ASE South East Asia Conference: Targeting Excellence in Science Learning
Sukhumvit 105 , Bangkok 10260 , Thailand
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 1000hrs 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 1700 hrs Keynote speeches, workshops and teach-meets
Sunday 23rd February 0900hrs to 1300hrs Keynote speeches, workshops and teach-meets
Invitation to propose sessions
Session proposals are now invited - please click on the link below. Closing date 1st December 2019.
In return for offering workshops during the conference, workshop leaders will receive the following benefits:
Welcome Social on 20th February
- This is an exclusive event only available to keynote speakers and workshop leaders
- Thursday evening before the conference officially starts
- Finger food, beer, wine and gin & tonics provided
- Hosted at Bangkok Patana School to provide an opportunity for keynotes and workshop leaders to familiarise themselves with venue facilities in advance of the main conference
- An additional networking opportunity to meet with key thinkers and innovators in Science Education
Certificate of recognition
Distinctive conference lanyard
Exclusive conference pin badge
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
The Head Technician from Philip Harris is putting together an exciting programme of professional learning for science techncians on the Friday for the Conference
- Technician workshops 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
- 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
- Distillation workshop
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 will be 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 can offer to lead workshops too: this is a superb CPL opportunity for lead practitioners from your school to share their best practice on an international platform. Registration for session proposals is now open (see above under Invitation To Propose Sessions).
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 and submit session proposals accordingly using the link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AC2020 The invitation for session proposals closes on 1st December 2019. Please email all exhibition enquires to Bangkok Patana School - firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in touch.