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ASE Yorkshire & Humberside Region - Creating and using written assessments to further literacy in science

Date: Thursday 29th November 2012

Time: 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Location : Stocksbridge High School, Shay House Lane, Stocksbridge , Sheffield S36 1FD Time: 7pm-8:30pm with light refreshments available from 6.30pm.

Cost : Free

Presented by:- Mary Whitehouse, University of York, Science Education Group, Carol Davenport (CSci Teach) and Alastair Gittner (CSciTeach)

With all new specifications there is an increasing requirement for students to produce longer and more sophisticated written answers. This trend will continue and so students of all ages will need help developing this important skill. It can be a challenge to find suitable questions to ask and when we do they don’t always help students show what they understand.

In this interactive workshop we will look at how we can create questions and assessments that focus on the Learning Objectives we want and produce answers that show evidence of students’ learning.

Mary Whitehouse, co-leads the 21st Century Science Project and is a leading member of the group developing the York Science KS3 Scheme. She brings her considerable experience of assessment to lead what will be a worthwhile and interesting evening.

Carol Davenport is an experienced examiner, working for two of the awarding bodies; she also supports physics teachers through the Institute of Physics networks.

There will be a display of ASE membership benefits,

For a map of the venue click here

For more information and to confirm your attendance please contact Alastair Gittner at a.gittner@talktalk.net or phone through c/o Stocksbridge High School, 0114 288 3153. Places will be limited and this should prove to be a popular meeting.

Park in the main car park, you will be given an exit code for the barrier in the meeting.