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Thursday, January 10


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.

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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
  • Target Phase All


Engaging Reluctant Learners Through Real-life Problems REPEATED (406)
The agri-food industry is worth around £108 billion of GVA to our economy and provides over 3.7 million jobs. Where does STEM fit in? In an exciting practical session, we’ll be sticking elements of Ready Steady Cook, The Apprentice and Countryfile in a blender and producing some brilliant learning outcomes.
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.

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Jennie Devine

National Farmers' Union (NFU)
Until August 2018, I was an upper key stage 2 teacher and Maths leader at a large primary school. I have now joined the NFU Education team and I am very excited to be launching our new range of project-based schemes of STEM teaching: Farming STEMterprise.BENEFITS OF FARMING STEMTERPRISE:• High... Read More →
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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 →

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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 - our STEM... Read More →

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


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.

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Prof Minoru Itoh

Dean of Graduate School of Science Education, Tokyo University of Science
I will try to introduce current Japanese mathematics and science education for enhancing children motivation to concern about the nature of phenomena around us, for example, the size of the Universe. How teachers can apply mathematics to science using materials which I developed digital... Read More →

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


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.

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Marianne Cutler

Director Curriculum Innovation, Association for Science Education
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Antti Laherto

University lecturer, University of Helsinki
I work as university lecturer in Physics Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland, teaching pre-service science teachers and primary school teachers. In my research I am interested in aspects of future in science and technology education. See full description of my research... Read More →
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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 →
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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)