The Association for Science Education

ASE West of England Conference 2014

Date: Saturday 15th November 2014

Time: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Location : Institute For Education, Bath Spa University

Cost : Free

Venue: Institute For Education, Bath Spa University, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN View directions

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This year we have been invited to use the fantastic facilities at Bath Spa University. Tea and Coffee, free parking permit available. 

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Conference RatesFee
ASE Members Free
Non-member £10 on the door

Select two workshops when you book, one from group A, and another from group B. 

9:00-9:30 Registration in atrium of Commons Building.

9.30-9:55 Welcome (Kate Reynolds, Dean of Education at Bath Spa University) & PSQM Awards (Steve Marshall)

10:00-10.55   Workshop 1

  • (Primary) Pauline Rodger, Holt Primary – Cross-curricular catapults  
  • (Primary) Steve Marshall, Barnet and PSQM – Cupcake Science  
  • Julie Edwards, Independent Consultant –Using the fairground to deliver areas of the science curriculum.  
  • Andy McMurray, National Space Academy- Space for Secondary Teachers  
  • (Secondary) Steve Davis - Clevedon School. iPads when you don't have a class set
  • (Secondary) Kate Roberts - Orchard School Active Teaching and Learning Strategies  
  • (Secondary) Stephen Diston - OCR Update on Qualification Changes  

11.00-11.30   Break (coffee and pastries) & browse stands

11.30-12.25   Workshop 2

  • (Primary) Sarah Earle, Bath Spa University – Teacher Assessment in Primary Science  
  • (Primary) Matt George, Mr G Science Shows – “Practical Activities to use with the New Primary Science Curriculum
  • (Primary/Secondary) Hugh Thomas, My future, My choice- Fantastic Flight –  Inspiring young people with the science, heritage and future of flight
  • (Secondary) Dr Lawrence Cattermole, Institute of Physics - Getting the measure of Energy
  • (Secondary/Primary) Jonathan Scott - Stormfront Education - iPads Workshop  
  • (Secondary) Helen Rogerson - How are we assessing without levels?  
  • (Secondary/FE) Sarah Pannell - Running a Journal Club for A level students - one method of engaging students with current scientific research.   

12.30 Keynote The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being - evolution and the making of us - Prof Alice Roberts

ASE President and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham.  Alice Roberts promises to take you on an incredible journey - around your body and back into your past, drawing on the latest research to reveal the evolutionary story hidden in each of us, in our anatomy, embryos and genes.

Followed by the ASE West of England AGM - all members welcome. 

About the Bath Spa Institute For Education

The Bath Spa Institute for Education is a place where Teacher Researchers, classroom teachers, education practitioners, academics, and everyone interested in education come together in a community of research and practice.