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Wednesday, January 9
 

10:15am

International Day Welcome (379)
Speakers
avatar for Shaun Reason

Shaun Reason

Chief Executive, Association for Science Education
Shaun is Chief Executive of The Association for Science Education (ASE), the largest subject association in the UK. He sits on a variety of influential science education groups and is a regular speaker at regional, national and international conferences.Shaun spent twenty years in... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 10:15am - 10:30pm
Arts 120 (Main LT)

10:30am

How Can Assessment Literacy Support Science Teaching (380)
Assessment plays a central role in education, and teaching can be made more effective by using it skillfully.  This talk will explore some instruments and strategies that science teachers can use to probe students’ thinking, and outline a model for curriculum planning that integrates assessment into the planning process.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Robin Millar

Professor Robin Millar

University of York

Exhibitors
avatar for University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)


Wednesday January 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Arts 120 (Main LT)

11:20am

CANCELLED: Evidence-Informed Teaching: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (382)
This session has been cancelled. However, you can still attend sessions led by Bob Pritchard on Friday and Saturday.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Pritchard

Bob Pritchard

Consultant, hi-impact consultancy
Science and CPD Consultant at hi-impact. Physics teacher. CSciTeach and Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. Interested in evidence-informed practice, cognitive science and its role in effective Science teaching.

Sponsors
avatar for hi-impact

hi-impact

Education Consultancy
hi-impact consultancy ltd is a multi-award winning company owned and operated by qualified teachers with classroom and SLT experience ranging from EYFS to 6th Form with teacher training expertise at an international level. | All our consultants are experts in the use of state of... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm

11:20am

Critical Thinking for Science Teachers (166)
Critical Thinking underpins all aspects of a teacher's expertise. The session is aimed at improving teachers' capabilities, dealing with (in the context of science teaching): a) rationality, cognitive biases and emotions; b) disposition towards rationality; c) arguments in explanations and fallacies; d) arguments and social power, especially those in authority; e) causal arguments and slippery slopes; f) arguments from analogy. The material has been recently tested in an active teacher researcher Community of Practice. It aims to develop a teacher's resilience in the face of challenge. We will operate in interactive mode. In the light of the IPCC report published 8th October, many examples will be chosen from this to highlight the value of working from a contemporary document.

Speakers

Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Arts 127 (Lecture Room 3)

11:20am

Curriculum and Assessment: Enemies, frenemies or friends? (206)
In this session, the Primary and Lower Secondary science specialists from Cambridge International will lift the lid on how curriculum and assessment work together in our global programmes. They will show how understanding one can help deepen understanding of the other, and allow teachers to improve their practice.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Neesam

Marc Neesam

Development Manager, Curriculum Programmes, Cambridge Assessment International Education
I started my career in the sciences, gaining two degrees in Chemistry, before training to be a primary teacher. After teaching for several years in primary schools in Reading and London I moved into educational support and curriculum development. | | I currently work for Cambridge... Read More →
BW

Brooke Wyatt

Cambridge Assessment


Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Arts 126 (Lecture Room 2)

11:20am

Developing Scientific Citizenship in Science Learners (117)
The presentation will focus on a pedagogical intervention set to foster the development of scientific citizenship in science learners. The concept of scientific citizenship will be explored as well as the elements that must be considered while planning lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Edgar Garzón-Díaz

Edgar Garzón-Díaz

University of Los Andes
I am a member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication, a professor at University of Los Andes, and a Science teacher at SED Bogota. I have been a visiting scholar at University of Aberdeen in Scotland.


Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Arts 222 (Lecture Room 6)

11:20am

Inquiry in the Science Classroom (274)
We will consider the dichotomy of current and past recognition of inquiry and curricula and teaching demands, and discuss whether inquiry, realistically, has a place in school science?

Speakers
SB

Stuart Bevins

Sheffield Hallam University
GP

Gareth Price

Senior Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University
I am interested in inquiry and creativity in science education with an emphasis on students and teachers actively co-constructing knowledge.


Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Arts 223 (Lecture Room 7)

11:20am

Futurizing Science Education: I SEE (213)
In the workshop, we will present the I SEE project (www.iseeproject.eu) aimed to design innovative approaches and teaching modules to foster students’ capacities to imagine the future and aspire to STEM careers. An overview of its characterizing activities will set the stage for discussions about the sense of “futurizing” science education. 

Speakers
LB

Laura Branchetti

University of Parma
PF

Paola Fantini

Physics Teacher, Liceo Scientifico Einstein Rimini Italy
avatar for Olivia Levrini

Olivia Levrini

University of Bologna
I am an Associate Professor in Physics Education at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Bologna. Currently I have the honor to coordinate the European project I SEE, of which ASE is a partner (www.iseeproject.eu). I am strongly involved, as Conference President... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)

12:25pm

Teaching Science to English Language Learners (243)
Analysing EAL learners’ performance on standardized tests and suggesting implications for practice.
Drawing on empirical research data, this presentation identifies and discusses specific types of assessment tasks in Science where English language learners are particularly disadvantaged compared with their native speaking peers. The presentation concludes with a set of teaching- and assessment–focused implications for classroom practice.

Speakers
OA

Oksana Afitska

Lancaster University


Wednesday January 9, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Arts 101 (Lecture Room 4)

12:25pm

Evidence-Informed CPD (126)
My presentation is based on doctoral research into teachers of Science during a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) in England and any impact it might have on their evidence-informed practice (pedagogical).  I am interested in what is required of teachers in both a trial and in evidence-informed CPD sessions and what such sessions may cover.  This session would be of interest to teachers, heads of science, and school leaders as well as CPD practitioners and those with an interest in evidence-informed practice.  The presentation on international day reflects recent moves towards a "global evidence ecosystem" in education.

Speakers
avatar for Ewan MacRae

Ewan MacRae

PhD student, Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation, Queen's University Belfast
I am a former teacher trainer with the British Council and current PhD student in Education at Queen's University Belfast. My interest is in Science teacher participation in educational trials, specifically RCTs, and their evidence-informed practices.


Wednesday January 9, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Arts 301 (Lecture Room 8)

12:25pm

An invitation to HEC and its 'H-E Classbook' (133)
“Hypothesis-Experiment Class (Kasetsu)” is an outstanding Japanese way to teach science. We demonstrate how HEC enables students to fully engage with and learn science concepts using our unique materials (Jugyosho). The majority of students say that HEC is FUN! — regardless of when, where or by whom it is carried out. 

Speakers
avatar for Haruhiko Funahashi

Haruhiko Funahashi

Professor, Kyoto University, Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences
I have a background in experimental particle physics. My interests are in introductory education in physics. I am in charge of physics lectures for non-science majors, mainly freshman, and a lecture of science teachers certificate course. In both lectures, from different viewpoints... Read More →
avatar for Tomoko Hasegawa

Tomoko Hasegawa

Science teacher of junior high school, Kurishima municipal junior high school
I am interested in teaching introductory physics through HEC(Hypothesis- Experiment- class) method. It is my life work as a teacher of science. Because pupil comes to join the discussion to the result of the experiment and enjoy thinking together. Through that experiments, most pupils... Read More →
avatar for Mariko KOBAYASHI

Mariko KOBAYASHI

Association for Studies in Hypothesi-Experiment Class (ASHEC)
I have taught science at junior high schools in Japan for 30years. | I also have worked as a secretariat of a translation and publication committee of ASHEC for these 10years. | In our session we will introduce ‘Hypothesis-Experiment Class’(HEC).* | | | * In 1963 Kiyonobu... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Arts 126 (Lecture Room 2)

12:25pm

Encouraging Pupils to Question REPEATED (381)

Encouraging pupils to question

I have videoed a range of scientific phenomena that children may have witnessed themselves.  For each video I have posed questions for teachers to ask their pupils.  The idea is to encourage the pupils to think about what could be happening and to discuss with their peers, but without the stress (often for the teacher as well as the pupils) and competition of having to find the 'right' answer.

As well as encouraging pupils to question, I am also excited that the videos could be used as a starting point:

a) to show children that if they start to look closely then they could see some of these phenomena themselves and

b) to inspire children to start looking themselves in their local environment for other phenomena that make them wonder, and to share these with their class (and more widely).

 


Speakers
avatar for Anita Shaw

Anita Shaw

Director, STEMpowered Learning
I have over 23 years’ experience of supporting teachers in interactive science teaching, starting at the Science Museum in London, and more recently at Techniquest Science Discovery Centre in Cardiff. I started my career as a research scientist, initially in neurosciences and latterly... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Arts 201

12:25pm

Fostering Students' Future Imagination about Quantum Computing (212)
ICT and quantum computers will play an important role in students’ futures and in solving the “wicked problems”. We present the I SEE module developed in Finland, fostering students’ understanding and imagination about the futures of ICT. Its implementation in schools will be discussed from researchers’ and teachers’ viewpoints.

Speakers
avatar for Antti Laherto

Antti Laherto

University lecturer, University of Helsinki
I'm interested in developing students' future-thinking skills.
avatar for Elina Palmgren

Elina Palmgren

Doctoral Candidate, University of Helsinki
Background in theoretical physics, passion in teaching and learning. | | My PhD research focuses on learning of quantum physics. I also work part-time in the EU project I SEE, in which the goal is to design innovative approaches and teaching modules to foster students’ capacities... Read More →
avatar for Tiina Ranta-aho

Tiina Ranta-aho

teacher, University of Helsinki
Physics and math teacher at University of Helsinki teacher training school. I'm interested in about developing physics teaching methods, especially inquiry-based learning and co-operation between different school subjects. I participate I SEE -project in which the goal is to design... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)

1:30pm

International Day Lunch (383)
All International Day delegates are welcome to join ASE for a buffet lunch to mull over the morning's sessions and make new, international connections.

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Arts Mason Lounge

2:30pm

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Primary (282)
This session is an introduction to a new approach to lab instruction called Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) for primary grades. ADI is an innovative instructional model that is based on current research about how people learn science and is designed to foster the development of science proficiency.

Speakers
VS

Victor Sampson

University of Texas at Austin, Center for STEM Education


Wednesday January 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts 222 (Lecture Room 6)

2:30pm

Self-evaluation (110)
Evaluation is an important part of the reflective cycle  for both teachers and learners. This process helps students stay focused and encourages them to take  responsibility for their own learning 
This workshop will look at a range of formative techniques that can help  both teachers and learners to improve  and benefit from their own self evaluation.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Susan Burr

Dr Susan Burr

Independent Consultant, ASE
I was a Biology teacher but now work mainly with Primary Schools. I run a Primary Science Quality Mark hub. This year I have schools in Newton Mearns, Livingston and Cromarty as part of my group.I also run CPD workshops in science. As part of my work for ASE I help run the Annual... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts 126 (Lecture Room 2)

2:30pm

Fostering Students' Future Imagination about Climate Change & Carbon Sequestration (211)
Do you know how much carbon dioxide it is possible to sequester through mineralisation? Or how much is sequestered through reforestation? In this session you will learn how to teach these climate change solutions and develop students‘ action competence and positive future vision. Part of the I SEE project, iseeproject.eu.

Speakers
avatar for Auður Ingimarsdóttir

Auður Ingimarsdóttir

Hamrahlid College
Science teacher at Hamrahlid College, Reykjavik, Iceland.
SS

Sigurkarl Stefánsson

Hamrahlid College
Natural science teacher, Hamrahlid college , Iceland
avatar for Caitlin Wilson

Caitlin Wilson

Eco-Schools specialist, Landvernd
Caitlin Wilson is the project manager of CARE, the ecological restoration project and a specialist in education for sustainability, in the Eco-schools project.Caitlin has a B.A. degree in English literature from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in USA, her home state. She... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)

2:30pm

International Earth Science: Earthlearningidea (60)
The Earthlearningidea website publishes a new Earth science teaching idea every two weeks, and has nearly 300 ideas on the site – some translated into 11 different languages. We average more than 40,000 downloads per month globally. Do join us to test out some of the latest ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
Earth science educator
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts 101 (Lecture Room 4)

2:30pm

InSTEAMational Collaboration (40)
Smash borders, cross oceans and meet soulmates in classrooms far, far away as we chart a course to make science universal again.

Speakers
avatar for Benedict O'Donnell

Benedict O'Donnell

Project Coordinator, Prometeruse
Just another science-junky with a passion for languages. I am particularly interested in all things environment and energy related. After studying physics, I set up this climate-outreach NGO called Prometeruse. We're trying to help teenagers hack global warming.


Wednesday January 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts 125 (Lecture Room 1)

2:30pm

Difficult Ideas in Physics REPEATED (187)
All these contradict our scientific understanding:
  1. Hot air rises allowing the cold air to rush in.
  2. I’m trying to cut down on the amount of energy I use.
  3. Electricity flows from the wall socket to the light.
  4. I need some warmer clothes for the winter.
  5. I need to keep pedalling to keep the bike going.
  6. My art teacher says the primary colours are red yellow and blue
  7. Petrol contains energy to make the car go.

Simple everyday happenings lead us to misunderstand some basic ideas in physics - simple ideas but difficult because they are counter intuitive:
  1. Why does hot air rise? It is massive and is attracted to the earth by gravity, yet science books often describe convection currents by saying "The hot air rises allowing the cold air to rush in"
  2. We use energy yet are told it cannot be destroyed. Here we are confusing the energy measured in joues with the usefulness of the energy. The second law of thermodynamics actually makes more common sense than the 1st law about energy conservation.
  3. Metals are cold to touch yet they are at the same (room) temperature as wood?
  4. What forces act on a ball thrown upwards? Many people confuse momentum with force.
  5. A battery discharges yet the current, we are told, is constant all the way round a circuit. A confusion between current and energy.
  6. R(ed) G(reen) B(lue) are the physics primary colours, yet in art lessons we are told they are red yellow and blue. We need to realise there are 6 colours here, not 4.
  7. We get energy from burning fuels and respiring food, but where is the energy stored - it is definitely not IN the fuel or food, despite what everyone says.

(see chapter 15 of Teaching Secondary Science - 4th Edition Routledge


Speakers
avatar for Keith Ross

Keith Ross

Science Issues
I started teaching science in school on VSO in India after a metallurgy degree at Oxford. After a year in industry I made teaching my career, first in secondary schools in Birmingham and Leicestershire, then for 3 years in Nigeria. I was deeply inspired by Clive Sutton during a Master's... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts 127 (Lecture Room 3)

3:35pm

Feedback with Impact (141)
How can using data to predict where students will struggle, and intervening preemptively, affect a student’s recall and memory? EdTech company Tassomai has partnered with the Institute of Education at UCL and the EDUCATE program to assess the impact of targeted, pre-emptive instructional feedback alongside immediate corrective feedback and individuation. 

Speakers
avatar for Murray Morrison

Murray Morrison

Founder, Tassomai
I built Tassomai to help students achieve more in science, grow in confidence and excel in exams. The idea was to use the approaches long-used by athletes and musicians to master their art, and apply these strategies to revision and learning. | | My background as a professional... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Arts 223 (Lecture Room 7)

3:35pm

Exploring the connection between science and business in Tanzania (199)
Over 45% of small-to-medium sized businesses in Tanzania are run by people under the age of 35, and with that comes a crucial need to support young business owners. Our session will outline the IOP’s approach to establishing such support, with a focus on developing STEM business skills within secondary schools.

Speakers
avatar for Linsey Clark

Linsey Clark

International Officer, Institute of Physics
I am currently the international officer at the Institute of Physics (IOP) where I manage the organisations international capacity building projects. These include entrepreneurial workshops and the IOP for Africa project which delivers practical physics teacher training in Tanzania... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Arts 119

3:35pm

Independent Learning and the Transition to Post-16 STEM Education (483)
Experience new CPD training developed by STEM Learning, exploring strategies for promoting independent learning and resilience in learners during their transition from secondary to post-16 STEM education

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning’s vision is to achieve a world-leading education for all young people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We support science teachers with high-impact face-to-face and online continued professional development (CPD) and free on-line subject specific... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Arts 201

3:35pm

Fostering Students' Future Imagination about Artificial Intelligence (210)
In the workshop we present the module on Artificial Intelligence, designed within the I SEE project (www.iseeproject.eu). After an overview of the project, we lead delegates to experience activities that make Artificial Intelligence a powerful context to foster students’ capacities to imagine the future and aspire to STEM careers. 

Speakers
avatar for Michela Clementi

Michela Clementi

Physics teacher, Liceo Einstein, Rimini, Italy
I am a Physics Teacher at Scientific High School in Rimini. For me, to deal with Science Education is a privilege and a responsibility. | For years I have been collaborating with the research group in Physics Education at the University of Bologna. As part of the collaboration... Read More →
avatar for Fabio Filippi

Fabio Filippi

Physics teacher, Liceo scientifico Einstein
I teach Physics and Mathematics at Scientific Lyceum in Rimini until 1990. I foster projects inside my school. I have collaborated with Bologna University to promote activities concerning training teaching and educational topics. Actually I am involved in the European project ISEE... Read More →
GR

Giovanni Ravaioli

Ph.D. Student in Physics Education, University of Bologna


Wednesday January 9, 2019 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)

3:35pm

A new national curriculum in the Netherlands (163)
A new national curriculum in the Netherlands.
Teachers in the lead. That is the philosophy behind the latest curriculum reform in the Netherlands. A team of teachers of both primary and secondary education is involved and the teachers are supported by the Netherlands institute for curriculum development. In this workshop we will reflect on this process, explain possible approaches and discuss the difference with the situation in the United Kingdom. We will discuss pros and cons of the Dutch approach. Leading design principles for the new curriculum are: being future-proof, more coherence between different disciplines and a better learning progression from primary to secondary education. The approach is inspired by the reform process in British Columbia (https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/).



Speakers
avatar for Jeroen Sijbers

Jeroen Sijbers

curriculum development, SLO
curriculum development for natural sciences. role of sustainable and technological development in national curriculum. PISA international assessment


Wednesday January 9, 2019 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Arts 125 (Lecture Room 1)

3:35pm

Fostering Reflection & Reasoning REPEATED (385)
This session will provide an introduction to materials produced by the EU funded Creativity in Early Years Science Project. Discussion and practical activities will be used alongside classroom examples from the project to examine ways of fostering reflection and reasoning in early years/primary science. Participants will consider implications for practice.

Speakers
EG

Esme Glauert

UCL Institute of Education
JT

Jillian Trevethan

Jillian Trevethan


Wednesday January 9, 2019 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Arts 301 (Lecture Room 8)

4:40pm

International Panel: What are the opportunities and challenges for science education internationally in the next 5-10 years? (386)
The panel members describe the challenges and opportunities within their own countries of Italy, Iceland and UK and widen the discussions with perspectives from the audience to identify commonalities internationally, and ways in which the science education community can, and does, work together effectively. 

Speakers
avatar for Marianne Cutler

Marianne Cutler

Director Curriculum Innovation, Association for Science Education
avatar for Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

Reader in Science Education, King's College London
Becoming active in the ASE.Assessment and especially Assessment for Learning.Inquiry in science/experimental science.Professional Learning@ASEChairChris 
avatar for Antti Laherto

Antti Laherto

University lecturer, University of Helsinki
I'm interested in developing students' future-thinking skills.
avatar for Olivia Levrini

Olivia Levrini

University of Bologna
I am an Associate Professor in Physics Education at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Bologna. Currently I have the honor to coordinate the European project I SEE, of which ASE is a partner (www.iseeproject.eu). I am strongly involved, as Conference President... Read More →
avatar for Professor Robin Millar

Professor Robin Millar

University of York

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 4:40pm - 5:15pm
Arts 120 (Main LT)

6:30pm

International Dinner (464)
A great way to end the first day of the conference. This informal dinner offers the chance to continue the day's discussions and meet delegates from across the world. £36.50 per person - just add it to your booking.

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Staff House Noble Room
 
Thursday, January 10
 

9:30am

A Window to the World: Inspiring pupils with real-world resources (451)
This session explores how teachers can inspire pupils' curiosity about the world around them through engaging, interactive, and relevant real-world resources from Discovery Education.

Speakers
avatar for James Massey

James Massey

Educational Consultant, Discovery Education
As an excitable teacher, global educational speaker, change instigator and hopeless optimist, James has a Masters degree in Educational Studies, and a passion for research based, modern-day learning that works. James has 17 years’ experience working closely with schools on a 1:1... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Discovery Education
Discovery Education empowers teachers and captivates pupils by providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to primary and secondary schools across the United Kingdom. | Discovery Education Espresso | • Foundation to Key Stage 2 | • 23,000+ digital resources, including engaging... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Exhibition Marquee Seminar Room

9:30am

Artificial Intelligence Education: How should educators respond? (343)

This is a discussion session to consider the overall question alongside exploring the following areas

  • what would good AI education look like? 
  • how does AI impact on how and what is taught? 
  • what CPD would enable teachers to be confident about AI in all its various forms and uses ?

Our starting point for discussion is that educators do have a role in developing  knowledgeable citizens and users so that they can engage in AI developments in a more informed way.


Speakers
avatar for David Swinscoe

David Swinscoe

Ajabra
After 30 or so years of working full-time in post-16 STEM education I have now stepped back to give myself more time and pursue some personal interests in STEM education including Artifical Intelligence. I have spent many years teaching physics, electronics and astronomy, managing... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Muirhead 118

9:30am

Confidence in Teaching Evolution (11)
This session will offer examples of structures and activities that have been successful in teaching evolution and adaptation at levels 2 and 3. Then there will be time for audience Q&A, bring your FAQs! Led by a college teacher with particular interest in, and experience delivering, the subject.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Norman

Amy Norman

Leicester College
I am excited to have the opportunity to share ideas and methods of teaching evolution that have worked for me at the ASE conference. I attended for the first time in 2018 and found it a really useful experience and I intend to help build value for others this year. I loved the mixture... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Muirhead 113

9:30am

Framing the Biology Curriculum (454)

The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) is working with the bioscience and education communities to develop an informed position for a framework for a coherent 5-19 biology curriculum. At this interactive workshop session, teachers will have the opportunity to provide feedback on a biology curriculum framework developed by our curriculum committee.

More details of this work are at www.rsb.org.uk/curriculum, including other upcoming engagement events and a draft of our introductory leaflet published in February 2018 - Mapping a coherent 5-19 biology curriculum

September's issue of School Science review included an article reflecting on the RSB's approach so far:

https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/school-science-review/issue-370/developing-framework-biology-curriculum


Speakers
avatar for Lauren McLeod

Lauren McLeod

Head of Education Policy, Royal Society of Biology
Lauren joined the Royal Society of Biology as Head of Education Policy in July 2017. Previously she has worked on gender projects, including Opening Doors, and higher education projects as part of the education team at the Institute of Physics, and as a science teacher in North London... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Come and talk to us about how we can help you deliver your Biology curriculum and support your Biology teaching. We offer discounted membership for schools, with benefits for pupils and teachers.


