The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

Developing Maths Skills in KS3 Science - W17

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Henley, 208

Speakers

  1. Richard Perring - Devon Secondary Teacher Training Group/South Dartmoor Community College

How are you making questioning more mathematical for your KS3 students in light of the new curriculum? How do you show that your KS3 students have a secure understanding of mathematical concepts and can securely calculate results? This practical workshop will look at strategies for enhancing mathematical understanding . Drawing on research, classroom practice and the perception of what maths is, you will leave with resources and enthusiasm to make a significant difference to delivering the maths when working scientifically.

IBL Science Workshop: Maths for Life - W18

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Carrington, 101

Speakers

  1. Pete Sorensen - University of Nottingham
  2. Len Newton - University of Nottingham

This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore materials from the 'Maths and Science for Life' (Mascil) project. The project involves the collaboration of teachers and teacher educators across thirteen countries of Europe. The materials being developed are part of a toolkit designed to support teachers and CPD providers in developing inquiry based teaching approaches linked closely to the world of work. There will be an opportunity to discuss the materials and consider further involvement with this exciting project.

Jelly Baby Waves at Egg Parachute - W15

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Palmer, 102

Speakers

  1. Katy Sparrow - STEMNET

Silly title? Maybe! It's a compilation of practical activities which have already been delivered in STEM Clubs across the UK. In this workshop you will speed network around practical activities demonstrated by STEM Club members, talk to teachers who have set up and developed STEM Club and STEM Ambassadors who have supported clubs! If you want to deliver fun and rewarding ways to boost enjoyment and learning across STEM outside of the classroom, this is the workshop for you!

Optical Fibre Telecommunications - BC05

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 16:00

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

You may think that Optical Fibre Technology is an invention of the 21st Century - this session (with some updating!) has been run at the Annual Meeting over 4 decades! ASE members worked with British Telecom staff in the 1980's to produce a simple introduction to Optical Fibre Telecoms. Many years on we still offer this course to folks who would like to find out about the simpler aspects of Optical Fibre technology. You will make - or at least start making - a demonstration optical fibre kit that introduces the rudiments of the topic. (If you haven't soldered electronic components to pcb boards before please arrive 40 mins prior to the advertised time for an intro to soldering techniques.)

Modern Methods of Teaching Traditional Physics - BC06

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

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

Speakers

  1. Frank Campbell - Irwin Science Education

New resources for teaching practical physics. Simple to use, easy to set-up, stimulating for students and curriculum relevant

Electrostatics - W16

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : AMS, G8

Speakers

  1. Barry Hawkins - Data Harvest

Banish the large cumbersome Van de Graaff to history. No more waiting for dry days, getting hair dryers out. High voltage electrostatics on tap. Interactive activities to study static electricity. With luck we will make and power a plastic cup motor. Bring your own woolly jumpers and fly away hair for shock, not shocking lessons! Party balloons supplied!

Earth Theme - Earth Science Out of Door for KS2,3&4 - W20

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Chemistry, Lab G

Speakers

  1. Elizabeth Devon - Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU)
  2. Peter Kennett
  3. Chris King

Have you ever asked yourself, 'How can I use the area outside the door of my classroom to teach Earth science principles'? If you have, some of the answers will be revealed on the Reading Campus using opportunities available around many schools. So, bring your coat and be ready to be involved in teasing out Earth science principles from outdoor things that many people take for granted.

Better Practicals, Better Learning: Improve your Skills (Hands-On!) (Repeated) - D03

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 16:00

Location : AMS, Lab G11

Speakers

  1. Matt Endean - CLEAPSS
  2. Dan Jenkins - 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.

BERG - Primary Children Learning about Human Anatomy: A Longitudinal Study Following One Class through the Full Primary Phase - T35

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 14:30

Location : Palmer, 108

Speakers

  1. Dr Sue Dale-Tunnicliffe - Institute of Education, University of London

What drawings and interviews of inside the human body from start to end of primary school inform us.

9/10 Students' Views on Science - T42

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : AMS, 135

Speakers

  1. Wan Ng - University of New South Wales
  2. Jennifer Fergusson - University of New South Wales

Engaging Year 9 and 10 students in science learning is challenging. To obtain better insights into where the challenges lie, this session presents the students' views on science teaching, including the use of technology in science learning, and their understanding of how science and scientists work. The survey conducted is part of a 2013-2014 national project funded by the Australian government that seeks to improve the attitudes and engagement of 14-15 year olds in science learning.

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