The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

GCSE Twenty First Century Science from 2016 - T32

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Palmer, 107

Speakers

  1. Mary Whitehouse - University of York Science Education Group,
  2. Alistair Moore - University of York Science Education Group,

The Twenty First Century Science project team at the University of York has been working with OCR and OUP to develop GCSE science courses which meet the requirements of the criteria for GCSEs from 2016 but keep the characteristics of the current courses, recognising the diversity of interests and future intentions of the student population. This will be an early opportunity to find out about the plans for the teaching resources and the assessment approaches of the project

Delivering Quality PSHE Education - T41

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Chemistry, LT1

Speakers

  1. Beverley Hoekstra - Public Health England

Much of the PSHE curriculum falls to the responsibility of science educators. The new curriculum and PSHE integration presents teachers with further challenges. The e-Bug team at Public Health England are conducting qualitative research with teachers and school nurses to determine who is teaching PSHE microbiology topics (hand hygiene, antibiotics, vaccinations etc.) and what resources are necessary to assist educators. The findings will be presented, and provide valuable lessons for science educators about delivering quality PSHE education.

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.

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.

Salters A-level Chemistry for 2015 (Repeated) - T36

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Henley, 101

Speakers

  1. Chris Otter - University of York

This session will allow you to find out about the exciting developments for supporting teaching and learning of the new specification for Salters' Advanced Chemistry (OCR B). This unique context based course will have a wide range of hard copy and electronic materials to support teachers and students, as well as a range of teacher support mechanisms. Representatives from the University of York and Oxford University Press will be available after the presentation to answer any specific questions you might have.

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!

Rich Science Teaching and Learning - T37

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 16:00

Location : Henley, G04

Speakers

  1. Dr Wai Yi Feng - University of Cambridge
  2. Dr Judith Hillier - University of Oxford
  3. Dr Anne Bowker - King's College London

This session reports on a Royal Society International Scientific Meeting held in September 2014, focusing on three key questions: What sort of science teachers do we want in our schools? How should science teachers' subject-specific professional learning needs be met? How can we make best use of formal educational provisions and informal learning opportunities to engage all students in STEM? Presentations of leading researchers in science education and discussions addressing these questions will be summarised for a teacher audience.

The New AQA A-level Suite (Repeated) - T38

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : HumSS, 25

Speakers

  1. Matthew Bennett - AQA

An introduction to our new specifications. Come and learn about the changes to our A-levels, including linear assessment and how practical work will be assessed.

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!

Children Owning Assessment - T40

Thursday 8th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : HumSS, 27 LT

Speakers

  1. Chris Smith - Essex Education Services -Target Tracker

John Hattie's research shows that one of biggest factors involved in accelerating progress is children having ownership of their assessments illustrated in Visual Learning In line with this research, Essex County Council through its Target Tracker development has produced the Test Analysis Suite. This session will illustrate how schools have implemented this system and show the impact it has on children's learning and progress. 'TAS is all about you and how you feel you did' Yr6 pupil.

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