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Nuffield G17

9:30am

GCSE Science 2018: Key messages to support development REPEATED (178)
By sharing the analyses of how students' performance in the summer series varies, key challenges have been identified. Come and discuss these issues and look at the support we can offer to address these issues. Get help to ensure your Year 11 students have a good experience while taking their mocks and are fully prepared for the summer exams.

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Murray Learning Centre UG07
  • Host Organization AQA
  • Target Phase 11-19

9:30am

Marking and Improving Student Outcomes in Maths-related Questions REPEATED (401)
In this session, we will consider the requirements to assess mathematical skills in GCSE Science, how different types of question are marked and how knowledge and examples of common issues can be used to support students. During the session, we will explore some of the 2018 GCSE science questions that were focused on the maths requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Bryant

Jane Bryant

Curriculum Support Manager, AQA
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum - Science, AQA

Sponsors

Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Murray Learning Centre UG06
  • Host Organization AQA
  • Target Phase 11-19

9:30am

What Comes First; science knowledge or science skills? (207)
Science content and science skills can often be described as clashing elements in an implemented science curriculum, but it does not have to be the case. This session will look at primary science curriculum design and how content and skills can be integrated and support each other.

Working aims for the sessions are:
  • Explore the knowledge and skills debate (at least start to)
  • Think about primary science curriculum design in the context of knowledge and skills
  • Apply that thinking to your context

Speakers
avatar for Marc Neesam

Marc Neesam

Development Manager, Curriculum Programmes, Cambridge Assessment International Education
I started my career in the sciences, gaining two degrees in Chemistry, before training to be a primary teacher. After teaching for several years in primary schools in Reading and London I moved into educational support and curriculum development. | | I currently work for Cambridge... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 125 (Lecture Room 1)

9:30am

Nurturing Schools “Naturehoods” (289)
How making tangible contributions to Citizen Science project Naturehood, empowers teachers and students and give them the agency needed to undertake further pro-environmental actions. Practical session, with take home resources and ideas for curriculum linked activities.

Speakers
ME

Megan Evans

Earthwatch Europe
avatar for Sarah Staunton-Lamb

Sarah Staunton-Lamb

Senior Engagement & Learning Manager, Earthwatch Europe
25+ years working in the environment and education. Come and find me the stand at D29 to find out more about opportunities for teachers and schools with Earthwatch. | | I am a Senior Learning Manager and Facilitator within Earthwatch. With over 25 years’ experience of working... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch Institute


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 222 (Lecture Room 6)

9:30am

Frontier Science: Sharing wisdom and energy across generations (409)
Melrose Stewart is a lecturer in the School of Sports, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, TEDx speaker and Chartered Physiotherapist. One of her recent and most ambitious project was her expert role in the remarkably successful Channel 4 television programme, ‘Old people’s Home for 4 year Olds’ in 2017.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Melrose Stewart

Dr Melrose Stewart

Lecturer, University of Birmingham
I see increasing inter-generational engagement across all generations as an important contributory factor for improving health and well-being. Children benefit emotionally, educationally and socially while older people experience decreased isolation, depression and increase in physical... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dr Vikki Burns

Dr Vikki Burns

Reader in Science Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science Education, with a special interest in how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective, educated citizens.   She uses experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Aston Webb WG12

9:30am

21st Century Physics (319)
A practical lecture showcasing the latest developments in practical physics, using both high tech equipment and lots of equipment you can make in school.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Poynting Physics Small LT (S06)

9:30am

Chemical Escape Rooms - second year REPEATED (190)
Do you want your pupils to repeat and even deepen all the things they have learned during your lesson? And do you want to do this with fun? Then try out our "chemical escape rooms"! Within a given timeframe, you have to solve a number of tricky riddles, using your chemical knowledge. Will you make it to escape the room, before ...? Well, let`s see what happens if you don't.... ;-) The two different escape-rooms have been created and tested in the classroom by two trainee-teachers from Augsburg/Bavaria, Michaela Freudenstein and Elea Gavalas. Attendees will be provided (after successful completion) with all the information needed to perform the game in their own classes (bring a USB-stick with you). This Escape Room is designed for students aged 14/15. Use your knowledge about anorganic chemistry (Redox / Acids and Bases) to escape!

Speakers

Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Nuffield G22

9:30am

Chemical Escape Rooms - third year REPEATED (439)
Do you want your pupils to repeat and even deepen all the things they have learned during your lesson? And do you want to do this with fun? Then try out our "chemical escape rooms"! Within a given timeframe, you have to solve a number of tricky riddles, using your chemical knowledge. Will you make it to escape the room, before ...? Well, let`s see what happens if you don't.... ;-) The two different escape-rooms have been created and tested in the classroom by two trainee-teachers from Augsburg/Bavaria, Michaela Freudenstein and Elea Gavalas. Attendees will be provided (after successful completion) with all the information needed to perform the game in their own classes (bring a USB-stick with you). This Escape Room is designed for students aged 15/16. Use your knowledge about organic chemistry to defuse the ticking bomb!

Speakers

Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Nuffield G19

9:30am

Exploring Rock, Soil, Water, Fossil (59)
Try a series of ‘hands-on’ lower primary activities to describe and identify rocks, investigate soils, explore the changing states of water and the water cycle, and find out what fossils can tell us. Have a go at the ‘Great soil race’, making your own rain, bringing a fossil to life and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
Earth science educator
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
BioSciences N203

9:30am

In a Little You Can See a Lot REPEATED (320)
Microscale chemistry: Low cost and quickly performed procedures to enhance students’ chemistry experience in all parts of chemical education and add variety to your lessons. These are now being introduced in procedures published by Examination Boards at both GCSE and A-Level.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Worley

Bob Worley

Chemistry Adviser, CLEAPSS
I taught 11-18 year old students for 20 years and now for the last 25 years I (although retired - hah) continue to work as the chemistry adviser for CLEAPSS, www.cleapss.org.uk, a UK organisation, to which all high, middle and primary schools in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Poynting Physics Large LT (S02)

9:30am

ASE Guide to Secondary Education (155)
Speakers
avatar for Judith Hillier

Judith Hillier

University of Oxford

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Muirhead G15

9:30am

Integrating Physics and Mathematics (434)
Experiences from a 5-year investigation with a complete integration of physics and mathematics: Why and how did we integrate physics and mathematics? How did the students respond regarding motivation and learning? Recommendations from students and the teachers involved with the investigation regarding future teaching in physics and mathematics?

Speakers
avatar for Brian Krog Christensen

Brian Krog Christensen

Assistant principal, Silkeborg Gymnasium
I have been teaching physics and mathematics in Upper Secondary for many years. As a teacher, a school leader and as an employee in the Danish Ministre of Education I have been working with integration of subjects within STEM.


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Muirhead 122

9:30am

Making Materials Matter (159)
Find out about Materials Science; what it is and where you find it in your science teaching as well as enrichment activities you can use developed through Making Materials Matter (MMM).

MMM is a collaborative project with the Materials Science departments from The Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Sheffield and Imperial College London, supported by The Ironmongers' Company. It is informed by current research including Science Capital research and aims to raise students' aspirations and increase awareness of Materials Science. We work with Yr8 students and their Teachers on an extended Materials Science research project offering continued support and school visits from our student ambassadors. The project concludes with the students presenting their research at The University of Oxford.
Within this session we will also discuss the continuation of the project as we aim to offer sustained outreach; engaging with the students each year. All the resources developed will be available. We welcome discussion and ideas to increase the impact of the project including the use of MMM resources in your schools.

'It's really enriched their understanding of Materials Science' Teacher - Vyners School  'I think it is an amazing project' Teacher - Featherstone High School

This session is suitable for all teachers of KS3/4 science and may be of particular interest to those with responsibilities for science enrichment activities linked to the current curriculum.

Further details about MMM can be found at:
http://www.materials.ox.ac.uk/admissions/schools/making-materials-matter.html 

Speakers
avatar for Jayne Shaw

Jayne Shaw

Access & Outreach Manager Materials Science, University of Oxford
Jayne Shaw is the Access and Outreach Manager for the department of Materials Science, The University of Oxford. Jayne started her career as a Chemistry Teacher in a village school before moving to an inner city London secondary comprehensive as Head of Chemistry. Jayne now works... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
CTL B Dry lab

9:30am

Promoting Curiosity (172)
How do you promote curiosity? How do you stimulate children's authentic questions about scientific phenomena and encourage them to share their observations and ideas? This session will explore some practical approaches and theoretical issues related to engaging children in authentic intellectual activity to promote scientific learning.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Forster

Colin Forster

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science, University of Gloucestershire
I am endlessly intrigued by questions about the purpose of this thing we call 'education'. Here are some examples of what I like to mull over: | | What's the point of teaching science in the primary school? Is it to help children remember random facts or to develop their ability... Read More →
avatar for Jude Penny

Jude Penny

Senior Lecturer Primary Science, University of Gloucestershire
After many years leading science in an East London KS 2 school, I joined the science team at the University of Gloucestershire in 2010 , teaching primary science on the undergraduate and post graduate programmes . As well as primary science , my interests and passion lie with P4C... Read More →
avatar for Russ Shalofsky

Russ Shalofsky

Senior Lecturer in primary Science Education, University of Gloucestershire
"It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out!" (Carl Sagan or Prof. Walter Kotschnig). | I am a teacher, academic and enthusiast and I am especially interested in: | • deep engagement in primary science' | • 'big' ideas' & 'good-enough-for-now' ones... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 201

9:30am

Social Justice in Metals and Food Studies (167)
We have been exploring integrating teaching about the science of metals and their extraction and food, with issues of social justice with 15 year olds in Geneva. In the first case, we have based the social justice of our lessons on the work and status of the metal workers since 4000 BC. In the second case, we have used cultural differences to inform thinking about social justice.

Speakers

Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 223 (Lecture Room 7)

9:30am

Speedy Science (188)
Whizz Pop Bang invites you to try hands-on speedy science activities from their new downloadable resource packs. Kirsty and Rachael will show you how to deliver awesome activities (linked to the curriculum) for years 2 to 6, with mini experiments guaranteed to enrich your science lessons!


Speakers
avatar for Rachael Tapping

Rachael Tapping

Head of comms, Whizz Pop Bang
I've helped to grow Whizz Pop Bang from the start, so come and ask me why Whizz Pop Bang is so popular for schools, why kids love it so much and how to subscribe. Do you have an idea? I'm always keen to talk about ideas :)
avatar for Kirsty Williams

Kirsty Williams

Educational Projects Manager, Whizz Pop Bang
As a qualified primary school teacher with eighteen years experience, I have oodles of experience teaching science within the jam packed curriculum. I write and develop the exciting new science resources that accompany the award-winning science magazine Whizz Pop Bang. Come and talk... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 101 (Lecture Room 4)

9:30am

Teaching Literacy & Science REPEATED (205)
An exciting new approach to help teach science and literacy in the classroom, in particular "Evolution and Inheritance"


In this session I will be describing how the book series "The DNA Detectives" and other fantastic related resources can be used as a tool to help teach children various aspects of the curriculum for KS1 and KS2 literacy and science, particularly evolution and inheritance.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Hartley

Mandy Hartley

Founder, The Little Story Telling Company
My name is Dr. Mandy Hartley. I have always loved science and even at school I knew this was the career path I wanted to pursue. I have a PhD in Genetics and have had an amazing career working with DNA for over 15 years. I have used DNA to help conserve stocks of haddock and sandeels... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 127 (Lecture Room 3)

9:30am

Technical Education Workforce Development Support: Building Capacity! (466)
This workshop will share the Education and Training Foundation’s technical education workforce development support programme and raise awareness of current funding opportunities. Funding that can be used to address teacher recruitment, especially to ‘hard to fill’ technical teaching roles as well as to develop collaborative partnership working between FE providers and employers to enable co-curriculum design, planning and delivery.

The support offer exists to help FE providers work towards achieving or sustaining excellence in technical and vocational education and training as they work to implement technical education reforms. ETF programmes such as :- Taking Teaching Further, Teach Too, Further Forces and SET for Teaching Success will be discussed, providing case studies of effective practice. There will be the opportunity to discuss the new T Level Professional Development Programme in addition to exploring the current Apprenticeship Support Offer.

A number of key frameworks, toolkits and ready-to-use resources will be ‘unpacked’ and made available to sector colleagues

Speakers
CA

Cerian Ayres

Education & Training Foundation


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Muirhead 112

9:30am

How to Use ICT and Social Media in Chemistry Education (34)
This presentation is a collection of different approaches how to use new technology and social media in chemistry education. The school is changing, the teaching is facing a new era, and the old paradigms of pedagogy are falling. Students and pupils are using more and more ICT-tools (smartphones, laptops) especially outside the school. We find new ICT- tools for learning, virtual environments and augmented reality. The new era demands to empower students to think critically, communicate widely and work collaboratively with new tools. These changes in everyday and working life and, moreover in learning and working environments are forcing teachers to learn how to use ICT tools in teaching and learning. Here are some examples:
Using concept maps in learning chemistry. In chemistry we use a lot of very strictly defined concepts. Connections between different concepts are crucial in understanding those concepts. Collecting different concepts during and after lessons and combinding them earlier learned concepts with a special program and tool created for creating concept maps.
Teacher´s blog supporting learning/teaching and teacher´s own reflection. During certain courses I keep teacher´s blog for students. Those who are absent can focus better on lesson´s issues, for the others the blog collect ideas risen during discussions. Sometimes with photos, useful links and summaries. The blog makes possible to reflect teacher´s own actions and helps to improve lessons for next courses.
Using 3D-modeling programs to visualize microscopic items (molecules) and events (reactions). Modeling is a crucial part of the modern chemistry education. Using programs like MarvinSketch, Avogadro or ChemSketch or webpages like molview.org you can make 3D-models of molecules, or create animations of chemical reactions using ChemSense Animator -program. 



Speakers
avatar for Ari Myllyviita

Ari Myllyviita

Lecturer, Teacher educator, Viikki Teacher Training School of Inuversity of Helsinki
Author, Book writer - the first editable high school chemistry e-book in the world. | ICT, social media and e-mentoring specialist. | Creator of the biggest chemistry teachers´ network (CoP) in Finland.


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Physics West SR1 (103)

10:30am

BERG - Developing dialogues between Science and Art (361)
The CREATIONS project is a European-wide project designed to encourage cross-curricular collaboration between Science and Art Teacher. In our study, we explored how collaborations of this type, in a secondary London school, support students in developing their knowledge and understanding about 'big ideas' in Biology and their perceptions of the nature of knowledge in Science and Art. The study revealed that the students developed a deep understanding of ideas about evolution and geological time and they recognised the need for imaginative and creative thinking in Science. It also shifted their perceptions of Science and Art teachers as working in ‘siloes’ within their specific discipline.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Paul Davies

Dr Paul Davies

Head of Science, Queen's College, London
Paul Davies began his career as a palaeontologist before training as a science teacher, with a specialism in biology. He is currently Head of Science at Queen’s College, London. Before moving to his current post, Paul was Senior Lecturer in Science Education at UCL Institute of... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Muirhead 109

10:30am

Knowledge-Rich Curriculum (203)
In this session I will be sharing my thoughts and insights around what the terms 'knowledge-rich' and 'curriculum' mean in the context of a science curriculum whilst drawing upon research and what I have learnt over the last year in developing a knowledge-rich science curriculum as part of my job at Inspiration Trust. These considerations span year 1 to year 11.

Speakers
avatar for Lucy Austin

Lucy Austin

Subject Specialist Leader for Chemistry, Inspiration Trust
I am a CSciTeach, member of the ASE Specialist Group for Research in Science Education, member of #cogscisci and a Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia. I am writing a knowledge-rich science curriculum from Y1 through to Y11 as part of my day job at Inspiration Trust... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Nuffield G13
  • Target Phase All

10:30am

The Structure of Assessment in OCR's Reformed Science Qualifications (374)
Assessments do not come into existence as a random set of questions which are then categorised by outcomes. OCR set out their rationale in the design and implementation of GCSE and A level assessments.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for OCR

OCR

Our GCSE Combined Science A (Gateway Science) qualification provides the foundation for understanding the material world. Students are introduced to various key concepts in biology, chemistry and physics, and develop their understanding of how these ideas can help describe diverse... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Murray Learning Centre LG14
  • Host Organization OCR
  • Target Phase 11-19

10:30am

Teaching Primary Environmental Education Through STEM (304)
This session will explore how STEM subjects can enable Early Years and Primary pupils to learn about the key environmental issues that we face. We shall use NAEE's recent teacher handbook The Environmental Curriculum and the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help us do this, using a mix of input and small group discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Juliette Green

Juliette Green

Executive Member, NAEE
I am a teacher, environmental educator and writer. I have written books and resources about outdoor learning, science and English. I am a volunteer member of NAEE’s Executive, where I work on the journal 'Environmental Education', am part of the school bursary team, and compiled... Read More →
avatar for Professor William Scott

Professor William Scott

National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE) UK
I am a recently retired Professor of Education where I was head of its Education and Sustainability research programme, director of the Centre for Research in Education and the Environment, and a deputy-director of the University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment.I... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)

10:30am

When You Gonna Learn?: Emergency on Planet Earth (201)

This sessions shares an interdisciplinary science and social studies classroom activity related to climate change. Engage students with floor robots as they identify causes and locations of climate change, then utilize programming skills to maneuver the robots to the corresponding area on a map.  Classroom materials will be made available.  


Speakers
JE

Jane Elizabeth Casey

University of Texas of the Permian Basin
LK

Lisa K. Pennington

Assistant Professor, Governors State University


Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Murray Learning Centre UG10

10:30am

Frontier Science: Environmental interactions of nanoparticles (410)
Speakers
avatar for Professor Iseult Lynch

Professor Iseult Lynch

Professor of Environmental Nanosciences, University of Birmingham
Professor Iseult Lynch, Chair of Environmental Nanosciences, joined the academic staff at the University of Birmingham in March 2013.She is an Associate Editor for Environmental Science: Nano, and Deputy director for the Facility for Environmental Nanomaterials Analysis and Char... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dr Vikki Burns

Dr Vikki Burns

Reader in Science Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science Education, with a special interest in how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective, educated citizens.   She uses experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Aston Webb WG5

10:30am

CANCELLED: Primary Science for Advisers & ITE Providers (322)
This session will now take place at the ASE Futures Conference 4 & 5 July 2019 at Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University
https://www.ase.org.uk/events/ase-futures-conference-2019

CLEAPSS supports practical work, it's our job to make sure that it can happen. In this session you will particpate in activities that exemplify some of the safety issues commonly seen in primary science. Increasingly advisers and ITE proffessional tell us that they are being asked to provide advice and opinions about safety, leading some to feel uncomfortable. In this session we will summerise how H&S legislation works in relation to primary practical work, explaining the duties it places upon you, the schools and teachers. We will provide examples of when you should and should not comment and what to do when not commenting is the best course of action. Finally we'll showcase CLEAPSS safety training resources which you may find useful in your work.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Harding

Jason Harding

Section Leader Primary & Biology, CLEAPSS
Come and ask me about..practical work in biology and primary science eg making practicals work, making them as cost effective as possible and ensuring they are safe.

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
TBA

10:30am

Glorious Gas in the KS2 Class! (202)
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre bring ideas for the primary classroom. We will introduce you to fun experiments to enhance your materials topic. From simple tests to prove that air really is there, to weird and wonderful demonstrations showing what would happen if there was no air. Seeing is believing!

Speakers
LL

Lucinda Lewis

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre


Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Arts 126 (Lecture Room 2)

10:30am

Science through Stories (173)
A practical session of cross-curricular science taught through stories with hands on ideas all embedded in a Roald Dahl story.

Speakers
avatar for Jules Pottle

Jules Pottle

Jules Pottle
I'm an experienced Primary Science Specialist Teacher. I work part-time in a local primary school and part-time as a teacher trainer providing INSET sessions across the country. I also write books to help teachers use oral stories and books in their science lessons to improve engagement... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Arts 301 (Lecture Room 8)

10:30am

Science Teacher SOS: One year on (15)
This ASE guide for teachers on how to create a work-life balance has made a positive difference to science teachers and has been adopted by other subjects.
Download the resource free in advance of the session

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Teaching Fellow/ Assessment Editor, University of Sussex / OUP
Science Education, Formative Assessment, Pinch Points, Training the next generation of teachers, teacher retention, Science Teacher SOS. | | ASE Regional Chair (Surrey & Sussex) | ASE Committee member 11-19 | | Hobbies: wildlife, walks, movies, reading, drawing and painting.

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Physics West LT (117)

10:30am

Practical Science is a Game Changer for Primary Schools (267)
Why is it important to teach science using hands-on investigations? What advantages do children get from practical lessons that help them to develop Scientific Skills? This session will take a closer look at the deeper learning experience practical lessons give children and the benefits this provides across the whole curriculum. 

We'll be hearing from a teacher from a local school who uses Empiribox and how the practical science has transformed their school, including how regular CPD sessions have helped teachers. 

Speakers
avatar for Sam Saul

Sam Saul

Marketing Manager, Empiribox Ltd
DS

Dan Sullivan

Empiribox Ltd

Exhibitors
avatar for Empiribox

Empiribox

Empiribox has been developed by teachers for teachers. We supply all the equipment for over 280 hands-on experiments, resources needed for teachers to deliver amazing science and complete training on each scheme of work for every term. | (We also offer FREE training sessions – why not book one at your school?) | The training, which is fully CPD accredited by the UK CPD validating authority, uses the same practical, hands-on experiments that children use in lessons. The focus is on the science unit being taught in the coming term, ensuring teachers are c... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Exhibition Marquee Seminar Room

10:30am

The Nature of Children’s Questions (103)
Learn more about the questions and investigations children undertake as part of the Great Science Share for Schools and BBC Terrific Scientific ‘Question’.

Speakers
KP

Katherine Platt

Business Co-ordinator, SEERIH, University of Manchester
I provide support to the University of Manchester's Science and Engineering Education, Research and Innovation Hub. Talk to me about CPD for primary science and engineering teachers.


Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Arts 120 (Main LT)

10:30am

"What do you want to do when you grow up?" (95)
What do you want to do when you grow up? What are the environmental issues in your local area? What are the scientific issues? What would be an ethical career in relation to this? What could you do in your career?
ASE and Scientists for Global Responsibility's competition asks learners and teachers to consider these questions.
Deadline for submissions 1st March 2019 Information available from www.s4s.org.uk

Speakers
avatar for Dr Jan Maskell

Dr Jan Maskell

Project Lead, Scientists for Global Responsibility
Science4Society Week is a collection of science education activities, co-ordinated by Scientists for Global Responsibility, and designed to inspire young people. | The activities focus on the contribution that science, design and technology can make to peace, social justice and... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Murray Learning Centre UG05

10:30am

Classroom Science Investigation: From CSI to the Forensic Scientist (19)
Classroom Science Investigation – from the CSI to the Forensic Scientist
School of Forensic and Applied Sciences, UCLAN
Follow us on Twitter @UCLANSFIS and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UCLanSFIS/
Dr Anna Kirkham, UCLAN Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry, experienced Further Education Vocational Teacher and External Assessor for Forensic and Applied Science and Dr. Cat Tennick, UCLAN Forensic Science Lecturer and Placement lead at the Lancashire Forensic Science Academy will provide an interactive workshop to develop skills in crime scene investigation and forensic science. This workshop will be useful for those looking to refresh their skills, or develop new knowledge of forensic science applications and their relationship to the vocational curriculum.
This session will introduce interactive classroom activities that can be used to motivate and engage students and develop their observation, enquiry and analytical skills, for curriculum enhancement or use in enrichment or stretch and challenge sessions. This workshop is aimed at those delivering Level three vocational teaching, but would also provide useful material for ideas development for Key Stage 3 and 4 engagement.
In addition to interactive activities in the session, we will introduce concepts of Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Science, developing curriculum links, looking "behind the crime scenes", and exploring career options for those students who express an interest in this area.
We look forward to meeting you!

