The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2017 - University of Reading

Chemistry in your shopping basket! - T30

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. Dr Peter Hoare - School of Chemistry, Newcastle University
  2. Anne Willis - 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

Speakers

  1. Jane Fieldsend - 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

Electronics � a disappearing dimension in schools - W06

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. David Ward - 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.

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

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

STEM pathways to work at KS5 REPEATED - T09

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Discover OCR's specialist vocational pathways in engineering, environmental, food and human sciences for KS5. Utilising project based learning to engage learners.

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

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

Speakers

  1. Dr Nicholas Branch - 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.

CANCELLED: New biology�new practicals REPEATED - T02

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. Mary Philpott - 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

Our next generation of technicians - W10

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. David Swinscoe

Vocational teaching and learning for should have a 'clear line of sight to work' to help learners succeed and support businesses in gaining employees with relevant skills and knowledge.

Enabling dyslexic science students to excel - T11

Thursday 5th January 2017

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

  1. Dr Diana Hudson

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

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