Friday, January 11 • 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Brenda Keogh Lecture: Science Capital (288)

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Science capital is a concept that can help us understand patterns in science participation - why some people engage with science and others do not. In particular, it helps shed light on why particular social groups remain underrepresented in post-16 science, and why many young people do not see science careers as being 'for me', nor see themselves as a ‘science person’. See an animated introduction to Science Capital

The Brenda Keogh Lecture
Brenda Keogh was an active member of ASE and NAIGS (the previous Futures) for many years and in many ways: organising and taking part in regional activity, presenting at national conferences, writing articles for Primary Science, serving on Primary Committee and contributing to ASE publications and consultations. Through her work as an adviser in Tameside, a lecturer at MMU, an author, publisher and CPD leader with Millgate House, the influential consultancy she co-founded with her husband Stuart Naylor, she influenced hundreds of thousands of teachers and learners across the world. Her legacy is twofold: Firstly, pedagogical strategies that are simple to use in the classroom yet have a transformative impact on learning. Concept Cartoons, Active Assessment and the PUPPETS project are all examples of Brenda’s creative ability to turn theory into practice. Secondly, the 2014 primary national curriculum in England was significantly shaped, written and improved by Brenda in the last months of her life, representing ASE and drawing on a life time of experience in the classroom and her working with teachers and researchers across the globe. Brenda combined generous friendship to all teachers she met, a joyous and relentless energy and enthusiasm, a commitment to improving what goes in classrooms across the world, a sharp intelligence and creative flair. This combination meant that ASE was very fortunate that she was a member.

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Professor Louise Archer

Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, UCL Institute of Education
I am currently the Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education at UCL IOE (2017-) and co-chair of the Sociology Activity Group (with Jessica Ringrose). Previously I was Professor of Sociology of Education at King's College London, where I was also the Director of the Centre... Read More →

Friday January 11, 2019 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Arts 120 (Main LT)