Speakers
avatar for Dr Anna Kirkham

Dr Anna Kirkham

Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry, University of Central Lancashire
I am Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry, with a background in FE science and chemistry teaching. I am an external assessor and examiner for a range of level 3 forensic science, applied science and chemistry qualifications. | I am passionate using demonstrations and practical’s to engage... Read More →
avatar for Dr Catherine Tennick

Dr Catherine Tennick

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science, University of Central Lancashire
I aim to enthuse, educate and inspire! Talk to me about: | Forensic Science, Criminal Investigation teaching | Careers in Investigation | Lancashire Forensic Science Academy | Interactive and practical science activities | Science Communication


Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Muirhead 121

11:00am

CANCELLED: Making Sensors of Circuit Boards (171)
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Scott

Jonathan Scott

Edech Consultant and Trainer, Jonathan Scott
With 22 years teaching experience, including 11 years as Head of Science in a large Gloucestershire comprehensive school, I have a wealth of experience in applying technology to the classroom. Working with Apple Education for three years, I supported the development of teaching staff... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm

11:00am

Different Ways YouTube Can Make Teachers' Lives Easier (160)
YouTube isn't all about fancy explosions and beauty vloggers, it can be a useful tool in the classroom as well. 
In this, I'll go over how I have used YouTube for differentiation; assessment; supporting students who are not in the classroom; supporting new members of staff and revision.



Speakers
avatar for Primrose Kitten

Primrose Kitten

Primrose Kitten
I started Primrose Kitten while on maternity leave to help my year 11 students revise. From then it has grown and students can now get videos, worksheets and quizzes to help them. | https://www.primrosekitten.com/ | https://www.youtube.com/c/primrosekittenscience

Exhibitors

Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Arts 127 (Lecture Room 3)

11:00am

EdTech Engagement vs Efficacy (140)
When schools are choosing between EdTech products, they focus on efficacy - as is understandable. However, this may not be the most important factor when evaluating products; if schools do not ensure that the EdTech they are looking at will be engaging, it may not matter how efficient it is. 

Speakers

Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Poynting Physics Small LT (S06)

11:00am

Framing the Chemistry Curriculum (455)
Join this session to contribute to the Royal Society of Chemistry’s development of a vision for the chemistry curriculum. We’ll be debating some of the key topics identified in our consultations so far, asking you to think about things like curriculum size, progression and assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Daniele Gibney

Daniele Gibney

Programme Manager, Curriculum, Qualifications and Assessment, Royal Society of Chemistry
Danièle Gibney manages the Royal Society of Chemistry's policy activity towards national curricula, qualifications and assessments in chemistry. We work both reactively, responding to developments in chemistry education as they happen, and proactively, developing our own understanding... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry

The world needs more chemical scientists, and chemistry skills can lead our young people into a vast range of fulfilling careers. We help people see the part they can play in the future of the chemical sciences, and we improve chemistry education. We believe that everyone should... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Nuffield G17

11:00am

GCSE Science 2018: Awarding and outcomes explored REPEATED (176)
In this session, we will explore the results achieved by students in the first awarding of the new science GCSE specifications and provide an update on the process by which Science GCSE and A-level grades are awarded by AQA. We will consider the arrangements used to award grades to the first cohort of students examined against the new GCSE Science specifications and the arrangements for 2019 and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum - Science, AQA

Sponsors

Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG06
  • Host Organization AQA
  • Target Phase 11-19

11:00am

Teaching and Assessing BTEC Nationals in Applied Science (263)
Speakers
DC

Dr Chris Suter

Senior Standards Verifier in Applied Science, Pearson

Exhibitors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Muirhead 118

11:00am

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story (17)
Angela Saini is an independent British science journalist and author of two acclaimed books. She presents science programmes on BBC Radio and her writing has appeared in the Guardian, The Times, Prospect, New Scientist, Wallpaper, Vogue, Marie Claire, Science, New Humanist, Wired, Stylist and the Economist among others. She has won a number of national and international journalism awards.

Angela will be signing copies of her book at the ASE Hub in the Exhibition Marquee after her session.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Saini

Angela Saini

Angela Saini
Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist, author and broadcaster. She regularly presents science programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, and her writing has appeared across the world, including in New Scientist, the Guardian, The Times, Science, Cell, Wired... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Aston Webb C Block
  • Target Phase All

11:00am

Frontier Science: Exercise & dementia (450)
Speakers
avatar for Dr Sarah Aldred

Dr Sarah Aldred

Reader in Exercise Biochemistry, University of Birmingham
Dr Sarah Aldred is an exercise biochemist interested in oxidative stress. She is interested in how exercise can perturb redox homeostasis in both health and disease. Sarah has worked with young and old, and with those suffering from cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, rheumatoid... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dr Vikki Burns

Dr Vikki Burns

Reader in Science Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science Education, with a special interest in how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective, educated citizens.   She uses experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Aston Webb WG12
  • Target Phase All

11:00am

Chemical Escape Rooms - second year REPEATED (436)
Do you want your pupils to repeat and even deepen all the things they have learned during your lesson? And do you want to do this with fun? Then try out our "chemical escape rooms"! Within a given timeframe, you have to solve a number of tricky riddles, using your chemical knowledge. Will you make it to escape the room, before ...? Well, let`s see what happens if you don't.... ;-) The two different escape-rooms have been created and tested in the classroom by two trainee-teachers from Augsburg/Bavaria, Michaela Freudenstein and Elea Gavalas. Attendees will be provided (after successful completion) with all the information needed to perform the game in their own classes (bring a USB-stick with you). This Escape Room is designed for students aged 14/15. Use your knowledge about anorganic chemistry (Redox / Acids and Bases) to escape!

Speakers

Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Nuffield G22

11:00am

Chemical Escape Rooms - third year REPEATED (440)
Do you want your pupils to repeat and even deepen all the things they have learned during your lesson? And do you want to do this with fun? Then try out our "chemical escape rooms"! Within a given timeframe, you have to solve a number of tricky riddles, using your chemical knowledge. Will you make it to escape the room, before ...? Well, let`s see what happens if you don't.... ;-) The two different escape-rooms have been created and tested in the classroom by two trainee-teachers from Augsburg/Bavaria, Michaela Freudenstein and Elea Gavalas. Attendees will be provided (after successful completion) with all the information needed to perform the game in their own classes (bring a USB-stick with you). This Escape Room is designed for students aged 15/16. Use your knowledge about organic chemistry to defuse the ticking bomb!

Speakers

Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Nuffield G19

11:00am

CLEAPSS Hands-on Workshop REPEATED (308)
Come and gets hands on trying lots of practical Science activities in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as makign your own equipment to take away.

Speakers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Poynting Physics Lab R2

11:00am

Simple Science Experiments (481)
We will explore a range of simple and inspiring practical ideas for use with students in science lessons many of them make can be used as starters, examples of science concepts or plenaries. The practical’s will include the use of mobile technology such as tablets and smart phones, homemade science equipment, use of equipment and ideas from various sources and simple ways to capture and magnify images. The session will contain practical ideas for chemistry, biology and physics.
Through demonstrations with hands on and visual activities, delegates will be able to identify where to source the equipment, where it could be used and how to use a range of practical resources.
Outcomes
Participants will be able to:
• Use and describe new practical ideas and equipment to colleagues
• Resource, design and prepare new practical ideas and equipment

Speakers
ML

Mark Langley

STEM Learning

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning’s vision is to achieve a world-leading education for all young people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We support science teachers with high-impact face-to-face and online continued professional development (CPD) and free on-line subject specific... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG09

11:00am

AQA & ITE: Support for your first years in teaching REPEATED (175)
This session will provide an introduction to the role of awarding organisations within the wider education community. We will explore science 'specifications' and how these documents relate to GCSE assessments, how grades are awarded and an overview of how grades interact with school accountability measures.

Speakers
PR

Peter Rupkus

Curriculum Support Manager, AQA
Peter has worked at AQA since 2011, and joined the AQA science team in 2014 as Qualifications Developer for A-level Physics. | | In his current role as Curriculum Support Manager, Peter is responsible for ensuring that teachers of all of AQA's science qualifications are fully informed... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG07
  • Host Organization AQA
  • Target Phase 11-19

11:00am

Best Evidence Science Teaching REPEATED (251)
The best teaching draws on the best evidence. Yet despite increasing calls for evidence-based practice in classrooms, science teachers’ lives are so busy it is hard for them to access and effectively implement the best principles emerging from education research. 

This session introduces a new collection of free, research evidence-informed resources for effective teaching of difficult ideas, embedded formative assessment and adaptive lesson planning in 11-14 (KS3) science.

Attendees will be able to explore and interact with our online materials for use in their own classrooms, including subject maps and progression toolkits containing banks of diagnostic questions that reveal misunderstandings and response activities that help build scientific understanding. The resources are developed by the University of York Science Education Group and the Salters' Institute, and are freely available on the STEM Learning website.

www.BestEvidenceScienceTeaching.org
@BestEvSciTeach

Speakers
avatar for Peter Fairhurst

Peter Fairhurst

Curriculum Specialist in Science Education, University of York Science Education Group
I joined the University of York Science Education Group in January 2018 as the lead physicist for a large, research informed curriculum development project called Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST). | Previously, I taught Science and Physics in England and also in South America... Read More →
avatar for Helen Harden

Helen Harden

Freelance curriculum specialist, Chair 11-19 Committee
Science curriculum design and innovation | Resources development (9-11, 11-16 and post-16 chemistry) | Chair ASE 11-19 Committee, and Member of RSC Currciulum and Assessment Working Group | Primary school governor
avatar for Alistair Moore

Alistair Moore

Research Fellow, Curriculum Developer, University of York
My research interests include school science curriculum development, effective formative and summative assessment, scientific literacy, student engagement with science, and teaching of difficult ideas in biology. I have extensive experience in the development of school science curricula... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTL A e-lab

11:00am

Developing Learners' Skills to Reach Higher Grades (275)
This talk will enable colleagues to reflect on how they can develop students skills so they are better equipped for the new GCSEs and further study. How can we nurture and develop independence through our teaching? We will discuss how to build effective strategies for this into your teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Reece

Martin Reece

School Advisor
After having taught for 15 years in secondary schools, I worked for Northamptonshire LA as a school advisor for a number of years and for the past six years have worked for myself. I work for a wide range of partners and organisations including STEM Learning, AQA, Hodder and ASCL... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Sherman

Stuart Sherman

Central South Consortium
I am a freelance education consultant, currently mainly engaged as a Senior Challenge Adviser in the Central South Consortium of Local Authorities in Wales. In this role I work with Local Authority officers, along with teachers and leaders in secondary schools to challenge, support... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Biosciences NG08

11:00am

Reimagining the Chemistry Practical (121)

Research on practical work in science has consistently identified a gap between student 'doing' and student 'learning'. In this session, I will help you to plan chemistry practicals differently, at GCSE and A-level, so that students are doing much more learning, and you are doing much less work! 


Speakers
avatar for Emily Seeber

Emily Seeber

Head of Sciences, Bedales School
I am a chemistry teacher and head of sciences at Bedales School in Hampshire and I write for Tes and Education in Chemistry. Although I am interested in a wide range of areas, currently I am working on three pieces of research: ditching sets for mixed attainment grouping; the impact... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Muirhead 112

11:00am

Creating Experiential Content in STEM Education (478)
The ability to immediately engage, stimulate and effectively impact 21st century students is a challenge we all face as educational practitioners. Over the last 8 years, I have developed an experiential learning methodology that I have been fortunate to be able to use with great effect within my practice. Drawing on aspects of gamification, psychology and my experience as an Advanced Practitioner and former professional athlete, I will share tools and strategies that you can immediately apply to enliven your current educational content and improve the impact of your teaching practice.

Speakers
avatar for Errol Seaman

Errol Seaman

STEM Centre Development Lead, Barking & Dagenham College
Errol was born and raised in East London and studied at the University of North Georgia in the United States where he earned a sports scholarship. Whilst captaining the University Basketball Team he developed his love of science while achieving his Bachelors degree in Biology and... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Muirhead 113

11:15am

BERG - Epistemic Insight: Teaching about Biology and RE (358)
This talk will report on a teaching intervention for year 9/10 students (age 13-14) in secondary school biology and religious education (RE) lessons. The intervention was partly intended to help students see that biology is not as reductionist as is often supposed and partly intended to deepen students’ reflections, empathy and literacy when considering the similarities, differences and relationships between religion and science. The intervention proved to be generally successful in meeting its aims and also led to a number of the participating teachers changing their views in ways that were more positive about the worth of examining such issues in the classroom

Speakers
DT

Dr Tamjid Mujtaba

UCL Institute of Education
avatar for Professor Michael J Reiss

Professor Michael J Reiss

Professor of Science Education, UCL Institute of Education
I am Professor of Science Education at UCL Institute of Education, University College London, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Kiel and York and the Royal Veterinary College. The former Director of Education at the Royal Society... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Muirhead 109

12:00pm

BERG - How realistic is it to get children to generate their own authentic questions about the importance of biodiversity? (360)
Based on methods developed by the EU PARRISE project, we provided training for pre-service science teachers on asking authentic questions. The purpose of this small study was to see how realistic it was for these teachers to teach a whole Year 7 year group how to generate their own authentic questions about the importance of biodiversity, while carrying out fieldwork in a local forest. This talk presents the findings.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Marcus Grace

Professor Marcus Grace

University of Southampton
Marcus Grace is Professor of Science Education and former Head of the Education School. He is a doctoral supervisor and teaches on undergraduate, Masters and postgraduate initial teacher training programmes.Before working at Southampton he taught science at comprehensive schools in... Read More →
DC

Dr Carys Hughes

Senior Enterprise Fellow (PGCE Tutor), University of Southampton
Head of Science in my previous life. Now training pre-service and in-service teachers. I specialise in biology and SEND and I am an accredited Autism Ambassador. My research interest is children's connection to nature.


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Muirhead 109

12:00pm

Science from the Ends of the Earth (145)
Encounter Edu has been working with scientific research teams and expeditions from both polar regions and many places in between. After a decade of pioneering live linking classrooms to the world, the Encounter Edu team will share some of stories of adventure in making this come true and investigate what impact this can have in the classroom.

What does science look like at minus 40 degrees? Do we need to put crocodiles on the experiment risk assessment? How does research actually happen?

These are just some of the questions that are answered when a class is given the opportunity to interact via live video with research teams working at the frontiers of science. 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Co-founder, Encounter Edu
Jamie is an edtech and geography award-winner for live-linking global issues to classrooms. Director of Encounter Edu which he founded in 2008 as Digital Explorer, Jamie saw the importance of engaging young people to learn about world topics when he taught teenagers in east London... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Encounter Edu

Encounter Edu

Encounter Edu, formerly Digital Explorer, designs and delivers sponsored STEM and global learning programmes transforming education. We specialise in live-linking global topics to the classroom. Our immersive learning experiences, aligned with the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arts 222 (Lecture Room 6)

12:00pm

Switching Students onto STEM/ STEAM using AugmentifyIt®️ Augmented Reality & Cross-Curricular Learning (484)
Speakers
avatar for Ahrani Logan

Ahrani Logan

CEO & Cofounder, Peapodicity (AugmentifyIt)
We are a multi-award-winning Augmented Reality (AR) STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) EdTech company using our Free AR app AugmentifyIt to being learning to life with specially created AR educational resources including cards and stickers. We created the British... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for AugmentifyIt

AugmentifyIt

AugmentifyIt
AugmentifyIt is a multi-award-winning Augmented Reality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) brand for KS1, KS2 and some KS3. Affordable, AR cards and stickers bring primary and early secondary learning to life using facts and quizzes to expand and test topic learning... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arts 120 (Main LT)

12:00pm

The Wonder Why Society (337)
Explore this free, fully moderated, collaborative online learning community for primary students. The space allows children and teachers to explore an exciting world of wonders - news, views and discoveries.

Speakers
SF

Sam Fisher

The Wonder Why Society


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Exhibition Marquee Seminar Room

12:00pm

Frontier Science: Using nanotechnology to diagnose and treat disease (447)
Speakers
avatar for Professor Tim R. Dafforn

Professor Tim R. Dafforn

Professor of Biotechnology, University of Birmingham
Professor Tim Dafforn has established himself as an expert in biophysical spectroscopy with a keen interest in synthetic biology. Professor Dafforn has developed a number of projects from inception through to commercial realization and is currently the director of knowledge transfer... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dr Vikki Burns

Dr Vikki Burns

Reader in Science Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science Education, with a special interest in how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective, educated citizens.   She uses experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Aston Webb WG5
  • Target Phase All

12:00pm

CLEAPSS Hands-on Workshop REPEATED (309)
Come and gets hands on trying lots of practical Science activities in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as makign your own equipment to take away.

Speakers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Poynting Physics Lab R2

12:00pm

Hands-on Electricity Generation REPEATED (226)
Use our hand-held DC generator to electricity generation, energy transformation and efficiency. Study about energy loss, energy conservation and find out how many bulbs you can light up or even become power plant for a while. Fun, interactive and engaging

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. | | Products on display will be from the following 4 fields: | 1. Generating of Electricity... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Muirhead 122

12:00pm

Linking Science and Literacy for Improved Student Outcomes REPEATED (44)
Come explore strategies for linking science and literacy that support students’ abilities to read, write, and discuss in the context of science and inquiry-based learning using fiction and non-fiction texts. Practical, hands-on examples of how science supports literacy and literacy supports science will be used.

Speakers

Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arts 126 (Lecture Room 2)

12:00pm

Primary Space Science Made Easy (219)
Understanding Space science with a structured use of practical models. The use of models is inevitable with this topic but primary pupils find scientific modelling confusing. Encouraging pupils to explore models, and to understand their limitations.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Langford

Sarah Langford

Sphere Science Ltd
Practical activities to do in classrooms, at school events and with families.
MP

Meg Post

director, Sphere Science Ltd
I am interested in supporting the personal development of scientific thinking in people of all ages, especially through investigative science and practical demonstration. My background, originally in manuscript conservation, is in teaching at all levels, currently especially primary... Read More →
MW

Martin Wesley

Director, Sphere Science Ltd
I am passionate about science in general and chemistry in particular, and use this enthusiasm to inspire students of all ages. Teachers are often confident enough to teach science content but lack the background or confidence for investigative work; the best way of overcoming this... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Sphere Science

Sphere Science

Sphere Science
Come along to our stand and have fun making things while chatting to us about what we do.We do a variety of activities such as:A series of practical workshops that develop scientific skills.The SEEDS Project (a lunch-time science club run by Y5 pupils for Y2 pupils).The SPLATS Project... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arts 101 (Lecture Room 4)

12:00pm

Teaching Physics in Context (136)
Take our inland waterways to show physics in action

Speakers
GA

Geoff Auty

ASE Volunteer

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arts 223 (Lecture Room 7)

12:00pm

School Science: Scientists' stories (74)
This session summarises what skilled scientists say about their school experience. It offers fascinating insights into the nature of stories they narrate about their recollections of school science. Findings so far, suggest how the variations in the science capital of their childhood experiences can influence and shape their adult aspirations.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Frodsham

Sarah Frodsham

Oxford Brookes University
DM

Deb McGregor

Oxford Brookes University


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arts 201

12:00pm

'Chocolate is Good For you!' Rewriting the Headlines (93)
'Chocolate is good for you!' What needs to be considered beyond these sorts of headlines? And key questions to ask about research reported in the media. This interactive session takes learners through a series of exercises to look at published media and consider the questions to be asked. Then rewrite those headlines!

Speakers
avatar for Dr Jan Maskell

Dr Jan Maskell

Project Lead, Scientists for Global Responsibility
Science4Society Week is a collection of science education activities, co-ordinated by Scientists for Global Responsibility, and designed to inspire young people. | The activities focus on the contribution that science, design and technology can make to peace, social justice and... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG05

12:00pm

Bar-Model Problem-Solving (38)
The Singapore bar-model was developed to help learners visualise maths problems. It has been widely adopted in UK primary schools. In this session, Ben Rogers demonstrates the model and provides evidence that its use leads to improved problem solving in science.

Speakers
BR

Ben Rogers

Paradigm Trust


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Nuffield G13

12:00pm

Encouraging Pupils to Question REPEATED (18)

Encouraging pupils to question

I have videoed a range of scientific phenomena that children may have witnessed themselves.  For each video I have posed questions for teachers to ask their pupils.  The idea is to encourage the pupils to think about what could be happening and to discuss with their peers, but without the stress (often for the teacher as well as the pupils) and competition of having to find the 'right' answer.

As well as encouraging pupils to question, I am also excited that the videos could be used as a starting point:

a) to show children that if they start to look closely then they could see some of these phenomena themselves and

b) to inspire children to start looking themselves in their local environment for other phenomena that make them wonder, and to share these with their class (and more widely).

 


Speakers
avatar for Anita Shaw

Anita Shaw

Director, STEMpowered Learning
I have over 23 years’ experience of supporting teachers in interactive science teaching, starting at the Science Museum in London, and more recently at Techniquest Science Discovery Centre in Cardiff. I started my career as a research scientist, initially in neurosciences and latterly... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arts 127 (Lecture Room 3)

12:00pm

Let's Talk About Animals (302)
Teaching about animals isn't easy. There's lots of information, few practical investigations, and enquiry-based learning doesn't seem obvious. This workshop demonstrates how to provide access to information so children interact with and apply new ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Naylor

Stuart Naylor

Naylor Budd Education


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)

12:00pm

Quantum in the Classroom (138)
Quantum properties are often perceived as impenetrable or futuristic. In reality, and for decades now, many technological advancements have been fundamentally reliant on quantum mechanics: lasers, superconductors, transistors which underpin IT infrastructure in its entirety. We will introduce a set of educational resources for incorporating quantum science in the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Alessio Bernardelli

Alessio Bernardelli

Founding Director, CollaboratEd
Alessio has 15 years of teaching experience and has worked as Head of KS3 Science for five years. He also worked as Field Development Officer for NGfL Cymru, as Science Subject Lead at TSL Education (TES) and as National Support Programme Partner in Wales with CfBT. Alessio won a... Read More →
avatar for Dave Gibbs

Dave Gibbs

Computing & Technology Specialist, STEM Learning
Co-leading the Quantum Technology Program for post-16 physics and computer science students, I am happy to talk about this cutting-edge fusion of science and technology.
avatar for Maria Turkenburg

Maria Turkenburg

Researcher, UYSEG, University of York
Maria has been a researcher for over 25 years, in education and chemistry. She has experience evaluating science education programmes targeting students aged 5-25. She is presenting on the evaluation of the Quantum Ambassadors in Schools project, which sees postgraduate quantum physics... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Muirhead G15

12:00pm

Raising Achievement for All REPEATED (347)
Ideas to raise attainment from real teachers

Ian Powell, Head of Science , John Ferneley College
Lighting the fire of excitement for Science – for students and teachers – to secure outstanding progress
 
In the current climate of accountability of outcomes at all levels, more and more schools are adopting rigorous systems of teaching, assessment and feedback. More and more these practices are adding additional workload and stress on teachers, and not producing the outcomes that are intended. I want to offer a different approach, one we adopt in the school I work in. Giving autonomy to our leaders and teaching teams, ensuring the wellbeing of staff is top priority, building a culture of excellence amongst our teachers and students, and securing the very best outcomes for the young people in our community. We have successfully reignited a passion for science, you can too.

