ASE South East Asia Conference POSTPONED #ASEConfAsia

21 February 2020 - 23 February 2020
10:00 - 13:00
Bangkok Patana School
643 Lasalle Road
Sukhumvit 105
, Bangkok 10260 , Thailand

It is with regret that the ASE, Bangkok Patana School and Philip Harris have decided to postpone this conference, largely due to increasing concerns related to the novel coronavius outbreak and subsequent travel restrictions being imposed. Registered participants will be contacted within a few days from 12th February 2020 with further details and refunds will be processed within 3-4 weeks. The aim is reschedule the conference within the next 12 months, so please do stay in touch and we will do the same!

Bangkok Patana School, the British International School in Thailand, and the ASE together with Philip Harris, are delighted to announce a science education conference to serve the South East Asia area and beyond, comprising a stimluating 3 day exploration for teachers and technicians, featuring keynote speakers and continuing professional learning seminars.

Thursday 20th February - Evening exclusive welcome social for keynotes and workshop leaders

Friday 21st February 0745hrs to 1600hrs Keynote speeches, teacher and technician workshops and teach-meets, followed by a  complementary social event for all science teachers/technicians 

Saturday 22nd February 0900 hrs to 1600hrs Keynote speeches, workshops and teach-meets

Sunday 23rd February 0900hrs to 1300hrs Keynote speeches, workshops and teach-meets

Event Type: 
11-19 Teachers
Early Career Teachers


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Friday is the dedicated Technician Day and Friday, Saturday and Sunday deliver an informative programme for primary and secondary science teachers. The aim of the conference is to engage science educators with the most effective, research-based strategies to promote Excellence in Science Learning.

The conference is woven into 7 strands, informed by the 7 recommendations of the recent Education Endowment Foundation report into Improving Secondary Science

  • Preconceptions: Build on the ideas that pupils bring to lessons
  • Self-regulation: Help pupils direct their own learning
  • Modelling: Use models to support understanding
  • Memory: Support pupils to retain and retrieve knowledge
  • Practical work: Use practical work purposefully and as part of a learning sequence
  • Language of science: develop scientific vocabulary and support pupils to read and write about science
  • Feedback: Use structured feedback to move on pupils' thinking

All of the Keynotes and workshops are framed by these 7 recommendations

Science Technicians

The Head Technician from Philip Harris has put together an exciting programme of professional learning for science techncians on the Friday for the Conference 

  • Technician workshops will be run by Jackie McKie, Head Technician from Philip Harris
  • Networking opportunities with other technicians from across the region through a "job-alike" session and also at the complementary Friday evening social event
  • New equipment demonstrations

Technician Workshops:

  • Safe handling of micro-organisms including use of Biohazard cabinet
  • Microscope maintenance and slide preparation including the use of digital microscopes
  • Glass handling and making bespoke glassware
  • Solution preparation and titration

Showcasing of new/updated equipment:

  • New biology equipment such as electrophoresis/DNA demonstrations, etc
  • New chemistry equipment such as melting point apparatus, etc
  • New physics equipment such as Ripple Tank, Gravimeter, new BEK tiles, Photoelectric effect using Planck's Constant Kit, etc

Keynote Speakers and more

Our keynote speakers will be delivering workshops as well as keynote sessions during the conference:

Professor Sir John Holman: ASE President and a lead author of the EEF report and internationally reknowned speaker. Emeritus Professor University of York, and senior advisor to the Gatsby Foundation and Wellcome Trust. Sir John will focus his keynote and workshops on how to implement these 7 recommendations. 

Professor Christine Harrison: A specialist in Formative Assessment, who has worked alongside giants of the field such as Dylan Wiliam and Paul Black. Past Chair of the ASE research committee and reader in education research at Kings College London. Her keynote and workshops will focus on how Formative Assessment supports the 7 key recommendations from the EEF report.

Jane Turner: Associate Professor at the University of Hertfordshire and Director of the Primary Science Quality Mark initiative. Jane will guide delegates through how the 7 recommendations translate to the teaching of primary science.

Ian Stuart: Former teacher and founder/CEO of Atomic School, a pioneering initiative bringing the fundamentals of atomic theory into Primary classrooms

In addition to these there are a host of workshops designed to help delegates engage with these 7 key recommendations and then put them into practice in their own classrooms.  Conference delegates are leading workshops too, sharing their best practice on an international platform. 


There will be an exhibition for the duration of the conference. For this first South East Asian conference, exhibitors may have a stand providing they lead workshops by submitting session proposals  Please email all exhibition enquires to Bangkok Patana School - and someone will be in touch.