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ASE Scotland Annual Conference 2015 - Robert Gordon's College

Friday 6th to Saturday 7th March 2015

Aberdeen is the host city for the next ASE Scotland Annual Conference in March 2015. The two day conference includes CPD Workshops designed for Primary Science, CfE Highers and Advanced Highers for Biology, Chemistry and Physics with special talks delivered by SSERC, IOP, RSC, Royal Observatory Edinburgh and many more!

Energising your future

Day 1: Friday 6 March 2015, 1pm-6pm with optional evening events
Day 2: Saturday 7 March 2015, 9am-5pm finish

Location : Robert Gordon's College, Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FE

Accommodation : Local hotels recommended please see the programme (page 8).

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Please contact or telephone 01786 611 030 with any further enquries.

Conference RatesEarly Bird (Ends Monday 8 December)Standard
Conference registration includes lunch and refreshments.
ASE member 1 day rate  £48 £72
ASE member 2 day rate £84 £96
Non member 1 day rate  £156 £168
Non member 2 day rate £204 £216
Space Science Day (Friday 6 March, 20 places available) £12, registered delegates can claims a bursary of £200.  
Conference Highlights

The ASE Scotland Annual Conference is a festival of best practice in science education. It is open to ASE members and non-members. The ASE Scotland Annual Conference is a magnet for all those passionate about science learning and teaching and always features new and exciting topics. The conference is an outstanding opportunity for you to create a programme of continuing professional development that exactly meets your needs. Many of the sessions will also provide you with free, sponsored resources and equipment for you to take away and use to embed your learning in your classroom. This year there are themes on the topics and courses currently relevant to Scottish teachers such as the new Higher and Advanced Higher courses and the use of modern technology to promote effective learning. With the conference being in Aberdeen we also had to include sessions on Energy!

Bursaries available for special Space Science Day (Friday 6 March 2015)

In partnership with National Schools’ Observatory (NSO), the conference has a unique opportunity for 20 participants to get involved in a day of space science based activities for a small supplement cost of £12. However every particpants is entitled to claim a bursary of £200. Please see page 5 of the programme for more details.

Frontier Science Lectures

Throughout the 2015 conference there is a series of cutting edge science relevant to CfE courses delivered by leading scientists, including Paint Pigments and Artificial Photosynthesis: Prof. Peter Robertson (Friday 6 March, 1-2pm) and Stellar evolution: Dr William Taylor, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (Saturday 7 March, 2-3pm).

Primary Science Events

What do we do when we don’t know?: Stuart Naylor, Millgate House Education (Saturday 7 March, 11-12.30pm)
Space for learning – using space for a context: Laura Thomas and Tania Johnston, ESERO (Saturday 7 March, 11-12.30pm)
Effective primary science in the classroom: Debs Parrott and Patrick Robertson, Fernlielea Primary School (Saturday 7 March, 2-3pm)

Expert workshops

Workshop with the Perimeter Institute, SSERC, NSO, IOP, RSC, Our Synamic Earth and many more.

Conference Partners

BP supporting Scottish science education through ASE