The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

Resources and Ideas for Teaching Animal Behaviour - T27

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : Henley, 208

Speakers

  1. Charlotte Evans - Cardiff University

Animal behaviour is an engaging subject that is taught in both science and psychology and throughout the key stages. In this workshop, Charlotte the education officer from the Association For The Study Of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), will provide a number of practical ideas and resources for all key stages. ASAB produces materials for teaching animal behaviour incorporating 'How Science Works', provides advice on behavioural methods, ethics in animal behaviour teaching and rough guides to animals commonly used in behaviour work.

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.

Recording Science Assessment - T24

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : HumSS, 27 LT

Speakers

  1. Chris Smith - Essex Education Services -Target Tracker
  2. Chris Haines - Essex Education Services-Education Consultancy

Developed within Essex Education Services for Target Tracker, the Primary Target Tracker is an elegant all-in-one assessment tool specifically designed to be a user friendly and intuitive assessment recording methodology. The simple click and re-click system allows quick and easy assessment of individuals or classes within science and across the whole curriculum. Delegates will gain insight into the system and a case study provided by a current user will give evidence of the impact on assessment in her school

Classroom Activities for Dark Matter - W12

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : HumSS, 127

Speakers

  1. Dr. Damian Pope - Perimeter Institute
  2. Kevin Donkers - Perimeter Institute

Are you looking for ways to connect your students with current physics research? Join us as we explore how uniform circular motion and universal gravitation can be used to detect Dark Matter. The Mystery of Dark Matter multimedia resource is the product of collaboration between experienced educators and Perimeter Institute researchers with connections to the A-level and GCSE Specifications.

Addressing the Energy Challenge: The Role of Chemistry - T26

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : Henley, G10

Speakers

  1. Dr Paz Vaqueiro - School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy, University of Reading

Declining fossil fuel reserves and climate change arising from increased CO2 emissions pose an enormous challenge to society. The development of alternative energy generation techniques offers the only realistic hope for a long-term solution, and chemistry is at the forefront of many of these advances. This lecture will provide an overview of the contribution of chemical sciences to the development of new energy technologies, from hydrogen storage to thermoelectric power generation.

IOP - How to Run an Engineering Day - W10

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : AMS, 133

Speakers

  1. Neal Gupta - Institute of Physics

Advice on how to run a day event for students which will allow them to apply their Physics, Mathematics and ICT knowledge in a 'real' situation.

Science and 3D Printing: The Wow Factor - W11

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : Palmer, 105

Speakers

  1. Martin Stevens - ItIs3D

3D printing in taking the world by storm. It is beginning to find its way into schools, but it is not often used as part of the science curriculum. It should be, and will be. Find hot to bring the "Wow" factor into your lessons and reinforce science learning through effective use of 3D design and 3D printing

The Royal Society Vision for the Future of Science and Mathematics Education - BC04

Thursday 8th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : Booked course, pre-registration required. Confirmed upon booking.

The Royal Society has set out a vision for how the UK can develop an inspiring and high performing science and mathematics education system over the next 15 to 20 years. The world in 2030 will be very different to that of today. Major changes in population numbers, the environment and new technologies are likely. People with relevant skills and knowledge will be better equipped to adapt to this uncertain future. As we depend on science and technology more and more, people will increasingly need a scientific understanding in order to take part in democratic decision-making and our shared culture. A committee made up of eminent scientists, mathematicians and teachers has asked questions about our educational institutions, teaching workforce, curriculum, assessment and accountability mechanisms. They want the UK to have inspirational educational systems which develop scientific and technologically informed, engaged citizens as well as appropriate numbers of people qualified to take up science and technology-based careers. At this event you will be able to find out what the Royal Society believes are the essential features of a future world-class, high-performing education system for science and mathematics in order to prepare young people for the future.

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.

Supporting Teachers through GCSE Reform (Repeated) - T31

Thursday 8th January 2015

12:00 - 13:00

Location : HumSS, 25

Speakers

  1. Nigel English - AQA

Come and find out the latest on GCSE Science reform from our subject experts and discover how we will be supporting teachers through these new developments.

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