Nadia Callow-Hussain
Drawing on experiences from her professional and personal life, Nadia shares with us some strategies for raising attainment in ethnic minority students

David Vincent, Head of Physics, Friesland School
"Increasing student motivation and engagement: shifting the focus of teaching from 'pouring knowledge into empty vessels' towards training analytically thinking, questioning citizens. Some techniques to help students realise that we are training them for life, not to pass an exam."


Moderators
avatar for Rob Butler

Rob Butler

ASE Field Officer, ASE
I'm a Chartered Science teacher and Field Officer for the ASE. I'm the secondary lead for the Derbyshire Science Learning Partnership. I talk about professional recognition for the Science Council. I'm also an ex-special school senior leader and ex-science teacher.  I blog at ht... Read More →

Speakers
NH

Nadia Hussain

Nottingham Education Improvement Board
IP

Ian Powell

Head of Science, John Ferneley College
I'm Head of Science at John Ferneley College in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. I'm passionate about curriculum design, assessment, feedback, and the embedding of 'working scientifically' skills for GCSE Sciences. I'm also interested in teacher well-being and education research... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Muirhead 112

12:00pm

Science in Technical Education (52)
This session will present information from the range of subject areas within land based studies in further education.  Focusing on the science within these subjects we will consider the links between theory and application using examples from practice.  

Speakers
CL

Catherine Lloyd

Bedford College


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Muirhead 113

12:00pm

Supporting STEM Learner Progression: Pathways to Success (467)
In 2018, Exeter College was delighted to receive the Enthuse Partnership Award for FE STEM College of the Year. The award celebrates the achievement of the college in terms of its excellence in delivering STEM technical teaching and learning. The college is judged by Ofsted to be outstanding and the science teaching during a recent monitoring visit was described as ‘gorgeous’.

Come along to this workshop to gain useful insights into developing a whole organisational approach to addressing quality improvement in STEM technical education and training to include how the college is working to implement the Gatsby Benchmarks through effective partnership working with schools, employers, parents and stakeholders.

The session will be led by Exeter College STEM Team

Speakers
CA

Cerian Ayres

Education & Training Foundation


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arts 301 (Lecture Room 8)

12:00pm

DNA Fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED (430)
Timstar are offering a fun and exciting hands-on practical session using PCR and Gel electrophoresis techniques to obtain a DNA fingerprint. This demonstrates how easy this can be done within the science practical lesson from running samples through the machine to staining the gels after electrophoresis using methylene blue and then analysing the results.

Speakers
LM

Lucienne McCallum

Regional sales Manager, Timstar


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Physics West SR1 (103)

12:00pm

BYOD Datalogging (69)
BYOD data logging - Changing the way students gather and analyse data. Bring your device along with FREE Vernier Graphical Analysis App downloaded

Speakers
avatar for Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts

Sales and Technical Manager, IDS Education
Over the past 14 years I have worked in the field of data acquisition and sensing. Both in Industry and Education, from primary to graduates and field engineer to cutting edge research. I have an appetite for measuring all sorts both in my personal and work life, whether it’s keeping... Read More →

Exhibitors

Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
BioSciences N203

12:30pm

Book-signing: Angela Saini
Angela's latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story, was published in 2017 by Fourth Estate in the UK and Commonwealth, and Beacon Press in the US and Canada. It has featured on BBC Radio 4, BBC Newsnight, The Brian Lehrer Show on NPR, and received rave reviews in the Financial Times, Economist, Guardian, Observer, The Independent, Daily Mail and New Statesman.
It was number 2 in Foyles' bestseller chart for two weeks, and a Christmas pick in Waterstones and Blackwells bookshops. It was named a top summer read by The Independent and TED Talks, and named a year-end book choice by The Spectator, New Zealand's Listener, The Guardian, Science News, BBC Focus, and Chemistry World. It was the Physics World Book of the Year. And it came number two in the science and technology category in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards.
The book was made possible thanks to a generous award from the Society of Authors' K Blundell Trust.

Her first book Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World was published by Hodder & Stoughton in spring 2011. It's a journey through India to learn more about what Nehru described as its 'scientific temper', and the extraordinary ways in which science is being harnessed to help ordinary Indians. Geek Nation was an Independent book of the year in the UK, a bestseller in India, and it has more recently been translated into Chinese and Arabic. 
Extracts from Geek Nation have been published in the Guardian and Caravan, among others, and Angela has spoken about it on the BBC, NPR and NDTV, as well as at literary festivals across the world. You can learn more about the book in this interviewwith BBC's Nick Higham on Meet the Author in 2011.


Speakers
avatar for Angela Saini

Angela Saini

Angela Saini
Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist, author and broadcaster. She regularly presents science programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, and her writing has appeared across the world, including in New Scientist, the Guardian, The Times, Science, Cell, Wired... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ASE Hub Exhibition Marquee
  • Target Phase All

12:30pm

Framing the Physics Curriculum (456)
The curriculum committee of the Institute of Physics has been working on a framework to shape the physics curriculum in a coherent, lasting and self-supporting way based on a set of big ideas. Specifically, we have developed some proposals for big ideas relating to the practices of physics in order to make explicit the disciplinary knowledge of physics – as well as the substantive content knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Tracy

Charles Tracy

Head of Education, Institute of Physics
Charles Tracy is the Head of Education at the Institute of Physics. Charles started teaching in Hertfordshire in 1987. He worked as a physics teacher, head of physics, head of science and an adviser, and joined the Institute in 2006. Over the years, he has written textbooks, been... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Nuffield G17

12:30pm

GCSE Science 2018: How was it for you and your students? REPEATED (177)
With the introduction of the new GCSE teachers and students faced many new challenges. Now the first summer series has been completed, it is a good time to reflect on those issues and look at how teachers and AQA have tackled the changes in a positive and successful way. We will discuss these challenges and suggest some strategies to address them. Using  these lessons learnt we hope teachers will be in an even better position to support their students moving forward.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Witter

Catherine Witter

Senior Advice Manager, Practical Sciences, AQA
My role involves leading the AQA team responsible for advising UK schools on best practice for Science practical work at both GCSE and A-level. During my twenty year teaching career, I taught all three Sciences, was Head of Faculty for Science and held whole-school responsibility... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Murray Learning Centre UG06
  • Host Organization AQA
  • Target Phase 11-19

12:30pm

Marking and Improving Student Outcomes in AO2-focused Questions REPEATED (179)
Do you ever look at our published mark schemes and wonder why they look the way they do?  Are you confident in applying a mark scheme to your students’ work?

In this session, we discuss the purpose, structure and detail of AQA GCSE Science mark schemes. We talk through the nuances and how to apply a mark scheme, with specific focus on questions assessing application of knowledge and understanding (AO2) and using examples of student work from the summer 2018 examinations.  We present ideas on how you could use our assessments in the classroom to enhance your students’ understanding and performance at different levels of demand.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Bryant

Jane Bryant

Curriculum Support Manager, AQA

Sponsors

Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Murray Learning Centre UG07
  • Host Organization AQA
  • Target Phase 11-19

12:30pm

Biology from the Farm (443)
Food security, conservation, biodiversity, plant and animal diseases, farming techniques. These topics now have a high profile both in the media and in the new GCSE Biology specifications. Join this workshop to bring your knowledge up to date and explore ways of bringing these topics to life with your classes.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Hicks

Debbie Hicks

Director, Stokehill
Stokehill Learning provides high quality educational visits for KS1-5 school groups and teacher CPD on a Somerset farm and in schools across the south west. Green Space at Stokehill workshops and longer courses, enable older people to remain remain active, valued and connected. Debbie... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Murihead 121

12:30pm

Sustainability & Skills in Science (72)
Build the HOT HOUSE, a STEM resource that facilitates problem solving and practical skills essential for up-skilling for employment. Science with a sustainability context based around physics, thermal transfers and health & well being. Resource contains a house template to build, worksheets, video and non-itch low carbon recycled cotton insulation.

Speakers
avatar for David Garlovsky

David Garlovsky

CEO - TEACHER TRAINER, Solar Active
David Garlovsky pioneered an education method that fosters self-confidence within teaching/learning; effective in encouraging invention and problem solving through application of scientific, technology, engineering and mathematical concepts. Making learning enjoyable and encouraging... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CTL A e-lab

12:30pm

Frontier Science: Using epidemiology to tackle the complex epidemic of childhood obesity (419)
Obesity is a growing health and social problem receiving much media and political attention.

We will use the science of epidemiology to examine how obesity prevalence has changed over the last decades, what has contributed to this, and why it is important to act. The interactive session will also summarise some of the school-based research in Birmingham, and highlight focus for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Peymané Adab

Professor Peymané Adab

Professor of Public Health, The University of Birmingham
Health interventions in schools. | One of my research areas is childhood obesity prevention and I have led studies to develop and evaluate complex health interventions in schools. Currently we are starting an evaluation of the national school food standards, examining the impact on... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dr Vikki Burns

Dr Vikki Burns

Reader in Science Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science Education, with a special interest in how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective, educated citizens.   She uses experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Aston Webb WG12

12:30pm

Amazing Planet: Action-packed classroom science (64)
See how our amazing planet works through the presentation of a range of interactive classroom Earthlearningidea activities. If we have too many activities in too short a time, you certainly won’t become bored – and may gain new perspectives on the Earth, how it works and how to teach about it.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
Earth science educator
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Biosciences NG08

12:30pm

Marsquakes (249)
Seismic activity on Mars can be caused by geological faulting, meteorite impacts, wind activity or tidal effects from the Martian moons. A range of educational resources to support this mission have been developed for schools, including simulated impacts and build your own seismic sensor.

Speakers
PD

Paul Denton

British Geological Survey
School seismology project leader twitter @ukseismo
AH

Anna Horleston

University of Bristol
AM

Andy McMurray

National Space Academy
JS

John Stevenson

British Geological Survey


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CTL B Dry lab

12:30pm

Supported Online CPD: secondary teachers’ experiences (366)
Thousands of teachers are participating in open online courses as a flexible and free way to learn from others, develop their teaching and improve their subject knowledge. In this session you will discover how supported online CPD and developing your approach to learning online can positively impact your practice as a secondary teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Cornock

Matt Cornock

STEM Learning
ML

Mark Langley

STEM Learning

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning’s vision is to achieve a world-leading education for all young people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We support science teachers with high-impact face-to-face and online continued professional development (CPD) and free on-line subject specific... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Murray Learning Centre UG09

12:30pm

Technician Hints and Tips (83)
The award-winning team of the 2017 Salter's National Technician awards explain how they took a struggling department to award winning status in just 12 months!
Adam will give ideas for some of the easy wins and longer term plans that can be put in place to improve not only technicians working lives and envirnonments, but also benefit the science department as a whole.

Speakers
AI

Adam Innis

Lead Science Technician, Nottingham Emmanuel School


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Poynting Physics Small LT (S06)

12:30pm

A-level Biology Enrichment Projects (293)
Examples of enrichment projects carried out by A-Level Biology students, including investigating the effect of noise pollution of bird song, effect of light wavelength on football pitches and production of a drama about chimerism and DNA paternity testing. The ways in which students benefit from enrichment projects will be summarised.​

Speakers
RS

Richard Spencer

Middlesbrough College


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Muirhead 118

1:00pm

Book-signing: Naomi Hiscock
As well as chairing the ASE Primary Committee, Naomi is a successful author of primary science books.

Her books include 'Snap Science' across Yr 2, 3 & 4, and 'Ready to Go - Lessons for Science'.

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Hiscock

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultancy



Thursday January 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ASE Hub Exhibition Marquee

1:00pm

Biology Practicals that Work: Drop-in session REPEATED (2)
Drop in to try out reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology. You’ll find a lab full of ideas, with engaging and affordable practicals covering a range of key curriculum topics. Troubleshoot an old favourite or find something new, stay for ten minutes or two hours. Inspiration guaranteed! 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Project Coordinator (Schools), JoeHigham's Reportage
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools
DJ

Dan Jenkins

Science and Plants for Schools

Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science. We know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CTL C Wet lab (130)

1:00pm

ASE Presidential Address (475)
Sir John Holman makes his inaugural address as ASE's President:
Why science teachers matter – their role in underpinning an innovative economy and improving social equity. 

Speakers
avatar for John Holman

John Holman

Advisor, ASE President
Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department, University of York. | President, Royal Society of Chemistry, July 2016. Senior Adviser in Education at the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Foundation.  Founding Director of the National Science Learning Centre from 2004 until September... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Aston Webb C Block
  • Target Phase All

2:00pm

BERG - Interpreting natural history dioramas: baselines for understanding the Anthropocene and our role in it (359)
This presentation will introduce the Anthropocene age and our species' part in its emergence. A short illustrated talk with data from relevant museum observations will explain how natural history dioramas of the 19th and early 20th centuries can contribute to teaching and learning about the earth science and the dependent fauna and flora adapted to it. The Anthropocene has brought about changes in climate and hence habitat and the resultant effects on the associated biodiversity. Natural History dramas from the past serve as one tool in an introduction to understanding the dynamic components of a documented natural history habit and can provide opportunities introducing biological conversation

Speakers
avatar for ICASE

ICASE

Dr Lady Tunnicliffe
The International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE) was created in 1972 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to extend and improve science education throughout the world. Today, ICASE is a vast network of science teacher... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Muirhead 109
  • Target Phase All

2:00pm

Shed-loads of Practice for Declarative Topics in Science (303)
Lots of practice doing questions is an effective way for students to learn, but it doesn't seem to fit some topics. Discover a model to practise these topics and help students build effective schema and encode their learning in long-term memory.
Follow @Rosalindphys 

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Walker

Ruth Walker

Rosalind Walker
Physics teacher - writing my own textbooks - war on soft bigotry - team #cogscisci (cognitive science in science education) | @Rosalindphys


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts 120 (Main LT)
  • Target Phase All

2:00pm

Primary Science in 360 degrees: Using VR for scientific investigations (252)
Learn how to harness the power of VR to allow your pupils to create immersive scientific reports.

Speakers
avatar for Philip Nottingham

Philip Nottingham

hi-impact consultancy

Sponsors
avatar for hi-impact

hi-impact

Education Consultancy
hi-impact consultancy ltd is a multi-award winning company owned and operated by qualified teachers with classroom and SLT experience ranging from EYFS to 6th Form with teacher training expertise at an international level. | All our consultants are experts in the use of state of... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts 125 (Lecture Room 1)

2:00pm

Utilising Technology to Maximise Learning - and results (482)
Introducing tried and tested resources used on a daily basis over the last 5 years. Utilising technology to improve pupil engagement, learning, communication and assessment to maximise student results has never been so easy. Science education is evolving rapidly, embracing technology has revitalised our science lessons, it could for yours too! 

Speakers
avatar for Gillian Storey

Gillian Storey

Second in Science, Archbishop Temple School
I currently work in a high performing 11-16 school in the North West. Every pupil works from an iPad on a daily basis, so teaching has evolved considerably over the last few years. My main subject and passion is for Biology and I have delivered INSET sessions on both the biology only... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning’s vision is to achieve a world-leading education for all young people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We support science teachers with high-impact face-to-face and online continued professional development (CPD) and free on-line subject specific... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts 222 (Lecture Room 6)

2:00pm

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Secondary (31)
Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) is an innovative instructional model that is based on current research about how people learn science and is designed to foster the development of science proficiency. This instructional approach gives students an opportunity to learn how to read, write, and speak in the context of science, and integrates literacy throughout the 8 ADI stages.

Speakers
VS

Victor Sampson

University of Texas at Austin, Center for STEM Education


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts 223 (Lecture Room 7)

2:00pm

Framing the sciences – What makes a scientific discipline? (457)
Join us to discuss the nature of scientific enquiry across the different sciences. How can we characterise the individual sciences, whilst also highlighting the common approaches? Take the opportunity to contribute to our proposals for improving curriculum in the sciences and move on from suggestions of a single ‘scientific method'. 

Speakers
avatar for Marianne Cutler

Marianne Cutler

Director Curriculum Innovation, Association for Science Education
avatar for Daniele Gibney

Daniele Gibney

Programme Manager, Curriculum, Qualifications and Assessment, Royal Society of Chemistry
Danièle Gibney manages the Royal Society of Chemistry's policy activity towards national curricula, qualifications and assessments in chemistry. We work both reactively, responding to developments in chemistry education as they happen, and proactively, developing our own understanding... Read More →
avatar for Lauren McLeod

Lauren McLeod

Head of Education Policy, Royal Society of Biology
Lauren joined the Royal Society of Biology as Head of Education Policy in July 2017. Previously she has worked on gender projects, including Opening Doors, and higher education projects as part of the education team at the Institute of Physics, and as a science teacher in North London... Read More →
avatar for Charles Tracy

Charles Tracy

Head of Education, Institute of Physics
Charles Tracy is the Head of Education at the Institute of Physics. Charles started teaching in Hertfordshire in 1987. He worked as a physics teacher, head of physics, head of science and an adviser, and joined the Institute in 2006. Over the years, he has written textbooks, been... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Come and talk to us about how we can help you deliver your Biology curriculum and support your Biology teaching. We offer discounted membership for schools, with benefits for pupils and teachers.
avatar for Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry

The world needs more chemical scientists, and chemistry skills can lead our young people into a vast range of fulfilling careers. We help people see the part they can play in the future of the chemical sciences, and we improve chemistry education. We believe that everyone should... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Nuffield G17

2:00pm

Progression from KS3 to Higher Education: Curriculum Pathways in Science (182)
During this session, you will get the opportunity to think about the knowledge and skills that young people require to be successful scientists at school and beyond. We will explore the qualification options available to teachers and consider how science might be delivered with the demands of current examination papers in mind. 

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Witter

Catherine Witter

Senior Advice Manager, Practical Sciences, AQA
My role involves leading the AQA team responsible for advising UK schools on best practice for Science practical work at both GCSE and A-level. During my twenty year teaching career, I taught all three Sciences, was Head of Faculty for Science and held whole-school responsibility... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG06
  • Host Organization AQA
  • Target Phase 11-19

2:00pm

Reforms in Technical Education (306)
The DfE intends T Levels to be on a par with A levels and to provide young people with a choice between technical and academic education post-16. Hear from the DfE Policy Lead on T Level Teacher Readiness so that you can know about the choices your students can make

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke

Policy Lead: T Level Professional Readiness, Department for Education
Kevin is a Chartered Engineer, having served in the Royal Air Force as an engineering officer, where, following several operational roles, he led the development of Advanced Technology Training at the RAF College Cranwell. On leaving the RAF, Kevin joined BAE SYSTEMS working within... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Muirhead 112

2:00pm

Supporting Low-ability Students in Science (369)
Teachers and OCR staff consider approaches to assist those who find science difficult and assist them to access assessments and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Milne

Sarah Milne

Subject Advisor, GCSE, OCR

Sponsors
avatar for OCR

OCR

Our GCSE Combined Science A (Gateway Science) qualification provides the foundation for understanding the material world. Students are introduced to various key concepts in biology, chemistry and physics, and develop their understanding of how these ideas can help describe diverse... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG09
  • Host Organization OCR
  • Target Phase 11-19

2:00pm

Eco-Teachmeet (291)
Come and join us to learn how your school can become more sustainable. Talks confirmed from Earthwatch, Urban Science, Green schools, NAEE, The Woodcraft Folk The Polar Explorer programme and hopefully many more.

Indeed, do you have a school eco story to share? If so, contact Margaret on Margaret.fleming@ntlworld.com to book a slot.

We will end with a short networking session fuelled by free, local, organic cake!!

Speakers
avatar for Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson

Director, Wild Awake
Over 20 years Richard has developed a reputation for bringing fresh insights to education and learning. His focus is on helping organisations to improve the quality of their learning, create learning for a sustainable future and enhance their capacity to deliver projects effectively... Read More →
MF

Margaret Fleming

Consultant, MF Associates
Margaret leads a small educational consultancy with a focus on Education for Sustainable Development and Science Education. ‘MF Associates’. Currently she is working on the EU project Urban Science, http://urbanscience.eu/uk/, with Richard Dawson. Previously she was a partner... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Muirhead 121
  • Target Phase All

2:00pm

Science Teaching and Storytelling Using Comics and Cartoons (485)
Explore the WHY and HOW of using comics and cartoons, using my publications (“Charles Darwin and The Theory Of Natural Selection” and “Fables of the Forest and Savanna) as examples. What is the impact of this media to tell a story and engage with kids? Discover how to use comics to address science-related global issues (such as climate change), and learn about key historical figures of science.

Gain practical teaching and engagement activities and leave this session feeling inspired to explore the use of comics, cartoons and graphic novels as alternative teaching media. Take the leap from merely having comics in the library, to having them as active teaching resources in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Hesse

Alan Hesse

- Programme manager for social marketing-based capacity building projects for the formation of community conservation leaders in Latin America. - Conservation field biologist: project creation and management, leadership of grass-roots NGO, fundraising and public outreach, capacity-building... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts 104
  • Target Phase All

2:00pm

Frontier Science: Maternal fetal medicine (414)
Speakers
avatar for Dr R. Katie Morris

Dr R. Katie Morris

Fetal Medicine Consultant, University of Birmingham
Katie’s research aims to improve the care for women with multiple pregnancies, fetal anomalies, growth restriction, reducing infection in maternity and prevention of preterm birth, employing prognostic and diagnostic research, modelling, systematic reviews and trials.

