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Wednesday, January 9


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.


Oksana Afitska

Lancaster University

Wednesday January 9, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Arts 101 (Lecture Room 4)
Thursday, January 10


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.

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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
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Friday, January 11


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.

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Andy Bullough

Senior Research Fellow, CDARE
I am the Curriculum Development lead for Primary Science For All and currently I am interested in SEN and in particular into how aspects of psychology relate to good teaching and learning and consequently professional practice. Enjoy working with people and also like developing contextualised... Read More →
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Joelle Halliday

Senior Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University
Hello!. I lead Primary Science for All. I have a background in primary teaching and leadership. I am particularly interested in teacher professional development, curriculum design and primary science. Projects I am working on include the Wellcome CPD Challenge, the Rotherham School... Read More →

Gregory Mace

Science Leader, Athelney Primary School
Chn with a diagnosis of Autism who integrate into mainstream class'.

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


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.


Laura Fogg-Rogers

University of the West of England

Dr Laura Hobbs

Lancaster University

Friday January 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Arts 222 (Lecture Room 6)


Improving Progress and Closing the Gaps: Pupil premium students (367)
Effective strategies to improve the progress of pupil premium students


Natalie Hewitt

Greater Manchester SLP

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STEM Learning
A world-leading STEM education for all young people across the UK

Friday January 11, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Murray Learning Centre UG10


Representing Everyone in Science: Using STEM subjects to communicate diversity (62)
A student is more likely to engage with a topic if they can see someone like them undertaking the activity. This session uses a number of case studies to help teachers present the curriculum in a way that allows everyone to be represented in a science class.

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Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers’ Association (ESTA)
The Earth Science Teachers' Association aims to advance education by encouraging and supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels. Have you joined?@ESTA_UK 
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Chris King

Professor, Member
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 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Biosciences N201
Saturday, January 12


Teaching Science to EFL Students (241)
Having taught science to international students in a range of contexts over the last ten years, I would like to share some of my insights. Topics for discussion will include IELTs, mathematics, adult learners, role models, learning styles and plagiarism. I intend to discuss real life case studies whenever possible. 

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Niki Bell

INTO Manchester

Saturday January 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Muirhead 122