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Further Keynotes announced for ASE 2017

26 October 2016

We're delighted to announce four new Keynote Speakers at our ASE Annual Conference 2017 including Professor Monica Grady and Dame Alison Peacock.

Join us from Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th January 2017 for a packed programme of Continuing Professional Development for science educators.

Find out more about all our Keynote Speakers and view the full programme online here.

New Keynotes talks from the Science Education World:

ESTA: Distinguished Speaker

Just announced! Professor Monica Grady 

This year's Earth Science keynote is from Professor Monica Grady who is Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences and Director, Cosmochemistry Research Group. Prior to that, Monica was in the Department of Mineralogy at the Natural History Museum in London, where she headed the Meteorite team. Recently she has become recognised for her delight at the landing of Rosetta that was captured on the news.

Thursday 5th January 2017 - 4pm 

Just announced! Dr R. Subramaniam - Students’ learning in the physical sciences   

Physical sciences topics often present considerable difficulties for students to achieve conceptual understanding; a number of concepts, especially in physics, are counter-intuitive to real life experiences. It is therefore necessary to probe students’ understanding deeper so that it can unpack their thinking further. One way to obtain a better appreciation of students’ understanding is to make use of approaches commonly used in the educational psychology literature when evaluating students using traditional assessment instruments.

Dr R. Subramaniam is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His current research interests are in the areas of science education, physics education, chemistry education, STEM education, primary science education, informal science education and science communication.

Friday 6th January 2017 - 11am

Just announced! Dr Mike Maunder, Eden Project 

Dr Mike Maunder, a leader in plant conservation and horticulture, is the first Director of Life Sciences at the Eden Project. Mike leads on horticulture, agronomy and all Eden’s areas of science and research programmes and is a key contributor to the project’s expanding education and learning activities.

Saturday 7th January - 11am

Just announced!  Dame Alison Peacock, Chartered College of Teaching 

January 2017, sees Professor Dame Alison Peacock take on the role of the first Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching. Alison has extensive, practical experience across primary, secondary and advisory roles, leading schools to success and shaping policy. Under her leadership, the Chartered College of Teaching will offer teacher-led professional standards, a professional code of ethics, and a platform for sharing knowledge.

Thursday 5th January - 3pm