The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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.

Science Opens Doors: Careers from Science - T19

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : Chemistry, LTG

Speakers

  1. Clive Thompson CBE - The Horners' Company
  2. Dr Barry Maunders/ Dr Michael O'Brien - The Horners' Company

Classroom science is fun, but does not link to what scientists DO. Science Opens Doors brings together 9-10 year olds in the classroom to do simple science investigations and give them information about science based careers. The project is based upon the KCL ASPIRES Work, and Science Council studies highlighting that of 6 million jobs needing science qualifications in UK only 20% are as pure scientists the 80% have valuable jobs throughout the economy.5 participating London schools to date.

Science Resources for Global Learning - W07

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : Palmer, 103

Speakers

  1. Marianne Cutler - ASE
  2. Helen Harden - ASE

This session focuses on how science supports achieving the Millennium Development Goals, which we illustrate with new and popular older teaching resources (for students aged 7-11 and 11-14 years) from ASE and partners. This session is part of the Global Learning project, which is funded by the Department for International Development.

Think Physics: Using Physics to Inspire Young People - T22

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:00 - 12:00

Location : Henley, 101

Speakers

  1. Dr Carol Davenport - Think Physics @ Northumbria University

Think Physics is an innovative, cradle-to-career project aimed at using physics to inspire young people, particularly women, into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The project is led by Northumbria University in North East England. In this session, you will find out about some of the activities that Think Physics is using to inspire children from primary to post-16, and how we are supporting parents and teachers. You will also take away some great ideas that you can use in your classroom.

Better Practicals, Better Learning: Improve your Skills (Hands-On!) (Repeated) - D01

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:00 - 13:00

Location : AMS, Lab G11

Speakers

  1. Matt Endean - CLEAPSS
  2. Harriet Truscott - Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)

A chance to get hands-on and try out new and interesting practical activities covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Many of these are based on the reduced scale principle. Also you can make your own equipment which you get to take back to school with you.

Identification of GMOs using PCR - W05

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:00 - 12:30

Location : Exhibition Marquee, A110

For centuries, man has used selective breeding and conventional hybridization to produce desirable qualities and to increase crop yields.Today, scientists use genetic engineering to directly manipulate the DNA, quickly producing these desirable traits. Due to controversy, some companies have decided to remove GMOs from their foods. In this workshop, snack food DNA is extracted and analyzed using the PCR and Gel Electrophoresis.

BERG - Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning in Biology Education: enabling and empowering the self-regulated learner - T23

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:15 - 12:00

Location : Palmer, 108

Speakers

  1. Dr Liz Lakin - College of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Dundee

This talk reports on successful practice in biology and environmental science, presenting research-based recommendations for transforming and extending inquiry-based teaching and learning.

Developing Talk at KS4 (Repeated) - T25

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : Carrington, 201

Speakers

  1. Jo Moules - Millgate House Education
  2. Jo Horlock - Millgate House Education

Discussion is an important element of science teaching from KS1 to KS3, but why does it have to stop? We'll consider ways of engaging students with talk, highlighting misconceptions, as formative assessment, and saving time with things that are already well understood. Stimulus materials are important factors in getting the more reluctant to express themselves. We will look at some new resources and more familiar ones, think about how to use them and have some fun on the way.

Impacts of Prehistoric People on the Climate System - T28

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : Henley, G15

Speakers

  1. Dr Joy Singarayer - Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

There is little question that humans have been driving climate and environmental change since the industrial revolution. But did earlier humans have a measurable impact on the climate system? And do we still see the effects of a prehistoric legacy today? This lecture explores ideas that prehistoric populations altered large-scale ecosystems and climate, including the impacts of extinctions of megafauna such as mammoths and woolly rhinos that were, in part, caused by hunter-gatherers, and the spread of agriculture.

OCR Introduction to A-level Biology (Repeated) - T29

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : Henley, 108

Speakers

  1. TBC - OCR

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