Sponsors
avatar for Dr Vikki Burns

Dr Vikki Burns

Reader in Science Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science Education, with a special interest in how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective, educated citizens.   She uses experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Aston Webb WG12

2:00pm

Affordable Interactive ELISA (79)
In this interactive session you will use a simple and inexpensive ELISA test to simulate a disease outbreak and track its course. Suitable for classes of any size this requires very little preparation and, while mainly aimed at 'A' level students is fun and educational for secondary students of any age. Participants can register to receive a free sample of the kit.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Macdonald

Douglas Macdonald

Director, Mystrica Ltd
Bluetooth, wireless data collection. | Use our affordable, user-friendly, accurate colorimeters to generate high quality data for analysis. Many applications in Chemistry and Biology for whole class or individual project work. Stand-alone or with tablets/phones/PCs. | We are also... Read More →


Elisa pptx

Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CTL B Dry lab

2:00pm

Awe and Wonder and Animal Behaviour (54)
Animal behavior is an innately fascinating and engaging subject, which helps to explain the world around us and our place in it. The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour provides free, fabulous and well thought out resources. You can find them here on our wonderful website: www.asab.org/education This workshop will give you practical ideas, free resources and bonus giveaways to engage and interest your students.

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Evans

Charlotte Evans

Education Officer, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour has an Education Committee that supports colleagues in schools and colleges who teach animal behaviour. We provide free teaching resources and offer funding to teachers keen to develop new resources. Our Education Officer visits schools... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Physics West SR1 (103)

2:00pm

Biology Practicals that Work: Drop-in session REPEATED (2)
Drop in to try out reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology. You’ll find a lab full of ideas, with engaging and affordable practicals covering a range of key curriculum topics. Troubleshoot an old favourite or find something new, stay for ten minutes or two hours. Inspiration guaranteed! 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Project Coordinator (Schools), JoeHigham's Reportage
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools
DJ

Dan Jenkins

Science and Plants for Schools

Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science. We know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CTL C Wet lab (130)

2:00pm

Catalase and Immobilise Yeast (246)
‘A twist on measuring catalase', was published in 2016 by Bryer in Science Teacher (83, 69-73). The author immobilised yeast cells in a calcium alginate matrix to produce ‘yeast balls’ which were then used with solutions of H2O2 to test for catalase activity. Wonderful potential for investigations. Come and play!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Beaumont

Paul Beaumont

Director Professional Learning, SSERC
Paul has been at SSERC since 2008 and is currently Director of Professional Learning. Paul taught secondary school chemistry before a move to the University of Texas (Austin) for postdoctoral work. On returning to the UK Paul became Head of Science at the North East Wales Institute... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG10

2:00pm

Chemical Escape Rooms - second year REPEATED (437)
Do you want your pupils to repeat and even deepen all the things they have learned during your lesson? And do you want to do this with fun? Then try out our "chemical escape rooms"! Within a given timeframe, you have to solve a number of tricky riddles, using your chemical knowledge. Will you make it to escape the room, before ...? Well, let`s see what happens if you don't.... ;-) The two different escape-rooms have been created and tested in the classroom by two trainee-teachers from Augsburg/Bavaria, Michaela Freudenstein and Elea Gavalas. Attendees will be provided (after successful completion) with all the information needed to perform the game in their own classes (bring a USB-stick with you). This Escape Room is designed for students aged 14/15. Use your knowledge about anorganic chemistry (Redox / Acids and Bases) to escape!

Speakers

Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Nuffield G22

2:00pm

Chemical Escape Rooms - third year REPEATED (441)
Do you want your pupils to repeat and even deepen all the things they have learned during your lesson? And do you want to do this with fun? Then try out our "chemical escape rooms"! Within a given timeframe, you have to solve a number of tricky riddles, using your chemical knowledge. Will you make it to escape the room, before ...? Well, let`s see what happens if you don't.... ;-) The two different escape-rooms have been created and tested in the classroom by two trainee-teachers from Augsburg/Bavaria, Michaela Freudenstein and Elea Gavalas. Attendees will be provided (after successful completion) with all the information needed to perform the game in their own classes (bring a USB-stick with you). This Escape Room is designed for students aged 15/16. Use your knowledge about organic chemistry to defuse the ticking bomb!

Speakers

Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Nuffield G19

2:00pm

CLEAPSS Hands-on Workshop REPEATED (310)
Come and gets hands on trying lots of practical Science activities in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as makign your own equipment to take away.

Speakers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Poynting Physics Lab R2

2:00pm

Hands-on DNA (131)

In this interactive and hands-on workshop we will demonstrate and discuss how you can run simple, low-cost activities in your classroom to introduce primary school students to DNA, gene and genomes.

From origami helices to DNA code cracking of ancient humans and carrying out a class genetic variation investigation we will highlight a range of resources to help inspire your students.

Activities and resources demonstrated are available on our website www.yourgenome.org


Speakers
avatar for Francesca Gale

Francesca Gale

Education Development Lead, Welcome Sanger Institiute
I am the Education Development Lead at the Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. I am responsible for the education programme on and off campus. I work with scientists to develop engaging resources for school students... Read More →
avatar for Michael Norman

Michael Norman

Welcome Sanger Institiute


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts 201

2:00pm

Hands-on Static Electricity REPEATED (229)
Hands-on workshop with activities to study about electrostatics. With an innovative hand-held electrostatic generator continuous static electricity generation is possible even in very humid weather. Dispel your fears of static electricity, you will be lea

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. | | Products on display will be from the following 4 fields: | 1. Generating of Electricity... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Muirhead 122

2:00pm

Project Calibrate: A systemic approach to summative assessment of practical science (271)
What makes plants grow? What are stars made of? Scientists answer such questions by collecting and interpreting data. Sometimes scientists use experiments where they change conditions and study the effects of changes. For instance, in the case of plant growth, the amount of sunlight and water can be manipulated to see if they make any difference. Sometimes scientists just observe phenomena and produce explanations without making any manipulations. For example, when astronomers observe galaxies, they classify data that they collect without making any interventions. Scientists, then, use different approaches to practical work as they make sense of phenomena. In doing practical work, scientists use techniques and materials. They observe and measure phenomena. They use the information from their investigations to reach conclusions. How are skills of doing practical science using such different aspects reflected in high stake examinations at GSCE level in England? What new examination questions can be designed to measure pupils’ understanding of different aspects of practical science and how they work together for coherent understanding of science?
The presentation reports on the activities of a Wellcome Trust funded project (grant number 209659/Z/17/Z) that addresses such questions about practical work by designing and testing new, robust and reliable examination questions that can be used for both summative and formative purposes. By combining assessment and professional development agendas in science education, the project aims to have a systemic approach to reform on assessment of practical science. The approaches to summative assessment including work with examiners as well as professional development strategies will be discussed.

Speakers
AC

Alison Cullinane

Department of Education, University of Oxford
avatar for Sibel Erduran

Sibel Erduran

Professor of Science Education, University of Oxford
Assessment of hands-on and minds-on practical science


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Muirhead 113

2:00pm

Teaching Science Outside the Classroom - It's not just about the children! (469)
Learning outside the classroom is a commonly used phrase… but what about the teachers? Much of the emphasis in education is about the children's learning but I would like to indulge you with some teacher 'you time'… This sessions considers how you can think differently about your practice and get more OUT of OUTDOORS when you are teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Leigh Hoath

Dr Leigh Hoath

Senior Lecturer in Science Education, Leeds Trinity University
I am a Senior Lecturer in Science Education, leading the Science PGCE at Leeds Trinity University as well as teaching science education across the primary and secondary age phases. I am proud to be Editor of ASE's Primary Science Journal and hold a number of other roles and interests... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts 127 (Lecture Room 3)
  • Target Phase All

2:00pm

Think Again! Practical Primary Chemistry (220)
A wide variety of exciting, practical chemistry activities to study materials, their uses and properties and how to change them. Teachers will have chance to get their hands dirty!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Langford

Sarah Langford

Sphere Science Ltd
Practical activities to do in classrooms, at school events and with families.
MP

Meg Post

director, Sphere Science Ltd
I am interested in supporting the personal development of scientific thinking in people of all ages, especially through investigative science and practical demonstration. My background, originally in manuscript conservation, is in teaching at all levels, currently especially primary... Read More →
MW

Martin Wesley

Director, Sphere Science Ltd
I am passionate about science in general and chemistry in particular, and use this enthusiasm to inspire students of all ages. Teachers are often confident enough to teach science content but lack the background or confidence for investigative work; the best way of overcoming this... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Sphere Science

Sphere Science

Sphere Science
Come along to our stand and have fun making things while chatting to us about what we do.We do a variety of activities such as:A series of practical workshops that develop scientific skills.The SEEDS Project (a lunch-time science club run by Y5 pupils for Y2 pupils).The SPLATS Project... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts 101 (Lecture Room 4)

2:00pm

Successful Science Subject Leadership (78)
This session outlines how to improve children's learning in science by ensuring all staff are well equipped to teach excellent science lessons.

Speakers
DE

Debbie Eccles

Consultant, Primarily Science


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts 126 (Lecture Room 2)

2:00pm

The Truth Behind the Headlines: Thinking critically about healthcare advice (270)
Does bacon really cause cancer? Can garlic treat the common cold?
Every day – on the internet, in conversations with friends and family, in the news – we’re exposed to numerous claims about health and health care. Claims may be biased, unsubstantiated, or inaccurate. Making sense of claims – whether they’re about drugs or diet – can be difficult but it is also important. At best, making health decisions on the basis of misleading claims is a waste of time and money. At worst, it can be harmful.
Cochrane UK deliver an interactive workshop encouraging students to think critically about healthcare claims. Aimed at students in years 10-12, the workshop explores the importance of evidence in making healthcare decisions, encourages scepticism and signposts students to reliable sources to search for evidence.

Speakers
avatar for Selena Ryan-Vig

Selena Ryan-Vig

Communications and Engagement Officer, Cochrane UK
Selena Ryan-Vig is the Communications and Engagement Officer at Cochrane UK, part of Cochrane; a global not-for-profit organization working to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Selena's role primarily... Read More →
LW

Lynda Ware

Cochrane UK


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Biosciences NG08

2:00pm

Flipping the Classroom: From concept to reality through intelligent textbooks REPEATED (435)
The flipped classroom methodology is something that many teachers wish to work with to make better use of classroom time, but struggle with implementing in practice. At Kognity we believe that this is a perfect example of when correctly designed technology can enhance pedagogy and education by creating more independent learners and cementing the role of the teacher as the school's most valuable resource by allowing them to focus on teaching, not admin. This session will focus on bringing the Flipped Classroom method to life. We will discuss not only what they keys to successfully implementing this methodology in the classroom are, but also how using technology such as Kognity's intelligent textbooks can drastically simplify bringing this approach into reality for teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Kognity

Kognity

Kognity

Sponsors
avatar for Kognity

Kognity

Kognity


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts 301 (Lecture Room 8)

2:00pm

IYPT 150 years of the Periodic Table (25)
IYPT. Amazingly United Nations has deemed 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table. First part of talk explores landmarks during 150 years, (1869-2019), of development from Mendeleev’s original Periodic Table. The latter part features  a wide range of PTs from collection along with information and ideas to enthuse your pupils. Probably some ‘freebies’.

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Woods

Gordon Woods

"aka Mendeleev"
Gordon Woods is a frequent contributor to School Science Review, most recently SSR 359 81-88 about H.G.J.Moseley. Chemistry teacher of the year 1993 for his novel ideas. Collector of Periodic Tables. Ran Scienceshirts for 33 years, always exhibiting at ASE Annual Conference... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Biosciences 301LT

2:00pm

Science for SEND Learners (260)
Rob and Carolyne will give you some teaching approaches and ideas to use in your own lessons for your learners with special needs, gained over years of working with special needs learners. This will cover written and practical work and is aimed at NQTs, RQTs and experienced mainstream teachers alike.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Butler

Rob Butler

ASE Field Officer, ASE
I'm a Chartered Science teacher and Field Officer for the ASE. I'm the secondary lead for the Derbyshire Science Learning Partnership. I talk about professional recognition for the Science Council. I'm also an ex-special school senior leader and ex-science teacher.  I blog at ht... Read More →
CG

Carolyne Gerrard

Discovery Academy

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibition Marquee Seminar Room

2:00pm

Teaching Forces across All Levels (268)
In the early years, children learn that a force is a push or a pull.
They also explore different types of forces including surface resistance and gravity. During our workshop we will demonstrate how we have introduced these scientific concepts using an inquiry-based approach. We will also provide examples of actual learning situations which have taken place within our own level 1 and 2 classes.
Participants will also be given the chance to try out various hands-on tasks that they may use in their early years classrooms when teaching the topic of forces.


Speakers
SD

Sandy Damato

Chiswick House School, Malta
EZ

Esmeralda Zerafa

enior Middle Leader Curriculum Design and Professional Learning, Chiswick House School, Malta


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Muirhead 118

2:00pm

The Win-Win of Royal Institution Masterclass Outreach Projects (497)
The Ri offers high-quality STEM Masterclass projects for 6th form students: In this model, secondary schools use Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses as a project for 6th form students. The students are coached by their teachers and the Ri Masterclass team to deliver a series of high-quality mathematics Masterclasses to year 5 students. Ri Masterclasses are a win for primary students taking part in the inspiring STEM workshops, a win for 6th formers who receive Ri training to deliver the sessions, and a win for schools seeking a high-quality project for their post-16 learners  which will also connect with their local primary schools.

Speakers
RD

Rachel Dorris

Royal Institution
avatar for Alison Eves

Alison Eves

Primary masterclass coordinator, Royal Institution
Talk to me about getting involved in the Royal Institution's network of Primary Mathematics or Maths for Physics Masterclasses running for year 5/6 children up and down the country. Whether you are speaking to me as a teacher, parent, potential helper or Masterclass Speaker, I have... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Muirhead G15

2:00pm

‘I’m sad that it is gone’: Teachers’ views on teaching the nature of science at KS4 (258)
This presentation reports six English science teachers’ views on teaching nature of science (NoS) content in the current key stage 4 programme of study. The participants’ different interpretations of NoS curriculum statements are reported and activities that acknowledge a range of interpretations of the NoS are proposed.

Speakers
RB

Richard Brock

Postdoctoral Fellow in Science Education, King's College London
Before joining King’s, I taught secondary science in Essex for eight years and worked with trainee teachers on a school-based initial teacher education course. My current research focuses on a number of areas:Conceptual change in science educationThe nature of understanding in the... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)

2:45pm

BERG - Share and Discuss: Integrating Free Online Genomics and Bioinformatics Short Courses into School Programmes (362)
Learn more about our suite of free, online Genomics and Bioinformatics Courses developed, presented, and sponsored by Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses Scientific Conference in Partnership with FutureLearn - a world expert in online learning: typically 2 or 3 week, 3 to 5 hours a week short courses; open access, completed at the learner's own pace - during and after the live presentation by world experts, researchers, and clinicians; can be integrated into School/ Sixth Form College programmes; trialled by Sixth Formers - with positive feedback received; providing opportunities to learn about cutting edge research in genomics in the context of health and disease; with opportunities to explore ways that genomics is being used to improve our health; presented by world experts, researchers and clinicians; covering topics such as 'Antimicrobial Resistance' and 'How Genomics and Bioinformatics Can Be Used To Help To Prevent The Global Spread of Harmful Diseases'; learners from across the world learn together online, sharing their expertise and discuss their learning in the online 'Comments area', and share how they are/could use their learning in their own countries/ work places/ contexts; using online computational tools to probe publicly available genomic data; the course uses a mix of multimedia, with optional accredited assessment opportunities for learners; digital Certificate of Achievement awarded to those who satisfactorily complete the course and the assessment. We invite you to view our first two courses' descriptions and watch the trailers before the session:
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/introduction-to-bacterial-genomics
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/bacterial-genomes-bioinformatics

Speakers
DP

Dr Pamela Black

Wellcome Genome Campus


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Muirhead 109

3:00pm

Book-signing: Jules Pottle
Jules writes books for teachers which demonstrate how to use stories to teach science because we are hard-wired to learn in this way.

Meet her and pick up ideas for inspiring young learners with science.

Speakers
avatar for Jules Pottle

Jules Pottle

Jules Pottle
I'm an experienced Primary Science Specialist Teacher. I work part-time in a local primary school and part-time as a teacher trainer providing INSET sessions across the country. I also write books to help teachers use oral stories and books in their science lessons to improve engagement... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
ASE Hub Exhibition Marquee

3:00pm

Book-signing: Lynne Bianchi
Lynne has written a range of successful science education books, including Smart Pickings.

Smart Pickings is written to engage young readers with the world of science, scientists and science investigations. It is designed to promote talk between children, their classmates, teachers, parents, siblings and friends. Using pictures and cartoons the book introduces children to a range of scientists – new and old, encouraging them to explore their work and ask ‘Who are they?’, ‘What are they famous for?’, ‘How did they make a difference?’.

By selecting a science career they can then enjoy considering what they could be and how they might follow in the footsteps of others to be the people who improve our world in the future. The book takes the reader on a journey of self discovery as they can then design their own scientific questions, consider where and how they will go about them and how they will share their learning with others.

Lynne designed the book to be used at home or at school, as children engage in the process of working scientifically in a fun, engaging and colourful way. Its size allows for shared reading and group work. The cartoons and images allow access for a wide range of abilities and ages, from 3 years upwards.

The book is limitless in its opportunities to discuss and engage learners in generating ideas about science in the world around us and offers ample opportunity for independent and collaborative thinking. The book prompts discussion as you peruse the pages and options available, it sparks imagination and possibility-thinking, allowing a sense of true engagement and ownership in the design of your own personal stories.

The main thing is to step inside, enjoy your opportunity to pick and choose what you’re interested in and to truly orchestrate your own science investigations!


Speakers
avatar for Dr Lynne Bianchi

Dr Lynne Bianchi

SEERIH Director, SEERIH, University of Manchester
Primary Science & Engineering Education. Professional Development & Learning. Thinking Skills & Personal Capabilities. Teacher Leadership. Great Science Share



Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
ASE Hub Exhibition Marquee

3:00pm

The SMART Spaces Programme (294)
There is evidence from neuroscience, cognitive psychology and educational practice that the delivery of information in a spaced format (i.e., presented over time with gaps) rather than in a massed format (presented all at once) leads to more effective learning even if the time spent on study is the same. This is known as spaced learning, or distributed practice. Cognitive psychology experiments have suggested that longer spacing intervals between repetitions of material (>24 hours) may be optimal for long-term memory formation. Whereas, the neuroscience suggests that shorter spaces (of around 10 minutes) may be beneficial. This information was used in a series of programme design workshops between researchers (Queen’s University Belfast) and GCSE science teachers (Hallam Teaching School Alliance) to develop three variants of a spaced learning programme for GCSE science revision classes. The variants were either utilising short 10-minute spaces, using longer 24hr spaces or using both short and longer spaces (10min/24hr combined). All three variants were explored in four schools and found to be feasible to deliver. Feedback from the science teachers and pupils was used to amend the programme materials, training and delivery method. Then, in order to identify the optimum version of the program, a randomised controlled trial of the three variants (with two control conditions) was conducted in 12 schools (n=408 pupils), which compared spacing effects to control conditions on pre-post science attainment measures. The trial found that the combined variant of the programme (10 minute and 24hr spaces) had a significant effect on science attainment (effect size g=0.19). Which has now been developed into the SMART Spaces programme. SMART Spaces is currently being trialled by the Education Endowment Foundation in a large randomised controlled trial study with over 100 schools in England.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Liam O'Hare

Dr Liam O'Hare

Lecturer, Queen's University Belfast
Main interests are:Prevention and early Intervention in schools and communities.Applying psychology in educational settings.Design, implementation and evaluation of educational programmes.


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Poynting Physics Small LT (S06)

3:00pm

Plug and Learn: Online Labs for Next Generation Learning Experiences (495)
The Next-Lab project provides free web-based resources supporting teachers in enhancing students’ learning experience. By including online laboratories, experiments otherwise difficult or impossible to perform are facilitated (e.g. crash meteoroids onto earth). This session briefly presents the project and opportunities offered to you and your students, followed by hands-on activities.


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CTL A e-lab

3:00pm

Fixing KS3 Science (82)
Speakers
avatar for Adam Boxer

Adam Boxer

Science Teacher, JCoSS
Evidence-based practice, cognitive science, quality of explanation and student practice, traditional teaching.


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nuffield G13

3:00pm

Marking and Improving Student Outcomes in Practical Work-focused Questions REPEATED (402)
Do you ever look at our published mark schemes and wonder why they look the way they do?
Are you confident in applying a mark scheme to your students’ work?
In this session we discuss the purpose, structure and detail of AQA GCSE Science mark schemes. We talk through the nuances and how to apply a mark scheme, with specific focus on questions assessing practical skills/ the required practical and will use examples of student work from the summer 2018 examinations.  We present ideas on how you could use our assessments in the classroom to enhance your students’ understanding and performance at different levels of demand.

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Physics West LT (117)
  • Host Organization AQA
  • Target Phase 11-19

3:00pm

Required Practical Exam Questions (393)
The first round of 9-1 GCSEs showed that students struggled to cope with the new requirement of practical questions in the exams. In this session we’ll explore ways to prepare students for practical questions in unfamiliar contexts and secure that crucial 15% practicals element of the exams. 

Speakers
avatar for Primrose Kitten

Primrose Kitten

Primrose Kitten
I started Primrose Kitten while on maternity leave to help my year 11 students revise. From then it has grown and students can now get videos, worksheets and quizzes to help them. | https://www.primrosekitten.com/ | https://www.youtube.com/c/primrosekittenscience

Sponsors
avatar for Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press

Everything you need for Science teaching from age 11 right through to 18, with bespoke support for the IB and Cambridge curricula.


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG09
  • Host Organization OUP
  • Target Phase 11-19

3:00pm

Play the Food Game (94)
Play the Food Game... Do you know the carbon footprint of common foods? What is its water footprint? And its nutritional value? Find out in this interactive session demonstrating how S4S Food Trump cards and how they can be used in a variety of ways with learners. Cards are available to buy or to download www.s4s.org.uk/resources

Speakers
avatar for Dr Jan Maskell

Dr Jan Maskell

Project Lead, Scientists for Global Responsibility
Science4Society Week is a collection of science education activities, co-ordinated by Scientists for Global Responsibility, and designed to inspire young people. | The activities focus on the contribution that science, design and technology can make to peace, social justice and... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG05

3:00pm

Frontier Science: Why We Eat What We Eat (425)
This session will provide an overview of up-to-date research on the psychology of eating including a discussion of the role of learning, memory and attention in appetite.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Higgs

Suzanne Higgs

University of Birmingham
I am a researcher interested in the psychology of eating. In particular, I am interested in the role that learning and memory processes play in decisions we make about what and how much to eat.


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Aston Webb WG5

3:00pm

Biology Practicals that Work: Drop-in session REPEATED (2)
Drop in to try out reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology. You’ll find a lab full of ideas, with engaging and affordable practicals covering a range of key curriculum topics. Troubleshoot an old favourite or find something new, stay for ten minutes or two hours. Inspiration guaranteed! 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Project Coordinator (Schools), JoeHigham's Reportage
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools
DJ

Dan Jenkins

Science and Plants for Schools

Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science. We know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CTL C Wet lab (130)

3:00pm

CLEAPSS Hands-on Workshop REPEATED (311)
Come and gets hands on trying lots of practical Science activities in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as makign your own equipment to take away.

