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Annual Conference 2016: Practical Work

Issue: February 2016 263

Extract: There was a wide range of practical sessions at Birmingham 2016, a small selection of which are featured on the next four pages. Most have contact details for readers to obtain more information or ideas for resources that they can use in their own classroom.

Annual Conference 2016: Beyond the Frontier – expert lectures

Issue: February 2016 263

Extract: Every year, a variety of scientific lectures are put on at the Annual Conference, given by leading experts from the host university.

Annual Conference 2016: Some top tweets

Issue: February 2016 263

Annual Conference 2016: International Day

Issue: February 2016 263

Extract: Our 2016 Annual Conference started with the International Day on Wednesday. Our keynote speaker was Sir John Holman, who talked about his international comparative study into the practical aspects of science education. We were joined by his colleagues from the Netherlands, Ireland and the UK, and from Boston USA by Skype.

Annual Conference 2016: What's out there?

Issue: February 2016 263

Extract: Reflections from the Primary Science Committee on what's ‘out there’ for primary schools.

Annual Conference 2016: A spotlight on action research

Issue: February 2016 263

Author: Deb McGregor, Catarina Correia, Fiona Woodhouse and Shirley Simon

Extract: Action Research (AR) was under the spotlight at this year’s Conference with a series of science teacher practitioner research workshops and poster presentations, organised by members of the ASE Research Specialist Group.

Annual Conference 2016: Other Highlights

Issue: February 2016 263

Extract: - Connecting science and literacy by Christine Anne Royce, Shippensburg University, USA - Enneagrams: student behaviour by Jane Still, School of Education, University of Bristol - Teaching about Energy and Climate Change by Keith Ross, - Going Wild: the 2016 Margaret Collis Lecture - STEM Education for Global Justice by John Oversby - Teaching Using Real Weather Data Dr Sarah Perryman et al, Rothamsted Research - Science on the IB - Corry Blades, Curriculum Manager for Biology and Psychology, International Baccalaureate

A Year of Fieldwork – why do we need it?

Issue: February 2016 263

Extract: Steve Tilling explores the Year of Fieldwork and it's aims to promote the benefits of fieldwork and secure its future for students studying science, geography and related subjects. ASE will be joining the campaign with a series of activities this year, building on its tradition of fighting for fieldwork as an essential part of science education.

Primary Science Quality Mark – an update

Issue: February 2016 263

The Prep Room

Issue: February 2016 263

Author: Simon Quinnell and Sue Smith

Extract: It seems a long time ago now but, to refresh your memories and to remind you that it’s happening this year as well, here’s a brief report on the fun (and learning) that we had at last year’s National Technicians’ Conference.

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