Inheritance and Evolution - T16

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : Palmer, 104

Speakers

  1. Prof Terry Russell - University of Liverpool
  2. Dr Linda McGuigan - University of Liverpool

With Nuffield Foundation support, Terry Russell and Linda McGuigan have been working with KS1/2 teachers to explore the new English National Curriculum (NC) areas of Evolution and Inheritance. Even in the Foundation stage, children reveal an awareness of and enthusiasm for dinosaurs and fossils, so our research includes the entire primary age range. We wanted to discover what ideas prevail as children develop and how their understanding progresses in the context of relevant classroom activities. This session will review some of the emerging findings in some of the overlapping areas of inquiry defined as part of the project activity.

No More Ticker Timers! - W06

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : AMS, G8

Speakers

  1. Barry Hawkins - Data Harvest

Demonstration of why ticker timers should be consigned to history. Get more from your time with time and motion. Less time making it work, more time showing why. More practical for less time, better results for less apparatus, better learning from focused teaching. If you have your own iPad or WiFi laptop to use, install the easy sense app and share the data

IOP - Thinking on Your Feet - W08

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : AMS, Lab 166

Speakers

  1. Lawrence Cattermole - Institute of Physics

Football and Physics: This session shows how the IOP resource can be used to enrich your teaching of physics.

Particle Physics Resources to Inspire Learning - T21

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 12:30

Location : Palmer, 101

Speakers

  1. Cristina Lazzeroni - University of Birmingham
  2. Lynne Long - University of Birmingham

This session revises the particle physics school curriculum and gives an update on the latest results from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Participants are introduced to and given an opportunity to use a version of the software analysis tools used by researchers to track/identify particles, and see how this resource can be used to inspire students learning and give insights into "how science works".

The Elusive Indigenous Perspective - T20

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : AMS, 135 LT

Speakers

  1. Dr Gregory Smith - Charles Darwin University

This paper presents an analysis of the perceptions of an 'indigenous perspective' through science concepts and indigenous perspective concept maps and mind maps. These maps were analysed for their relational constructs using a network theory approach. Concepts were drawn from six interrelated areas of Western science: seasons and weather, astronomy, plants, animals, resources, and ecology. The results indicate that an indigenous perspective is a complex web construction of inter-related knowledge between Western science knowledge, indigenous knowledge and knowledge application.

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