Speakers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Poynting Physics Lab R2

3:00pm

Earth Science Out-of-doors (58)
Can you teach outdoor Earth science around your school without ever leaving the school grounds? Join us to see how this can be done, using the interactive opportunities on the campus within a few metres of the lab door.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
Earth science educator
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
BioSciences N203

3:00pm

Lessons from Stephen Hawking (189)
Stephen Hawking died in March. What have we learned from him about the universe, science, and life?

Kitty will be signing copies of her biography of Stephen Hawking at the ASE Hub in the Exhibition Marquee after her session.

Speakers
avatar for Kitty Ferguson

Kitty Ferguson

Yale H Fergusson
Kitty Gail Ferguson is an American science writer, lecturer, and former professional musician.She has written several science books for lay persons and youth, including books on biographical facts and the social background in which scientific developments have taken place. Her best-known... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Aston Webb C Block

3:00pm

Teaching and Assessing Maths in Science (370)
Teachers of maths and science along with OCR staff consider alternative ways through the curriculum which could optimise outcomes in both maths and science.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Milne

Sarah Milne

Subject Advisor, GCSE, OCR

Sponsors
avatar for OCR

OCR

Our GCSE Combined Science A (Gateway Science) qualification provides the foundation for understanding the material world. Students are introduced to various key concepts in biology, chemistry and physics, and develop their understanding of how these ideas can help describe diverse... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Murray Learning Centre LG14
  • Host Organization OCR
  • Target Phase 11-19

3:00pm

Chemistry Doesn't Just Happen in Test Tubes (105)
This talk will open your eyes to chemistry all around us: bricks, concrete, metals, graveyards, re-cycling, pigments and the plain quirky - gas anodes, boron rods and marsh gas. For those who have time, we will then go for a walk around the campus to see what we can spot.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Peter Borrows

Dr Peter Borrows

partner, Troye Scientific
Retired(ish) Director of CLEAPSS. | | Member since 1966, and former Chair, of ASE Safety in Science Group (and its predecessors). | | Author of 54 articles in Education in Chemistry between 1994 and 2012 on chemistry outdoors, two in School Science Review [(1984), The Pimlico chemistry... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Biosciences E204

3:00pm

Reproducing the Air Pump from the 16th Century (193)
We reproduced some of the earliest air pumps made by O. Guericke, R. Boyleand F. Haukebee. We will show you our reproduced pump, and a series of experiments. We have developed a lesson programme on vacuum, using this historical research, giving you inspiring, real-world applications to use in class.

Speakers
avatar for Osamu MATSUNO

Osamu MATSUNO

NPO Lactin Institute
Based on it's historical research, we've developed a lesson programme on vacuum. We would like make people happy by showing a series of experiments as Guericke did. We are going to show you our reproduced pump as well.
avatar for Koji TSUKAMOTO

Koji TSUKAMOTO

Professor, Chiba Institute of Science
I had taught physics in High Schools for about 30 years and am a professor of science education at Chiba Institute of Science in Japan. I also engaged a lot of enjoyable science lecture for public. I hope to introduce enjoyable science class.


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG07

3:30pm

The Earth in Space and Time (20)
My booklet of 20 x 1/2 A4 pages entitled `The SCALE TAPE for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES` contains all I wish to demonstrate and most of what I hope to explain.

Speakers
TO

Tony Osborn

Inventor, STEP
I have over 5 decades of interest and concern regarding the future of all life on planet Earth. It is our youth that will experience the out comes of human actions. They will need a true perspective of earth in Space and Time. "The greatest shortage of time is our shortage of tim... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Muirhead 118

3:30pm

How do Giraffes Eat Ice-cream? (128)
Using evidence from school-based research, this practical workshop explores activities that create opportunities for children to demonstrate a deeper understanding of primary science concepts. Delegates will puzzle over how a giraffe eats ice-cream, dissect how a platypus can have a ducks bill and debate the similarities between jellyfish and rockets.

Speakers
avatar for Fiona Killick

Fiona Killick

Senior Lecturer Primary Science Education, St Mary's University, Twickenham
Awe and Wonder | Learning Outside of the Classroom | Raising the profile of primary science in schools | Assessing deep learning in primary science | Science through stories


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arts 201

3:30pm

Augmented Reality in the Primary Classroom (85)
The session will take delegates on a whistle stop tour of our primary school lesson plans and see how augmented reality boosts learning and pupil involvement. Have you wondered how to make the very best use of tablets that the children have or your own linked to the whiteboard this session has the answers.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Sheridan

Alan Sheridan

Managing Director, Education Harbour
Alan began his career as Navigating Cadet in the merchant navy prior to a marketing career with leading FMCG companies and specialist retail consultants in UK, Europe and South East Asia. A return to his love of Science began in 2003 by running a science communication brand up to... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Education Harbour Ltd

Director
Talk to us about low cost resources that inspire a love of science and encourage a desire to learn more and a curiosity about how and why. Celebrating 10 years at ASE and proud to see our products in the Hope Education and Phillip Harris catalogues.


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arts 223 (Lecture Room 7)

3:30pm

Chemical Escape Rooms - second year REPEATED (438)
Do you want your pupils to repeat and even deepen all the things they have learned during your lesson? And do you want to do this with fun? Then try out our "chemical escape rooms"! Within a given timeframe, you have to solve a number of tricky riddles, using your chemical knowledge. Will you make it to escape the room, before ...? Well, let`s see what happens if you don't.... ;-) The two different escape-rooms have been created and tested in the classroom by two trainee-teachers from Augsburg/Bavaria, Michaela Freudenstein and Elea Gavalas. Attendees will be provided (after successful completion) with all the information needed to perform the game in their own classes (bring a USB-stick with you). This Escape Room is designed for students aged 14/15. Use your knowledge about anorganic chemistry (Redox / Acids and Bases) to escape!

Speakers

Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Nuffield G22

3:30pm

Chemical Escape Rooms - third year REPEATED (442)
Do you want your pupils to repeat and even deepen all the things they have learned during your lesson? And do you want to do this with fun? Then try out our "chemical escape rooms"! Within a given timeframe, you have to solve a number of tricky riddles, using your chemical knowledge. Will you make it to escape the room, before ...? Well, let`s see what happens if you don't.... ;-) The two different escape-rooms have been created and tested in the classroom by two trainee-teachers from Augsburg/Bavaria, Michaela Freudenstein and Elea Gavalas. Attendees will be provided (after successful completion) with all the information needed to perform the game in their own classes (bring a USB-stick with you). This Escape Room is designed for students aged 15/16. Use your knowledge about organic chemistry to defuse the ticking bomb!

Speakers

Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Nuffield G19

3:30pm

Fascinated by Hands-on Forensics (36)
How to bring forensic research into your classroom? Within the context of continuous learning the University of Amsterdam developed a series of forensic science lessons for primary school students, 4-12 years old. During this workshop we show hands-on experiments in different forensic disciplines, like fingerprints, shoeprints and DNA.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Rosenhart

Melanie Rosenhart

Project leader science education, University of Amsterdam


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arts 301 (Lecture Room 8)

3:30pm

Teaching Physics Using Toys (339)
Successfully engaging S2 (England KS3) pupils and getting them to learn the formulae for both kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy using the spring jumping toys and the key cars that have springs in them. The standard experiment of stretching a spring and plotting a force extension graph is a tough one so to introduce springs I use toys and the toy experiments remind them springs can be used to store energy when compressed. The experiments can easily provide differentiated learning as tracker, the open source video analysis tool can be used. The energy stored in a spring when compressed can be found and the efficiency of storing energy in a spring investigated.Other toys will be used to help promote understanding of  concepts that some pupils find hard to grasp..

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Dunn

Catherine Dunn

Development officer, SSERC
I have taught physics for the past 36 years and have always tried to show pupils it is an accessible subject and an enjoyable one provided they put sufficient effort into the course. I always reflected on a lesson and wondered if I could improve it. The new GCSE brought new challenges... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Muirhead 112
  • Host Organization SSERC
  • Target Phase All

3:30pm

Visualising Science! REPEATED (256)
Timstar are offering a hands-on practical session where you can try out activities and experiments which benefit from visual enhancement. This will include ideas and activities for Chemistry Physics and Biology. You will have the opportunity to try out the experiments, learn how to enhance them with the use of visualisers and better engage your students.

Speakers

Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CTL B Dry lab

3:30pm

Supported Online CPD: primary teachers’ experiences (365)
Thousands of teachers are participating in open online courses as a flexible and free way to learn from others, develop their teaching and improve their subject knowledge. In this session you will discover how supported online CPD and developing your approach to learning online can positively impact your practice as a primary teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Cornock

Matt Cornock

STEM Learning
TS

Tanya Shields

Primary STEM Lead, STEM Learning

Exhibitors
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STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning’s vision is to achieve a world-leading education for all young people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We support science teachers with high-impact face-to-face and online continued professional development (CPD) and free on-line subject specific... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arts 101 (Lecture Room 4)

3:30pm

Engaging Reluctant Learners Through Real-life Problems REPEATED (406)
Presenting STEM learning within the context of engaging, real life problems gives children a sense of the purpose and direction of their learning, consequently improving their motivation and perseverance when tackling tricky topics.
As former primary school teachers, we understand the challenges faced by the profession and we have designed our resources with three main goals in mind: to save teachers time and reduce workload; to spark learners’ passion and enthusiasm for STEM subjects and to convey important messages about food and nutrition through a cross-curricular, project-based  approach.
In this session, we will guide you through the NFU’s new cross-curricular project-based educational resources that use real life problems faced by the nation’s farmers and business owners as engaging contexts for learning.
Expect a session of ideas for exciting practical activities and projects and a free scheme of teaching and learning resources that will allow you to infuse your wider curriculum with engaging STEM learning opportunities.

Speakers
JD

Jennie Devine

National Farmers' Union (NFU)
avatar for Josh Payne

Josh Payne

Education Manager, National Farmers' Union (NFU)
I'm the Education Manager for the National Farmers Union. After leaving teaching in 2013, I embarked on a career in STEM outreach.My most recent role, before joining the NFU, was Major Projects and Development Manager at the STEM charity The Smallpeice Trust, working with partners... Read More →

Exhibitors
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National Farmers' Union

National Farmer's Union
We're on a mission to bring farming education to schools in England & Wales. Sharing educational best practice in the sector and providing top resources. | | | Talk to us about: | Farmng STEMterprise - our brand new primary STEM scheme of work completely free to schools. | Farmvention... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)

3:30pm

Excellence in FE Teaching (259)
Variety is the spice of life science! In this session you will experience how biology songs and (simple!) dances can be used to support content, make learning memorable and inject energy into lessons. Topics covered include mitosis, protein synthesis, circulation and the heart and DNA structure.

Speakers
RS

Richard Spencer

Middlesbrough College


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Muirhead 113

3:30pm

Neuroscientists in Secondary Schools (88)
The BNA is launching a new education programme aimed at encouraging scientists to engage in school outreach. In this practical workshop we will demonstrate new teaching resources and discuss how you can recruit a neuroscientist to speak in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Collcutt

Alex Collcutt

Education & Engagement, British Neuroscience Association
The British Neuroscience Association is the largest UK organisation representing all aspects of neuroscience. In our new education programme, we are facilitating neuroscience outreach into UK primary & secondary schools.
AC

Anne Cooke

British Neuroscience Association


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arts 222 (Lecture Room 6)

3:30pm

Scientist of the Week (28)
Teachers will leave this session with two tried and tested resources for developing STEM careers awareness and reducing stereotypes about scientists. The easy-to-use, freely available resources blend a Science Capital and careers approach which reduce stereotypes and develop careers vocabulary for children from Y1 - Y6.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Shimwell

Joe Shimwell

NUSTEM Science Outreach Specialist: Early Years and Primary, NUSTEM, Northumbria University


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arts 127 (Lecture Room 3)

4:00pm

IB Science (299)
Come along to hear about what's going on in IB Sciences:
  •  experimental project work that counts for final diploma grades
  • the whole-school and even inter-school science project that every IB Diploma student undertakes
  • extended science research for extended essays in science.
Whether you are a seasoned IB Science educator or totally new to IB and curious, there is something for you in this session!



Speakers
avatar for David Clapp

David Clapp

Head of Science, St George’s British International School Rome
I am an IB enthusiast (international baccalaureate) and really enjoy the kinds of practical experimentation our students get up to. Talk to me about international teaching, investigations and large - team science projects!


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arts 125 (Lecture Room 1)

4:00pm

4:00pm

Teaching Secondary Environmental Education Through STEM (305)
This session will explore how STEM subjects can enable Secondary students to learn about the key environmental issues that we face. We shall use NAEE's recent teacher handbook The Environmental Curriculum and the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help us do this, using a mix of input and small group discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Juliette Green

Juliette Green

Executive Member, NAEE
I am a teacher, environmental educator and writer. I have written books and resources about outdoor learning, science and English. I am a volunteer member of NAEE’s Executive, where I work on the journal 'Environmental Education', am part of the school bursary team, and compiled... Read More →
avatar for Professor William Scott

Professor William Scott

National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE) UK
I am a recently retired Professor of Education where I was head of its Education and Sustainability research programme, director of the Centre for Research in Education and the Environment, and a deputy-director of the University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment.I... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Muirhead 121

4:00pm

Frontier Science: Mathematics - a new treatment for bacterial infections? (412)
Speakers
avatar for Dr Sara Jabbari

Dr Sara Jabbari

Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham
Sara Jabbari is Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, focusing on mathematical biology. Her group uses an interdisciplinary approach to understand microbial behaviour, with a particular focus on using mathematical modelling to develop or improve novel treatments for bacterial i... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dr Vikki Burns

Dr Vikki Burns

Reader in Science Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science Education, with a special interest in how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective, educated citizens.   She uses experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Aston Webb WG12

4:00pm

Alan Tunnicliffe Memorial Workshop (108)
Simple activities from around the world involving hands-on science learning using simple, readily available material and everyday phenomena to discover science ideas and develop understanding and encourage critical thinking and problem solving and be enjoyable.  

Speakers
avatar for ICASE

ICASE

Dr Lady Tunnicliffe
The International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE) was created in 1972 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to extend and improve science education throughout the world. Today, ICASE is a vast network of science teacher... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibition Marquee Seminar Room

4:00pm

Biology Practicals that Work: Drop-in session REPEATED (2)
Drop in to try out reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology. You’ll find a lab full of ideas, with engaging and affordable practicals covering a range of key curriculum topics. Troubleshoot an old favourite or find something new, stay for ten minutes or two hours. Inspiration guaranteed! 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Project Coordinator (Schools), JoeHigham's Reportage
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools
DJ

Dan Jenkins

Science and Plants for Schools

Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science. We know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CTL C Wet lab (130)

4:00pm

Chemical Magic (254)
The return of this inspiring and popular science show.

Speakers
avatar for Ray Plevey

Ray Plevey

University of Birmingham



Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Haworth 101

4:00pm

CLEAPSS Hands-on Workshop REPEATED (312)
Come and gets hands on trying lots of practical Science activities in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as makign your own equipment to take away.

Speakers
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CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Exhibitors
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CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Poynting Physics Lab R2

4:00pm

Competency Through Challenge (223)
We will share our experiences of developing and delivering challenge projects in the UK and as ‘clients’ in the Netherlands, call on Sophianum School, Technasium and the Cambridge Academy for Science & Technology to describe their perspective and invite the audience to share their own ideas on challenge-based learning

Speakers
AE

Alistair Easterfield

Cambridge Academy for Science & Technology
avatar for Michael Hinton

Michael Hinton

Public Engagement Officer, Babraham Institute
I encourage researchers at the Babraham Institute to share their love of science with students of all ages. I coordinate our annual Schools' Day which brings secondary and sixth-form students from around the country into our laboratories for hands-on science projects and careers... Read More →
WS

Wesly Sauren

Sophianum


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Nuffield G17

4:00pm

Hands-on Electricity Generation REPEATED (227)
Use our hand-held DC generator to electricity generation, energy transformation and efficiency. Study about energy loss, energy conservation and find out how many bulbs you can light up or even become power plant for a while. Fun, interactive and engaging

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. | | Products on display will be from the following 4 fields: | 1. Generating of Electricity... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Muirhead 122

4:00pm

What Makes a Great Science Department? (218)
Join us for an interactive panel discussion, with ideas and practical steps to help you develop a vibrant, effective science department. Our experienced panel will share some of their own insightful learnings and recommendations, before a wider discussion where we want you to contribute your own ideas and experiences. Whether you are a newcomer to science teaching or an experienced leader, this event will offer inspiration and ideas to help you power up your science department.  

Speakers
EH

Emily Howe

Royal Society of Chemistry
MJ

Mark Jordan

Royal Society of Chemistry
avatar for Niki Kaiser

Niki Kaiser

Chemistry teacher and Research Lead, Notre Dame High School, Norwich
What should people talk to me about? About how I'm a Chemistry teacher who always thought she'd be a flautist? Or about how someone with a Chemistry PhD ended up working on ships as a Marine Scientist and sampling phytoplankton? Or about why I am fascinated by Threshold Concepts... Read More →
avatar for Susan Palmer

Susan Palmer

Susan Palmer is the Head of Chemistry at the Newham Collegiate Sixth Form centre (The NCS) in East Ham, London. The Chemistry Department won the RSC’s President’s award for 2018 for inspirational teaching. The 7 teacher strong chemistry department have an excellent working environment... Read More →
avatar for Claire Ritchie

Claire Ritchie

Teacher of Chemistry, Leith Academy
Claire has been a chemistry teacher at Leith Academy for 12 years. Previously she taught in rural Scotland and New Zealand.In 2016 she was appointed as a lead teacher of chemistry in Edinburgh, facilitating chemistry CPD in local authority secondary schools.Claire's personal interests... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry

The world needs more chemical scientists, and chemistry skills can lead our young people into a vast range of fulfilling careers. We help people see the part they can play in the future of the chemical sciences, and we improve chemistry education. We believe that everyone should... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Muirhead G15

4:00pm

Physics Education Research – The Highlights! (152)
For the last 30+ years, the Physics Education Research community has developed a large range of books, research papers and resources designed to improve teaching and learning in physics. This session will provide an overview of the most useful and accessible ‘highlights’ that might change your physics teaching forever.

Speakers
avatar for James de Winter

James de Winter

James de Winter


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arts 120 (Main LT)

4:00pm

Enjoy Science Education for All (232)
It is important to let students know science is not almighty, science always can demonstrate and prove natural laws under the limited conditions.

Speakers
avatar for Minoru Ito

Minoru Ito

Professor, Minoru Ito
I will try to introduce current Japanese mathematics and science education for enhancing childrens' motivation to concern about the nature of phenomina around us. How teachers can apply mathematics to scinece using materials which I developed desital contents which school teachers... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG05
  • Target Phase All

4:00pm

Students' Future Imagination in Cutting-Edge Science: The I SEE Project (215)

How can science education equip students to face the future's uncertainty caused by global crises and accelerating societal change? After a discussion on this challenge we demonstrate activities, developed in the I SEE project (https://iseeproject.eu), fostering students' future thinking and imagination about climate change, artificial intelligence and quantum computing.


Speakers
avatar for Marianne Cutler

Marianne Cutler

Director Curriculum Innovation, Association for Science Education
avatar for Antti Laherto

Antti Laherto

University lecturer, University of Helsinki
I'm interested in developing students' future-thinking skills.
avatar for Olivia Levrini

Olivia Levrini

University of Bologna
I am an Associate Professor in Physics Education at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Bologna. Currently I have the honor to coordinate the European project I SEE, of which ASE is a partner (www.iseeproject.eu). I am strongly involved, as Conference President... Read More →
avatar for Caitlin Wilson

Caitlin Wilson

Eco-Schools specialist, Landvernd
Caitlin Wilson is the project manager of CARE, the ecological restoration project and a specialist in education for sustainability, in the Eco-schools project.Caitlin has a B.A. degree in English literature from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in USA, her home state. She... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Poynting Physics Large LT (S02)

4:00pm

Case-based Health and Safety Education (154)
In this student-active case, the chemistry teacher experienced breathing difficulties while preparing a chemistry show, but forgot to label the chemical substances. The students have to solve the case and find the dangerous substance by using handheld near-infrared spectrometers, mobile phones and safety data sheets.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Höper

Jan Höper

lecturer, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
I am a science teacher and have taught biology and chemistry at secondary schools in Germany, Italy and Norway, before I worked | as a museum educator at Tromsø University Museum and now | as a lecturer in science education at The | Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø. | My special... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Biosciences NG08

4:00pm

Difficult Ideas in Physics REPEATED (384)
All these contradict our scientific understanding:
  1. Hot air rises allowing the cold air to rush in.
  2. I’m trying to cut down on the amount of energy I use.
  3. Electricity flows from the wall socket to the light.
  4. I need some warmer clothes for the winter.
  5. I need to keep pedalling to keep the bike going.
  6. My art teacher says the primary colours are red yellow and blue
  7. Petrol contains energy to make the car go.

Simple everyday happenings lead us to misunderstand some basic ideas in physics - simple ideas but difficult because they are counter intuitive:
  1. Why does hot air rise? It is massive and is attracted to the earth by gravity, yet science books often describe convection currents by saying "The hot air rises allowing the cold air to rush in"
  2. We use energy yet are told it cannot be destroyed. Here we are confusing the energy measured in joues with the usefulness of the energy. The second law of thermodynamics actually makes more common sense than the 1st law about energy conservation.
  3. Metals are cold to touch yet they are at the same (room) temperature as wood?
  4. What forces act on a ball thrown upwards? Many people confuse momentum with force.
  5. A battery discharges yet the current, we are told, is constant all the way round a circuit. A confusion between current and energy.
  6. R(ed) G(reen) B(lue) are the physics primary colours, yet in art lessons we are told they are red yellow and blue. We need to realise there are 6 colours here, not 4.
  7. We get energy from burning fuels and respiring food, but where is the energy stored - it is definitely not IN the fuel or food, despite what everyone says.

(see chapter 15 of Teaching Secondary Science - 4th Edition Routledge

Speakers
avatar for Keith Ross

Keith Ross

Science Issues
I started teaching science in school on VSO in India after a metallurgy degree at Oxford. After a year in industry I made teaching my career, first in secondary schools in Birmingham and Leicestershire, then for 3 years in Nigeria. I was deeply inspired by Clive Sutton during a Master's... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG06

4:00pm

Improving Science & Health Education with e-Bug Resources (51)
This session will demonstrate the e-Bug educational resources, and how e-Bug can assist teachers in their science and PSHE teaching. e-Bug is linked to the national curriculum in England, Scotland and Wales so is relevant to classroom teaching for both science and PSHE/PSE. The session will include examples and demonstrations.

