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ASE Annual Conference 2012 – It’s not too late to book !

15 December 2011

IT is not too late to book for the Association for Science Education’s Annual Conference at the University of Liverpool from Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th January 2012.

Booking online will close on Thursday 22 December but you can book in person at the conference.

The ASE Annual Conference is for everyone involved in science education - whether you are a teacher, technician, advisor, or simply someone who is interested in science education.

The conference is open to both members and non-members and is a magnet for all those passionate about science teaching and learning. Visit our conference page for more information.

The Conference features three days of booked courses and a range of special events, talks and product launches from leading players in the Science Education arena.

Our key speakers include:

  •  Professor Steve Jones, the out-going ASE president and MP Andrew Miller, Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee, on a panel discussion on The Future for Fieldwork in Science Education.
  • Professor Athene Donald DBE FRS, Royal Society Education Committee Chair giving The Royal Society Keynote Speech.
  • Dr Adam Hart-Davis, What the Romans Did for Us television presenter, giving the Margaret Collis ASE Primary Science Lecture and the Primary Science Teaching Awards, supported by the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust.

This year, for the first time, the ASE is joined by the awarding bodies OCR and AQA as Gold and Silver Partners. They will be on hand to answer questions and OCR is sponsoring the Open Conference, where speakers give 15-minute sessions on a topic of their choice. Be sure to catch key speakers Professor Hal Sosabowski and Tim Oates, who will be at the conference courtesy of Gold Partners OCR.

Further details about key speakers are available on our Annual Conference page.

Entry to the exhibition only is FREE, where the latest resources for making science accessible to young people will be showcased in 3,000 square metres of marquee space, packed with science textbooks, resources, materials and apparatus.

As the most extensive Science Education Exhibition in Europe it will have all the major science education suppliers, publishers and manufacturers present, and some very competitive offers.

Each day features a vast array of events to choose from:

Wednesday 4 January

Co-reflect Focus Day.

International Day.

Earth Science Programme begins and runs throughout the programme.

Research Seminar Series begins and runs throughout the programme.

Thursday 5 January

Frontier Science sessions, by University of Liverpool staff, Day 1 of 3.

Data Harvest Programme Day 1 of 3.

Getting Practical Focus Day 1 of 3.

Outdoor Science Focus Day 1 of 3.

Policy into Practice Day 1 of 3.

Primary Focus Day 1 of 3.

Friday 6 January

11-19 Focus Day 1 of 2.

Biology in the Real World Day.

NAIGS Focus.

Technicians’ Focus.

Saturday 7 January

Behavioural Science Focus.