ASE Futures Conference 2020 - Now Online

02 July 2020 - 03 July 2020
09:15 - 16:15

For anyone with an interest in the future development of science educators!

Event Type: 
Online event
11-19 Teachers


The ASE Futures Online Conference has a thought-provoking programme across 2 days, appropriate for everyone involved in teacher training, advising, and professional development. From university tutors, education consultants and local authority staff to Heads of Science and leaders responsible for CPD, if you are a teacher looking to take science education beyond your classroom, ASE Futures is an ideal place for you to be! The Conference provides a great opportunity for engagement about the future of the science education sector and will delivered using Zoom technology including live interactive sessions. Get involved!

Ticket prices start at £36 for ASE Futures members for one day, with discounted tickets for ASE members.

In depth session synopses can be found at the foot of the webpage in the header Files within the PDF link

Thursday 2nd July

0915 Welcome by Hannah Russell, CEO of the ASE

0925 Keynote - The roles of professional development facilitators, Emily Perry IoE at Sheffield Hallam University


  • For 11-19: How the concept of Epistemic Inquiry can help plan a science curriculum, Alex Black ABC Learning
  • For Primary: An update on the new PLAN resources, Naomi Hiscock PSEC


  • For Primary: How do teachers learn to ask good questions in science? Colin Forster, University of Gloucestershire
  • For All: Ofsted Inspection of ITT Provision TBC
  • For All: Blended learning, Gregor Steele SSERC

1350 Keynote: Evidence informed practice: Professor Chris Harrison, Kings College London and Alastair Gittner,                            Hallam TSA   


  • For 11-19: Whose curriculum is it anyway? Lucy Wood, The Ark Science Mastery Team
  • For Primary: Science capital in primary GGCE Trainees, Sally Spicer, University of Warwick
  • For All: Transitioning the skills KS1 to KS4, Robert Campbell, St Mary’s University

Friday 3rd July

0900 Keynote - Ofsted update and discussion, Matthew Newberry HMI Ofsted TBC

1000 For All: Discussion and questions posed by Matthew Newberry and report back TBC


  • For Primary: Introducing scientists work to primary children, Alison Trew / Ruth Shallcross / Kate Redhead, Primary Science Teaching Trust and Alex Sinclair, St Mary’s University
  • For 11-19: Developing an early secondary science curriculum based on cognitive matching, Alex Black ABC Learning
  • For All: Celebrity scientists inspire! Maria Dent, University of Derby


  • For Primary: Developing primary science communities of practice, Clare Warren, University of Hertfordshire TBC
  • For All: Leading collaborative curriculum research and development, Julie Jordan Sheffield Hallam University
  • For All: Young STEM Leader Programme, Graeme Rough

1400 For All: Interactive future-gazing in science education, ASE Futures Committee


  • For Primary: Using FED to develop science leaders, Tanya White Transform Trust
  • For 11-19: Rethinking practical science, Amanda Clegg AKC Educational Consultancy and Karen Collins Apogee Education
  • For All: Mitigating the effect of language in the assessment of science, Oksana Afitska, University of Lancaster 

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