Speakers
CB

Carla Brown

Public Health England
avatar for Catherine Hayes

Catherine Hayes

Public Health England
e-Bug is an exciting, fun and free health education resource for teachers and school aged children that makes learning about microbes, antibiotic resistance, and the spread, treatment and prevention of infection fun and accessible for all. | | | | The lesson plans can be used in... Read More →
RS

Rowshonara Syeda

Public Health England


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Muirhead 109

4:00pm

Periodic Table, Worldwide, Weird and Wonderful. It's IYPT! (461)
What constitutes a periodic table (PT)?  Worldwide; how do PTs vary in different countries? Are rows & columns the only layout? Weird: what extra data can be shown on PTs? My collection of PTs answers these questions plus unusual ideas to interest pupils.  Some spares available + summary sheet. Mendeleev himself may be there!

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Woods

Gordon Woods

"aka Mendeleev"
Gordon Woods is a frequent contributor to School Science Review, most recently SSR 359 81-88 about H.G.J.Moseley. Chemistry teacher of the year 1993 for his novel ideas. Collector of Periodic Tables. Ran Scienceshirts for 33 years, always exhibiting at ASE Annual Conference... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Biosciences 301LT

4:00pm

Planning Progression at KS3 (113)
This interactive session will explore ideas and practical classroom strategies about developing provision at KS3 to improve progression. It will focus on the use of key ideas, the role of Working Scientifically and the development of practical skills to prepare students for success in GCSE courses. Sponsored by Collins Education.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting Ltd
Teaching and learning in science at primary and secondary. I'm involved with developing teaching materials and running CPD with a particular focus on scientific enquiry, literacy, maths skills and questioning.

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

Collins
Collins is a leading provider of Science resources for teachers and students, written by expert educators. Our aim is to support the education of students of all abilities through the use of high-quality, easy-to-use books and digital resources.


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arts 126 (Lecture Room 2)

4:00pm

Space in the Secondary Curriculum (244)
State-of-the art technology and cutting-edge research promise to address fundamental questions about our Universe in the coming decade. In this interactive session, we’ll discuss free resources and projects designed to allow secondary pupils at all levels to engage with and contribute to these exciting discoveries as they happen.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Cook

Matt Cook

Public Engagement Officer, Science and Technology Facilities Council
OJ

Olivia Johnson

Science and Technology Facilities Council


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Biosciences E102 LT

4:00pm

Using Cameras in Science Teaching and Learning (107)
Phones and tablets are being increasingly used to capture images and video, and this coupled with the emergence of cheap, or even free applications allows teachers to become more creative in how they teach. In this session a range of applications will be explored for their potential to enhance pupils, experience and understanding of science.

Speakers
DD

Dr Donna Dawkins

University of Birmingham
DS

Dr Sandy Wilkinson

Lecturer in Science Education, University of Birmingham
Sandy teaches on the Science PGDipEd course with a particular responsibility for the Chemistry group. He is also a postgraduate supervisor on the MA in Teaching Studies, the MA by Research, as well as being involved with the supervision of PhD and EdD students.


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Physics West SR1 (103)

4:00pm

The Future of Sport, Exercise and Health (498)
Sport, exercise and physical activity have the potential to address some of the world’s greatest challenges. We will share our cutting-edge research, from biochemistry to psychology, and athletes to patient groups.

The session will include information about our degree programmes, and will end with a tour of the laboratories.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Vikki Burns

Dr Vikki Burns

Reader in Science Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science Education, with a special interest in how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective, educated citizens.   She uses experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences LT1

4:30pm

Book-signing: Kitty Ferguson
Kitty is an award-winning science writer.

As well as her biography of Stephen Hawking, she has written 'Lost Science' - ten tales you don't usually hear in science class. Here are irrepressible risk-takers, spies, scoundrels, unsung heroes, tragic victims: Seventeenth-century Flemish Jesuit astronomer Ferdinand Verbiest invented the first automobile as a clever toy to amuse the emperor of China but was forced to test his knowledge of astronomy in a spectacular trial-to-the-death in the Imperial Court in Beijing. Intrepid eighteenth-century Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Chappe d’Auteroche trekked through dangerous and almost impenetrable regions of two continents to observe transits of Venus and gave his life for his science. Austrian physicist Lise Meitner’s hair-raising escape from Nazi Germany had the scientific world holding its breath, but she was unjustly passed over for the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry that was awarded to her colleague Otto Hahn for splitting the atom. Benjamin Thompson, whose inventiveness and charisma rivaled Benjamin Franklin’s, spied for the other side in the American Revolution. There are chapters titled “Near Fatal Fiction” and “The Pavlov of Cats” . . . and more. 

Speakers
avatar for Kitty Ferguson

Kitty Ferguson

Yale H Fergusson
Kitty Gail Ferguson is an American science writer, lecturer, and former professional musician.She has written several science books for lay persons and youth, including books on biographical facts and the social background in which scientific developments have taken place. Her best-known... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
ASE Hub Exhibition Marquee
  • Target Phase All

4:30pm

Book-signing: Mandy Hartley
I have written a series of books for 7 – 12 year olds called ‘The DNA Detectives’ which is followed by a title for each book in the series. The first book is called “The DNA Detectives – To catch a thief”, the second is called “The DNA Detectives – The smuggler’s daughter”.

This is the first children’s fiction book where the characters in the story use DNA to solve a crime. As well as enjoying the thrilling plot the aim of the books is to teach children about DNA, cells and forensic science through an exciting ‘famous five’ style adventure.

These books are all about the adventures of two children Annabelle and Harry. Their mother is a molecular geneticist who runs a laboratory in their garden. She tests DNA samples from animals and humans to see if they have inherited diseases, genetic traits or if they are related. She also runs scientific workshops (just like me!) to teach children about DNA.
It has been argued that the discovery of DNA and the understanding of its structure and functioning may well be the most important discovery of the last century. DNA is fundamental in our lives today in helping us to understand and treat diseases, develop gene targeted drugs and therapies, introduce better strains of crops and animals to feed the world, to trace families, unlock historical secrets and establish paternity and combat crime through forensic investigation. With such a key role in modern life it is a huge advantage for children to have a good understanding of the fundamentals of this subject.

DNA is a topic which is often perceived by adults to be complicated but this is a subject which presented in the right way (especially through a story) to children is something they will find easy to understand and exciting. I regularly teach children as young as 4 years old about DNA in my own ‘DNA Detective’ workshops.

Through this series of books children will gain an insight into the world of molecular genetics, forensic science and archaeology. They will learn how forensic scientists use DNA to solve a crime, what DNA is, where we find it in the body, how big it is and how amazing it is! They will also see how DNA is inherited, how DNA can be used to find out about the past and to bring families together by solving mysteries surrounding paternity and relationships. The aim of these books is to inspire some future scientists by encouraging a love and understanding of science.


Speakers
avatar for Mandy Hartley

Mandy Hartley

Founder, The Little Story Telling Company
My name is Dr. Mandy Hartley. I have always loved science and even at school I knew this was the career path I wanted to pursue. I have a PhD in Genetics and have had an amazing career working with DNA for over 15 years. I have used DNA to help conserve stocks of haddock and sandeels... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
ASE Hub Exhibition Marquee

5:00pm

GCSE Science 2018: Awarding and outcomes explored REPEATED (470)
In this session, we will explore the results achieved by students in the first awarding of the new science GCSE specifications and provide an update on the process by which Science GCSE and A-level grades are awarded by AQA. We will consider the arrangements used to award grades to the first cohort of students examined against the new GCSE Science specifications and the arrangements for 2019 and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum - Science, AQA

Sponsors

Thursday January 10, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Arts 201

5:00pm

Biology Practicals that Work: Drop-in session REPEATED (2)
Drop in to try out reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology. You’ll find a lab full of ideas, with engaging and affordable practicals covering a range of key curriculum topics. Troubleshoot an old favourite or find something new, stay for ten minutes or two hours. Inspiration guaranteed! 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Project Coordinator (Schools), JoeHigham's Reportage
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools
DJ

Dan Jenkins

Science and Plants for Schools

Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science. We know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
CTL C Wet lab (130)

5:00pm

CLEAPSS Hands-on Workshop REPEATED (313)
Come and gets hands on trying lots of practical Science activities in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as makign your own equipment to take away.

Speakers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Thursday January 10, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Poynting Physics Lab R2

5:00pm

Discovering Light in the Classroom: 6-month exposure cameras REPEATED (184)
Come along and make your own 6-month exposure pinhole camera to capture the sun crossing the sky over 6 months. Several other experiments will also be shown as will being introduced to the Real Photography Company CIC in Bristol.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Quinnell

Justin Quinnell

Freelance Lecturer
Justin is a world expert in: pinhole photography, camera obscuras and light which he has been teaching for over 25 years. He is an Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University and his recent book, 'Discovering Light' was published last year. His past media activities have ranged from... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
BioSciences N203

5:00pm

Review of the outcomes of the first GCSE 9-1 series REPEATED (373)
An overview of outcomes and grade boundaries from Science GCSE in June 2018. Identifying what students did well and not so well. Any lessons to be learned?

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for OCR

OCR

Our GCSE Combined Science A (Gateway Science) qualification provides the foundation for understanding the material world. Students are introduced to various key concepts in biology, chemistry and physics, and develop their understanding of how these ideas can help describe diverse... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Arts 101 (Lecture Room 4)
  • Host Organization OCR
  • Target Phase 11-19

5:00pm

ASE Members' Reception
Sponsored by Kognity, this free drinks reception is open to all delegates. So whether you are a long-standing ASE member or a non-member and Conference newbie, come along to celebrate science education.
The winner of the annual ASE Book Award will be announced. Now in it's third year, this Award recognises the important role that physical books still have to play in the world of science education. The shortlist includes not only text books but education research and wider science communication titles.
Shortlisted books

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →
avatar for Kognity

Kognity

Kognity



Thursday January 10, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
ASE Hub Exhibition Marquee
  • Target Phase All

6:00pm

Biology Practicals that Work: Drop-in session REPEATED (2)
Drop in to try out reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology. You’ll find a lab full of ideas, with engaging and affordable practicals covering a range of key curriculum topics. Troubleshoot an old favourite or find something new, stay for ten minutes or two hours. Inspiration guaranteed! 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Project Coordinator (Schools), JoeHigham's Reportage
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools
DJ

Dan Jenkins

Science and Plants for Schools

Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science. We know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CTL C Wet lab (130)

6:00pm

CLEAPSS Hands-on Workshop REPEATED (314)
Come and gets hands on trying lots of practical Science activities in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as makign your own equipment to take away.

Speakers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Thursday January 10, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Poynting Physics Lab R2
 
Friday, January 11
 

9:00am

Revisiting the Chemistry Required Practicals (336)
Essential practicals and how to extend the teaching to include application and working scientifically skills.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Longshaw

Sarah Longshaw

Independent Consultant, Sarah Longshaw
I am a former head of science and now lead the Cheshire & Stockport Science Learning Partnership. I am also the chemistry subject lead for the Cheshire East SCITT. After 22 years in the classroom (with experience at all stages!) I am now pursuing a portfolio career and am interested... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Muirhead 112

9:00am

Plugging into the Sun (71)
Build a solar car and transform into a boat using a problem solving method, to gain knowledge about photovoltaic (PV) technology. A STEM solar resource that focuses on application of scientific and mathematical concepts via direct experience with PV to achieve outcomes in Science, Technology and Mathematics in relationship to climate change.

Speakers
avatar for David Garlovsky

David Garlovsky

CEO - TEACHER TRAINER, Solar Active
David Garlovsky pioneered an education method that fosters self-confidence within teaching/learning; effective in encouraging invention and problem solving through application of scientific, technology, engineering and mathematical concepts. Making learning enjoyable and encouraging... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Nuffiled G19

9:00am

Frontier Science: Can you gamify the teaching of logic/critical thinking? (413)
Teaching proofs,  logic or critical thinking is usually hard, expensive and time consuming. Recent developments in theoretical computer science grounded in the fundamentals of mathematics might be able to help. We will present a software approach that aims to gamify the process. Bring a laptop/tablet and play.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Corneliu Hoffman

Dr Corneliu Hoffman

University of Birmingham
In my day job am a group theorist. This means I am interested in symmetric objects and the structure of their symmetries. I am also a computer geek and always looking for ways to integrate technology in teaching and research. This session is generated by these interests.

Sponsors
avatar for Dr Vikki Burns

Dr Vikki Burns

Reader in Science Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science Education, with a special interest in how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective, educated citizens.   She uses experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Aston Webb WG12

9:00am

Hands-on Static Electricity REPEATED (230)
Hands-on workshop with activities to study about electrostatics. With an innovative hand-held electrostatic generator continuous static electricity generation is possible even in very humid weather. Dispel your fears of static electricity, you will be lea

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. | | Products on display will be from the following 4 fields: | 1. Generating of Electricity... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Muirhead 122

9:00am

9:00am

In a Little You Can See a Lot REPEATED (321)
Microscale chemistry: Low cost and quickly performed procedures to enhance students’ chemistry experience in all parts of chemical education and add variety to your lessons. These are now being introduced in procedures published by Examination Boards at both GCSE and A-Level.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Worley

Bob Worley

Chemistry Adviser, CLEAPSS
I taught 11-18 year old students for 20 years and now for the last 25 years I (although retired - hah) continue to work as the chemistry adviser for CLEAPSS, www.cleapss.org.uk, a UK organisation, to which all high, middle and primary schools in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Poynting Physics Large LT (S02)

9:00am

Investigating the Earth's Structure (61)
Try a series of ‘hands-on’ demonstrations and activities to highlight key aspects of the structure of the Earth and the evidence we have for this structure. The practical activities address common misconceptions about the state (solid/liquid) of the Earth’s layers and the thickness of the crust and the Earth’s dimensions

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
Earth science educator
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
BioSciences N203

9:00am

Mitigating the Effect of Family Background on Students' Science Aspirations (224)
This study, funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, looks at how students from disadvantaged backgrounds can be encouraged to study post-compulsory chemistry. We found that student motivation, good teaching and participation in extra-curricular activities can mitigate the effect of family background in developing science aspirations amongst disadvantaged students.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Michael J Reiss

Professor Michael J Reiss

Professor of Science Education, UCL Institute of Education
I am Professor of Science Education at UCL Institute of Education, University College London, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Kiel and York and the Royal Veterinary College. The former Director of Education at the Royal Society... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Aston Webb C Block

9:00am

Are Your Students GCSE Ready? (112)
This interactive session will explore the ideas, processes and skills that students need to have developed at KS3 so that they can successfully access GCSE courses. It will focus on how assessment and intervention can be used to support progress, identify misconceptions and inform targeted teaching. Sponsored by Collins Education.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting Ltd
Teaching and learning in science at primary and secondary. I'm involved with developing teaching materials and running CPD with a particular focus on scientific enquiry, literacy, maths skills and questioning.

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

Collins
Collins is a leading provider of Science resources for teachers and students, written by expert educators. Our aim is to support the education of students of all abilities through the use of high-quality, easy-to-use books and digital resources.


Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Muirhead 121

9:00am

Stretch and Challenge your A-level Chemists (104)
This interactive workshop aims to support classroom teachers to utilise a range of resources to stretch, challenge and engage your top A-level candidates. How can you challenge gifted and talented students in the classroom? Take home resources that you can use immediately, matched to the new specifications.

Speakers
avatar for Penny Robotham

Penny Robotham

The National Mathematics and Science College
A teacher - researcher and active member of the Teacher Action research group PALAVA, I lead on chemistry at the National Mathematics and Science College. I was a lead practictioner for the SSAT on the Practical in Science project and chair the RSC UK Chemistry Olympiad Working P... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Muirhead 118

9:00am

Dramatising Science for KS2 & 3 (76)
An action-packed session engaging participants in a range of drama activities illustrating how techniques can be used to elicit children’s ideas, improve the opportunities for them to ask questions, set up scenarios enabling them to envisage the world in different ways and even think and act like a scientist.

Speakers
DM

Deb McGregor

Oxford Brookes University
WP

Wendy Precious

Precious Learning


Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Muirhead 113

9:00am

A Model of Civic Engagement (80)
Breaking down the barriers to learning for science learners!

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andrea C. Mallaburn

Dr Andrea C. Mallaburn

ITT Partnership Lead/Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education (Chemistry), LJMU


Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
CTL Dry Lab

9:00am

Schools' Exhibition (405)
This incredibly popular session creates the chance to tour displays by teachers that showcase their classroom work.
All teachers from primary, secondary and FE are invited to bring a poster display. It is a great way to begin, or enhance, your own professional development by sharing your ideas without having to deliver a workshop.

If you are interested, please email nicola@seventhcorner.co.uk. All teachers manning their poster display, will receive a bursary from ASE to attend the Friday of the Annual Conference. Attached is a review of the last Schools' Exhibition to give you a sense of what was showcased.


Speakers
avatar for Nicola Hern

Nicola Hern

Director, Seventh Corner

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →




Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm
Aston Webb Great Hall

9:30am

Coding for All: Problem-solving through creative thinking (452)
Explore online and offline activities that develop skills in logical reasoning and problem-solving, building computational thinking and coding skills in all pupils.

Speakers
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Discovery Education
Discovery Education empowers teachers and captivates pupils by providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to primary and secondary schools across the United Kingdom. | Discovery Education Espresso | • Foundation to Key Stage 2 | • 23,000+ digital resources, including engaging... Read More →
avatar for James Massey

James Massey

Educational Consultant, Discovery Education
As an excitable teacher, global educational speaker, change instigator and hopeless optimist, James has a Masters degree in Educational Studies, and a passion for research based, modern-day learning that works. James has 17 years’ experience working closely with schools on a 1:1... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Physics West SR1 (103)

9:30am

Spacelink bring Space Scientists into your Classroom (491)
Suitable for both Primary & Secondary
Robert Coombes (a now retired Deputy Headteacher - secondary) will be goving a brief introduction to the materials and support we offer schools - all FREE.
Spacelink Learning Foundation is a not-for-profit, private-sector UK registered charity, dedicated to inspiring young people to take STEM subjects though the exciting medium of SPACE.  ALL of our resources and events are FREE!  Our presentation "Space Scientists in your Classroom" on Friday 9:30 - 10:30 in the Lecture Theatre.We have lesson materials & projects, our brilliant Space Science Hangouts,

Plus there will be inmformation on Get Space Days (meet Helen Sharman), and our Norman White Award (3 x £500) each year.  Visit us and see our website for more details!  Please have a look at http://spacelink.org
Jacqueline Campbell (a PhD student at MSSL) will be give a presernation on:
Using Google Hangouts we bring Scientists of many different fields into your classroom. Topics are wide and varied; Scientists from NASAs Jet Propulsion Lab to Tesla and MSSL have taken part.  Hangouts can be for Primary Schools but we also run Secondary level, currently for the IET supported Lego Challenge.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Coombes

Robert Coombes

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR - Robert Coombes, Spacelink
Spacelink Learning Foundation is a not-for-profit, private-sector UK registered charity, dedicated to inspiring young people to take STEM subjects though the exciting medium of SPACE. ALL of our resources and events are FREE! | SEE our presentation "Space Scientists in your Classroom... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 127 (Lecture Room 3)

9:30am

Virtual Reality in the Science Classroom (146)
Learn how to use virtual reality and 360 media in the science classroom. This is a hands-on session where each participant will gain a better understanding of the application of VR as a learning tool, as well as practical examples of how to implement on a classroom basis using a range of technologies and free content.

After a background briefing on learning theory, participants will work through a series of lesson activities using VR and 360 media in different ways: front of class projection, viewing on tablets or smartphones and using VR headsets. The lesson activities are from Encounter Edu’s free Coral Oceans resources produced in association with ASE. 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Co-founder, Encounter Edu
Jamie is an edtech and geography award-winner for live-linking global issues to classrooms. Director of Encounter Edu which he founded in 2008 as Digital Explorer, Jamie saw the importance of engaging young people to learn about world topics when he taught teenagers in east London... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Encounter Edu

Encounter Edu

Encounter Edu, formerly Digital Explorer, designs and delivers sponsored STEM and global learning programmes transforming education. We specialise in live-linking global topics to the classroom. Our immersive learning experiences, aligned with the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 104

9:30am

Creativity in Primary Science (77)
This session offers a host of engaging, creative, practical approaches to delivering both the knowledge content and the "working scientifically" elements of the primary science curriculum.

Speakers
DE

Debbie Eccles

Consultant, Primarily Science


Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 101 (Lecture Room 4)

9:30am

Using the PLAN resources (235)
An introduction to the PLAN resources for those new or already familiar with these collections. Teachers will have time to share how they have used them. The PLAN team will provide an update on new resources that are available exclusively for ASE members showing how these can be used in school for CPD.

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Hiscock

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultancy
LL

Liz Lawrence

Barking and Dagenham School Improvement Partnership

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)

9:30am

Primary Science for All: Attention please! (29)
Primary Science for All is a project to develop practices and adaptable resources to make science more accessible to those primary school pupils whose particular learning requirements are not always recognised and to enhance their progress in science.  

Members of the  PSFA community will describe how they have collaborated to develop innovative approaches to address some of these challenges. We will explore two approaches - Frames for Focus and the Wonder Cupboard. We explain how we think they help children to focus on their science learning. There will be an opportunity to explore the resources, and reflect on how they might be adapted for your setting.

Speakers
AB

Andy Bullough

Sheffield Institute of Education
JH

Joelle Halliday

Sheffield Institute of Education


Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts G14

9:30am

Topical Science – Oceans (449)
Topical Science - Oceans
Gloria (the WeirdFish Lady) is an expert on Oceans who talks to audiences all around the world.  Come and share her enthusiasm and love of the sea as she explains in accessible terms the fascinating underwater world. This event includes original marine life film clips and will introduce you to weird and wonderful life that will inspire you to discover the importance of oceans on our planet. Pollution of the oceans is a very topical area of concern - come and learn how you can help save the planet !
This session will give you ideas for your Primary classroom on how to teach the next generation to be 'Ambassadors for the Ocean'.
Visit Exhibition Stand A72 to speak to Gloria and her team.
 

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Barnett

Gloria Barnett

Presenter, WeirdFish Lady
Gloria is the 'WeirdFish Lady' and is an expert in all things Ocean. She visits primary schools to run Underwater Adventure workshops where pupils get very excited! | 'Ocean World' is a new resource for Primary Schools which brings the oceans into your curriculum, enabling pupils... Read More →

Exhibitors

Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts G13

9:30am

CLEAPSS Biology for Non-specialists (324)
This lecture highlights the fundamentals for carrying out microbiology and the wonders of yeast; provides a quick and easy method for observing enzyme-action and using plants in practicals.

Speakers
AT

Ai-Linh Tran

CLEAPSS
After teaching biology for 12 years in secondary schools, internationally and an FE College I've put down my board pen and joined CLEAPSS. Join me for ideas and tips on how to deliver biology practicals safely. I will be talking about enzymes and plants - how to get them to work... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Poynting Physics Small LT (S06)

9:30am

CLEAPSS Primary Science Practical Workshop (323)
Come, try and takeaway some of our latest practical ideas. Trialled in schools and developed with teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Harding

Jason Harding

Section Leader Primary & Biology, CLEAPSS
Come and ask me about..practical work in biology and primary science eg making practicals work, making them as cost effective as possible and ensuring they are safe.

