The Association for Science Education

ASE Northern Conference 2017

Date: Saturday 11th November 2017

Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Location : Sheffield Hallam University, Institute of Education, Charles Street Building, City Campus, S1 2NH

Cost : ASE members: £40. Non-members £60. Trainees: £20

The theme for this year's conference is inclusion and diversity in their widest sense. Do you want to update your knowledge of science teaching? Do you teach low or high attainers? Student's with SEND or who are EAL? Are you a BAME teacher?   There is a wide range of sessions for Primary and Secondary as well as a substantial exhibition to give you a stimulating and fun day.

As with all ASE events the networking opportunities will be unparalleled!

Outcomes: You will have the opportunity  to:

  • recognise how science teaching can be made more inclusive
  • select activities and resources to use in your own classroom
  • identify innovative approaches to implementing the science curriculum
  • discuss, engage, and collaborate with fellow science professionals

Programme and session summaries:  The keynote  is presented by the team from the Autism Centre at Sheffield Hallam University that promotes a view of autism as a different way of being.


Sesion 1 (9:45 - 10:45)

  1. Potatoes to plastic - Jane Winter & Andy Maneffa (STEM Ambassador)
  2. Removing English Language Barriers in Science for EAL Learners - Kamil Trzebiatowski
  3. SMART PICKINGS: developing child led enquiry - Lynne Bianchi
  4. Positive psychology for teachers - Ann Macaskill
  5. Using in your teaching (KS4) - Heather Peck
  6. Rethinking how we represent energy 1. A primer - Charles Tracy

Session 2 (11:15 - 12:15)

Keynote - Perspectives on Inclusion: Conceptualisations, Experiences and Imagining Otherwise
Professor Nick Hodge, Professor of Inclusive Practice, Dr Jill Pluquailec and Stephen Connolly, of the Autism Centre, part of Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University.

Session 3 (13:15 - 14:15)

  1. Enriching Science for Pupil Premium Children - Kathryn Horan
  2. Creating a more inclusive culture in science teaching and learning - Zaitoon Bukhari
  3. Strategies for Teachers to Support Students’ Mental Health - Michelle Sault
  4. Managing SEND in the science classroom - Marion Frankland
  5. Genomics is the new Genetics - NHS
  6. Rethinking how we represent energy 2: developing the ideas - Charles Tracy

Session 4 (14:45 - 15:45)

  1. Science For All - Andy Bullough
  2. Raising attainment, maintaining curiosity and ensuring inclusion in science - Naveed Khan
  3. PSQM - so what? - Bryony Turford
  4. Identify strategies to support learning, engagement and “retention' of SEN students - Rob Butler
  5. Developing links with Higher Education: an outline of available support and new opportunities - Mike Garnock-Jones (Higher Education Progression Partnership) and colleagues
  6. Rethinking how we represent energy 3: addressing concerns - Charles Tracy

A further description of each session can be found by clicking here and scrolling down. 

For details of the venue and transport options click here. 

How to book: Book using STEM Learning’s website . If you have not used this site before, you will be asked to register. (This will give you access to wealth of STEM related resources) Members of ASE should  use the discount code ASEMEM3317 when booking. If you are a trainee there is a further discount code that can be obtained from your training provider.

Conference rates:

ASE member £40

Non-member £60

Trainees           £20

When booking, VAT will be added to your invoice. Check with your institution to find out how this can be reclaimed.