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 301 (Lecture Room 8)

9:30am

Early LifeLab (139)
Early LifeLab: Empowering children to lead the change in health through scientific enquiry.

Speakers
HL

Holly Leat

St Anne’s Catholic School


Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 120 (Main LT)

9:30am

How Do Scientists Think? (281)
What is so special about the way scientists think? What are the key habits of mind that scientists practice that enable them to make discoveries? Come explore the process of science and engage in hands-on, inquiry activities that will encourage students to develop their problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity skills.

Speakers
avatar for Miles Hudson

Miles Hudson

Perimeter Institute
For several years, I’ve been helping physics teachers to make their lessons more engaging and use simple activities to get across some pretty amazing physics. We’ve swung corks around our heads to discover dark matter, and predicted new particles to ‘win’ a Nobel prize.In... Read More →
avatar for Tonia Williams

Tonia Williams

Perimeter Institute
Explore new and changing ideas about our universe alongside leading physicists. Perimeter Institute shares ideas with students, teachers, and like-minded people through programs and resources that communicate the power, joy, and mystery of science. Perimeter’s award-winning Outreach... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 126 (Lecture Room 2)

9:30am

The Stories of Science (150)
Science is full of narratives, from phlogiston the morning star or Ether, If only 17% of pupils see science as possible then maybe the stories of science need to be retold. This is a ‘hands on’ session using activities that work using the narratives of science with links to literacy, biography, drama

Speakers
HW

Hellen Ward

ITE Tutor, Canterbury Christ Church University


Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts 105

9:30am

Neuroscientists in Primary Schools (87)
The BNA is launching a new education programme aimed at encouraging scientists to engage in school outreach. In this practical workshop we will demonstrate new teaching resources and discuss how you can recruit a neuroscientist to speak in your school

Speakers
avatar for Alex Collcutt

Alex Collcutt

Education & Engagement, British Neuroscience Association
The British Neuroscience Association is the largest UK organisation representing all aspects of neuroscience. In our new education programme, we are facilitating neuroscience outreach into UK primary & secondary schools.
AC

Anne Cooke

British Neuroscience Association


Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Exhibition Marquee Seminar Room

10:00am

Special Educational Needs Surgery (476)
Drawing on over twenty years experience of teaching students with special educational needs, Rob Butler has written GCSE 1-3 and ELC resources on the Oxford University Press Kerboodle platform. Join Rob on the OUP stand in the exhibition hall and bring your SEN questions and queries for him to answer, or just drop by to talk about teaching students with special needs. There will also be the opportunity to leave questions with the OUP staff throughout the week which will be answered on the OUP blog.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Butler

Rob Butler

ASE Field Officer, ASE
I'm a Chartered Science teacher and Field Officer for the ASE. I'm the secondary lead for the Derbyshire Science Learning Partnership. I talk about professional recognition for the Science Council. I'm also an ex-special school senior leader and ex-science teacher.  I blog at ht... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press

Everything you need for Science teaching from age 11 right through to 18, with bespoke support for the IB and Cambridge curricula.


Friday January 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Exhibition Marquee

10:00am

Making STEM for Everyone: Reaching under-served audiences (307)
Three projects which use evidence- and research-based practice to engage and support three under-served audiences: children with SEN; young carers; and girls in engineering. Our outcomes offer findings and insights into engaging these audiences and meeting their needs.

Speakers
LF

Laura Fogg-Rogers

University of the West of England
DL

Dr Laura Hobbs

Lancaster University / Science from the Start / University of the West of England


Friday January 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Arts 222 (Lecture Room 6)

10:00am

Frontier Science: Interdisciplinary collaborations and clinician-scientist partnerships (424)
Speakers
avatar for Dr Melissa Grant

Dr Melissa Grant

Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences, University of Birmingham
Melissa Grant is a senior lecturer in biological sciences within the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. Uniquely situated in both the School of Dentistry and the School of Biosciences she has interdisciplinary collaborations with both scientists and clinicians... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dr Vikki Burns

Dr Vikki Burns

Reader in Science Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science Education, with a special interest in how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective, educated citizens.   She uses experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Aston Webb WG5

10:00am

CANCELLED: Evidence-based Secondary Science (122)
John Holman will now be participating in the Secondary TeachMeet on Friday at 12pm to discuss the EEF  Secondary Science Guidance Report.

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am

10:00am

STEM Diagram Research Methods for Teachers (168)
The PALAVA teacher researcher group has been looking at the role of diagrams in learning for many years. in the course of our studies we have developed existing and created some new methods. These methods will be valuable for teachers to know, so we will share them in this session together with our evaluation of their effectiveness. The session is based on practical examples that teachers can use in their classrooms, or take up when studying for higher degrees. Many examples will be taken from environmental education.

Speakers

Friday January 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Biosciences NG08

10:15am

BitRW: FSC Identikit - Responsive knowledge-driven biological identification (8)
The FSC Identikit is a way to create engaging web-based identification resources, e.g. multi-access keys to animals and plants. The software is driven ‘knowledge-bases’ created in Excel. No programming skills are required, just some familiarity with Excel and some knowledge of a group of animals or plants. Although Identikit can be used to create biological identificaiton resources for others to use, it is equally useful as a tool for individual learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Rich Burkmar

Dr Rich Burkmar

Digital Development Officer, Field Studies Council
I am an ecologist with several decades experience as a programmer and application developer in GIS and biological recording. In recent years I have managed a Local Environmental Records Centre and developed software for the National Biodiversity Network. I have a particular interest... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Come and talk to us about how we can help you deliver your Biology curriculum and support your Biology teaching. We offer discounted membership for schools, with benefits for pupils and teachers.
avatar for Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council

https://www.field-studies-council.org/about/fsc-projects/current-projects.aspx
Field Studies Council, FSC, is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment. FSC is an independent charity receiving no core revenue funding from statutory... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
BioSciences 301

10:30am

Clean & Curious - Natural Enquiry (330)
One of our greatest challenges in the school system, even with very young children, is to encourage our students' curiosity. Too often, our curriculum acts as an obstacle to developing this natural quality. Even in our science teaching, pressure to achieve particular results, to cover curriculum ground with large numbers of children, can result in reduced curiosity, increased passivity. Children can become attuned to (or disillusioned by) trying to guess what is in the teacher's head, rather than learning how to interrogate their own experience.

At Our Lady of Pity School, we use Clean questions to foster autonomous curiosity in our students. These 10, simple questions offer a pure form of enquiry, which can be handed over to the students, developing natural enquiry, and resulting in the emergence of classes as increasingly self-driven learning communities. The questions are content-free, which naturally minimise bias and enable assumption-free investigation. The use of these questions generates confidence in the students, particularly those who might otherwise doubt their own contributions. They discover the power of profound observation, deepening their exploration, as they engage in 'Clean' enquiry.

We find that Clean questions bring depth to any exploration and can be used in many different ways to deepen scientific enquiry. They generate deeper initial responses to scientific materials or phenomena; and they enable profound insight into the children's current scientific conceptual understanding. They can form powerful pre- and post- unit assessments, and form a platform for developing children's critical thinking. 

We will share with you some of the outcomes our students are generating with this approach and we will give you a real experience of the questions at work as we investigate a typical scientifc concept. You will have a tangible experience of the way these Clean questions deepen curiosity and develop natural approaches to enquiry.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Maney

Amanda Maney

Assistant to Principal, Our Lady of Pity School
I am an accredited coach and systemic modeller. I use Clean questions to develop critical thinking for individuals and groups.
avatar for Caitlin Walker

Caitlin Walker

Director, Training Attention
I support groups to develop strategies for shifting their attention away from Conflict and Contempt and #Drama. When they're in contempt, they can detect it, acknowledge it, get curious and shift themselves and others. They can move from the addictive #Drama towards action. From a... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Nuffield G13

10:30am

Preparing for First Assessment in A-level Geology (371)
Ideas and support for teachers as they prepare their first cohort of students for the reformed A level in Geology.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for OCR

OCR

Our GCSE Combined Science A (Gateway Science) qualification provides the foundation for understanding the material world. Students are introduced to various key concepts in biology, chemistry and physics, and develop their understanding of how these ideas can help describe diverse... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Muirhead 118

10:30am

Teaching Supramolecular Chemistry (276)
Supramolecular chemistry is the domain of chemistry that focuses on molecular assemblies. In this lecture we look into the importance of this domain by giving a variety of examples. We discuss what teaching supramolecular chemistry brings our students and have a closer look to some hands on activities you can do with students.

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Dirks

Susanne Dirks

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
KS

Kelly Stelwagen

Fontys University of Applied Sciences


Friday January 11, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Murray Learning Centre UG07

10:40am

Developing Assessment Themes (237)
Assessment is still a work in progress for most schools. Using whole-school assessment themes to explore children's understanding encourages teacher dialogue and is a fabulous monitoring tool for Subject Leaders.

Speakers
NB

Nicola Beverly

Primary Science Consultant, Nicola Beverley Consultancy Ltd


Friday January 11, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
Arts 127 (Lecture Room 3)

10:40am

Global Learning in Primary Science Education (13)
Informed by an Education Doctorate research study, this practical workshop shares a framework through which to support teachers and science educators in the development of a primary science curriculum fit for our global future. Activities are used to illustrate how global learning and sustainable development goals (SDGs) can provide a vehicle for purposeful science learning.

Key words: Global learning, Sustainable development goals, curriculum delivery, motivation and engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Strachan

Amy Strachan

Senior Primary Tutor, St Mary's University, Twickenham
Famous Scientists | Global Learning | Awe and wonder


Friday January 11, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
Arts G13

10:40am

Active Earth: Living fossil (57)
Join us to try a series of ‘hands-on’ activities for the upper primary curriculum exploring how organisms inherit their characteristics and become fossilised before investigating a range of landscape-forming and potentially hazardous Earth processes, flooding, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions - in a practical, interactive and enquiry-based way

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
Earth science educator
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
BioSciences N203

10:40am

Authentic Science in Action (65)
Take a tricky to teach topic and seek improved resources to increase hands on exploration and new approaches to put in context and promote science capital. JCB are consulting teachers to feedback on the prototype launch. Those teachers signing up to pilot will take the kit away free of charge to gain pupil voice and comment to the design team.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Harper

Stuart Harper

JCB Engineering Excellence, C.Eng MIMechE
ML

Melissa Loughran

St Edwards Middle School
TM

Tracy Moller

Newford Primary School


Friday January 11, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
Arts 104

10:40am

Fun, Low-cost Primary STEM Projects with Technology for Fun (67)
In this popular, inspirational workshop you will design, make and test your own fun working models which demonstrate science and DT curriculum learning objectives. Make several models and be introduced to our new support materials (STEM Challenge Cards) which explain how to conduct the activities and extract the learning objectives.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Alliston

Caroline Alliston

Technology for Fun
I am a professional engineer and award-winning STEM educator, best known for my ‘Technology for Fun’ series of project books and teacher resources. After 25 years working in industry, I decided to use my knowledge and skills to develop fun, exciting design and build projects relating... Read More →
avatar for Claire Tyler

Claire Tyler

Business Manager, TTS
Primary Science and D&T resources and Primary STEM.



Friday January 11, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
Arts 201

10:40am

Linking Science and Literacy for Improved Student Outcomes REPEATED (354)
Come explore strategies for linking science and literacy that support students’ abilities to read, write, and discuss in the context of science and inquiry-based learning using fiction and non-fiction texts. Practical, hands-on examples of how science supports literacy and literacy supports science will be used.

Speakers

Friday January 11, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)

10:40am

Developing Child-led Enquiry in Primary Science (462)
Primary science should inspire children and foster their natural curiosity. Harnessing this curiosity involves providing opportunities for children to ask questions, explore materials and the environment, observe, test things out and find answers to questions. In this session we will explore how we can encourage children to think of themselves as scientists. Help them to ask questions, wonder and discover the joy of finding out answers for themselves.

Speakers
CJ

Charlotte Jackson

Teaching and learning adviser for science, Herts for Learning


Friday January 11, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
Arts 301 (Lecture Room 8)

10:40am

Primary Science Homework: A pencil-free approach (68)
Homework is a controversial issue, not just among teachers but pupils and parents too. In this session, research into the ‘lived experience’ of setting and doing homework is explored, the distinctive nature of learning in science is discussed and the implications for engaging children in scientific learning at home are considered.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Forster

Colin Forster

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science, University of Gloucestershire
I am endlessly intrigued by questions about the purpose of this thing we call 'education'. Here are some examples of what I like to mull over: | | What's the point of teaching science in the primary school? Is it to help children remember random facts or to develop their ability... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
Arts 125 (Lecture Room 1)

10:40am

Space in the Primary Curriculum (245)
How did our planet form? Could we travel to another star? Is there life on other planets? In this interactive session, we’ll explore a wide range of free resources based on ongoing astronomy research and designed to harness your pupils’ curiosity about space and enhance their learning across the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Cook

Matt Cook

Public Engagement Officer, Science and Technology Facilities Council
OJ

Olivia Johnson

Science and Technology Facilities Council


Friday January 11, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
Arts 223 (Lecture Room 7)

11:00am

BitRW: Rethinking conservation - enhancing life for people and nature (7)
The practise of conservation often works on the premise that we must conserve all biodiversity and that it should be kept ‘pristine’. There is however, a fundamental issue with the term pristine, especially in the context of modern society, as human populations have had such a prolonged and significant impact on all ecosystems. Therefore we need to consider whether we should rethink the way in which we approach conservation, recognising the close interactions that humans have with their surroundings as part of the ecosystem, rather than something separate. In this session we will explore the ways in which humans have been part of their ecosystem through time and show how the increasing separation has led to loss for both humans and nature. We will then look at new approaches to conservation and human-society relationships and how this can benefit all life on earth.

Speakers
avatar for Lesley Batty

Lesley Batty

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, University of Birmingham
Lesley Batty is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science (teaching focussed) and brings her enthusiasm and expertise in this area to all aspects of her work. She is also Programme Lead for Environmental Sciences.She has a particular interest in the ecology of industrial pollution... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Come and talk to us about how we can help you deliver your Biology curriculum and support your Biology teaching. We offer discounted membership for schools, with benefits for pupils and teachers.


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
BioSciences 301

11:00am

Flipped Physics Teaching (195)
Flipped learning is one way that you can boost student attainment and independent study skills. In this session Lewis Matheson will share his experiences using this in the classroom, explore the range of videos on YouTube and introduce his own material that supports all GCSE and A Level students. 

Speakers
avatar for Lewis Matheson

Lewis Matheson

Director, GCSE and A Level Physics Online
l run a succeful YouTube channel with hundreds of GCSE and A Level Physics videos used by thousands of students, ideal for flipped learning and revision.


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Physics West LT (117)

11:00am

Planning a Progressive Practical Curriculum (120)

In using practical work, we are often torn between focusing on students’ mastery of conceptual ideas in the short term, and between developing (now examined) practical skills in the long term. In this session, I will help you think about your curriculum as a long game, without sacrificing the content.


Speakers
avatar for Emily Seeber

Emily Seeber

Head of Sciences, Bedales School
I am a chemistry teacher and head of sciences at Bedales School in Hampshire and I write for Tes and Education in Chemistry. Although I am interested in a wide range of areas, currently I am working on three pieces of research: ditching sets for mixed attainment grouping; the impact... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Muirhead 109

11:00am

Teaching Towards the Assessment of Science in Context (376)
A regular comment on what students found difficult in exams is that relating to contexts, students tweeting that they had not been taught about alpacas, dinosaurs, carrots or Madagascar. What observations can an Exam Board make and how might teacher's address this in their teaching to equip students to demonstrate what they know in an unfamiliar context?

Speakers
avatar for Andy Brunning

Andy Brunning

Subject Advisor , A-level, OCR

Sponsors
avatar for OCR

OCR

Our GCSE Combined Science A (Gateway Science) qualification provides the foundation for understanding the material world. Students are introduced to various key concepts in biology, chemistry and physics, and develop their understanding of how these ideas can help describe diverse... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG05
  • Host Organization OCR
  • Target Phase 11-19

11:00am

Frontier Science: Drugs and the Magnificent Seven (446)
Speakers
PM

Professor Mark Wheatley

University of Birmingham

Sponsors
avatar for Dr Vikki Burns

Dr Vikki Burns

Reader in Science Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science Education, with a special interest in how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective, educated citizens.   She uses experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Aston Webb WG12
  • Target Phase All

11:00am

Frontier Science: Geometry and mathematical physics (411)
Speakers
avatar for Professor Marta Mazzocco

Professor Marta Mazzocco

University of Birmingham
Professor Mazzocco is a specialist in the area of integrable systems, namely mathematical problems often motivated by Mathematical Physics that present unexpected beauty - a serendipity of geometric/algebraic/analytical structures that make a very complicated problem solvable in some... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dr Vikki Burns

Dr Vikki Burns

Reader in Science Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science Education, with a special interest in how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective, educated citizens.   She uses experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Aston Webb WG5

11:00am

Black Holes (280)
Come join us in this workshop and explore the basic physics behind Black Holes, the latest observational evidence for them, some of their more exotic features. We will introduce some classroom resources that you can take back with you to bring this awesome topic into your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Miles Hudson

Miles Hudson

Perimeter Institute
For several years, I’ve been helping physics teachers to make their lessons more engaging and use simple activities to get across some pretty amazing physics. We’ve swung corks around our heads to discover dark matter, and predicted new particles to ‘win’ a Nobel prize.In... Read More →
avatar for Tonia Williams

Tonia Williams

Perimeter Institute
Explore new and changing ideas about our universe alongside leading physicists. Perimeter Institute shares ideas with students, teachers, and like-minded people through programs and resources that communicate the power, joy, and mystery of science. Perimeter’s award-winning Outreach... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Physics West SR1 (103)

11:00am

CANCELLED: Key Moments in History: A fossil hunter's story (214)
The details of this project being developed for this session will be published by ASE after the Annual Conference.

Speakers
avatar for Marianne Cutler

Marianne Cutler

Director Curriculum Innovation, Association for Science Education

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Nuffield G17

11:00am

CLEAPSS Hands-on Workshop REPEATED (315)
Come and gets hands on trying lots of practical Science activities in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as makign your own equipment to take away.

Speakers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Poynting Physics Lab R2

11:00am

Effective Science Leadership in Secondary Education (364)
Hear from  an experienced Head of Science about how to lead your science team effectively using Science Learning Partnership support.  The session will include leadership training on leadership styles and team working.

Speakers
CC

Chris Catto

Bishop Challoner Catholic College

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning’s vision is to achieve a world-leading education for all young people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We support science teachers with high-impact face-to-face and online continued professional development (CPD) and free on-line subject specific... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibition Marquee Seminar Room

11:00am

AO2: They know it but can they apply it? (295)
Need help getting students to apply what they know to unfamiliar and unusual contexts? Do students struggle to spot the big ideas? This hands-on exploration will offer a range of ideas and approaches across all three sciences. Switch on your learners, boost grades and have more fun!

Speakers
avatar for Ant Snowden

Ant Snowden

Telford & Wrekin, School Performance & Development


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Muirhead 113

11:00am

Best Evidence Science Teaching REPEATED (427)
The best teaching draws on the best evidence. Yet despite increasing calls for evidence-based practice in classrooms, science teachers’ lives are so busy it is hard for them to access and effectively implement the best principles emerging from education research. 

This session introduces a new collection of free, research evidence-informed resources for effective teaching of difficult ideas, embedded formative assessment and adaptive lesson planning in 11-14 (KS3) science. 

Attendees will be able to explore and interact with our online materials for use in their own classrooms, including subject maps and progression toolkits containing banks of diagnostic questions that reveal misunderstandings and response activities that help build scientific understanding. The resources are developed by the University of York Science Education Group and the Salters' Institute, and are freely available on the STEM Learning website.

www.BestEvidenceScienceTeaching.org
@BestEvSciTeach

Speakers
avatar for Peter Fairhurst

Peter Fairhurst

Curriculum Specialist in Science Education, University of York Science Education Group
I joined the University of York Science Education Group in January 2018 as the lead physicist for a large, research informed curriculum development project called Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST). | Previously, I taught Science and Physics in England and also in South America... Read More →
avatar for Helen Harden

Helen Harden

Freelance curriculum specialist, Chair 11-19 Committee
Science curriculum design and innovation | Resources development (9-11, 11-16 and post-16 chemistry) | Chair ASE 11-19 Committee, and Member of RSC Currciulum and Assessment Working Group | Primary school governor
avatar for Alistair Moore

Alistair Moore

Research Fellow, Curriculum Developer, University of York
My research interests include school science curriculum development, effective formative and summative assessment, scientific literacy, student engagement with science, and teaching of difficult ideas in biology. I have extensive experience in the development of school science curricula... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)

Sponsors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTL A e-lab

11:00am

Bridging the Skills Gap from GCSE to A-level (261)
We will discuss the question  "With the advent of the new UK science qualifications has the gap narrowed between the two phases?"

Many of the foundations for student success at A level could be strengthened by an understanding of the key challenges of this phase, with a focus on building student skills in key areas
 This workshop will
  • Look at key differences between the two phases at subject level as well as common themes 
  • Explore key strands of progression
  • Consider teaching and learning strategies that secure a better transition to A level Sciences.  
This session will cover best practice in teaching and assessing, internal and external, for the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Applied Science, including an update on new qualifications available this year: Applied Human Biology, Applied Psychology, and Forensic and Criminal Investigation. This session will be suitable for those teaching BTEC 

Speakers
avatar for Stella Paes

Stella Paes

Freelance consultant, StellaPaesLtd
I offer a deep and broad experience of the three elements that I think influence and shape UK science education; | Teaching and learning | Assessment design and delivery | Curriculum design | The interplay of these three reflects the challenge for all stakeholders including government... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG09

11:00am

No More Coasting: Strategies and tools to help every student make progress REPEATED (391)
Pinch Points are difficult but important curriculum concepts. Diagnostic pinch point tasks can be used to diagnose common issues and misconceptions for students working at different levels, and move them forward. This workshop looks at tasks, strategies, and the research and evidence behind them, to help you maximise progress for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Teaching Fellow/ Assessment Editor, University of Sussex / OUP
Science Education, Formative Assessment, Pinch Points, Training the next generation of teachers, teacher retention, Science Teacher SOS. | | ASE Regional Chair (Surrey & Sussex) | ASE Committee member 11-19 | | Hobbies: wildlife, walks, movies, reading, drawing and painting.

Sponsors
avatar for Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press

Everything you need for Science teaching from age 11 right through to 18, with bespoke support for the IB and Cambridge curricula.


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Poynting Physics Small LT (S06)
  • Host Organization OUP
  • Target Phase 11-19

11:00am