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Thursday, July 4
 

10:00am BST

Welcome and Introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Mary Whitehouse

Mary Whitehouse

Chair, ASE
Mary Whitehouse is Immediate Past Chair of the ASE and a physics educator with experience in school, in university, and in international contexts. She is an honorary fellow in the University of York Science Education Group which has an international reputation for its research and... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am BST
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  Keynote

10:15am BST

Presidential Keynote - A professional challenge for science educators
Limited Capacity seats available

The Wellcome Trust is campaigning for every teacher to have a set amount of high-quality, mainly subject-specific professional development each year. In this talk we will describe the research behind this challenge, which includes a pilot in 40 Sheffield and Rotherham schools, and we will talk about the aspiration to help science educators in the UK become world-class professionals.

Speakers
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Professor Sir John Holman

President, The Association for Science Education
avatar for Nan Davies

Nan Davies

Education and Learning Lead, Wellcome Trust
I lead the Education and Learning team at Wellcome. For the last 30 years Wellcome has been committed to ensuring that high-quality science education is available to all young people and has supported and worked within the formal and informal science education sectors. My specific... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am BST
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  Keynote

11:40am BST

Becoming a Science Teacher
Limited Capacity seats available

This session would potentially be of interest to tutors of science education in HEIs, or those working as mentors and tutors for science student teachers in schools. I am currently completing my doctorate in education (EdD). I carried out an intervention with secondary science student teachers to try to support their development. This process involved analysis of critical incidents and the diagnostic teaching cycle, as well as action learning. Some of the ideas that may be explored are: Are student science teachers held back by not being very reflective? What were the main teaching issues that science student teachers raised? Implications for practice: Should everyone adopt the teaching intervention I used? How else might we better support student science teachers to ensure their success?

Speakers
avatar for Helen Gourlay

Helen Gourlay

Postgraduate Research Student, University of East Anglia
I am currently completing an EdD part-time at the University of East Anglia while working full-time as a Participant Development Lead for Teach First in the East of England. Previously, I was a science teacher for 17 years in Hertfordshire and London, and was a head of science in... Read More →



Thursday July 4, 2019 11:40am - 12:55pm BST
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  Workshop

11:40am BST

Case Studies of professional development from schools and school groups
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation of Case Studies from approximately 5 different schools and their 2 or 3 of their staff

Speakers
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David M Jones

Sheffield Hallam University


Thursday July 4, 2019 11:40am - 12:55pm BST
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  Workshop

11:40am BST

Coaching for Physics Development
Limited Capacity seats available

The IOP's education projects have all been based around coaching individual teachers within departments. This has followed a model of instructional coaching that focuses on pedagogical curriculum knowledge of science teachers, alongside building their confidence in the physics classroom. For recent physics graduates, this often means building a bridge between their academic knowledge and the starting points of their students. It can be easy for them to underestimate the perceived gap between everyday experience and the seemingly abstract scientific curriculum. We will share our experiences and suggest approaches which can provide a platform for individual departments. As well as highlighting physics pedagogy resources, participants will apply these to running CPD sessions at a school or local level. Activities will include introductions of some popular coaching models that support colleagues as reflective practitioners, examining the benefits for teachers at all stages of their careers.

Speakers
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Ian Horsewell

Professional Community and Retention Strategic Lead, Institute of Physics
RH

Rachel Hartley

Strategic Lead for Pedagogy and Professional Practice, Institute of Physics


Thursday July 4, 2019 11:40am - 12:55pm BST
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  Workshop

11:40am BST

Sustained Improvement in Primary Science: what the research says
Limited Capacity seats available

The rationale for this workshop is to increase awareness of the sometimes contradictory academic literature about effective primary science education. Some of the strategies will be exemplified with practical activities. The session will focus on both pedagogy and curriculum, including the use of models and representations, talk for learning, misconceptions and conceptual change, and cross-curricular science. In line with best practice in CPD, theory will be linked to practice, and participants will be expected to be both hands-on and minds-on. They will be encouraged to reflect on the strategies they currently use or promote and consider which other strategies they might adopt.

Speakers
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Clare Warren

Senior Regional Hub Leader, PSQM
avatar for Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Outgoing Chair of ASE, Primary Science Quality Mark, University of Hertfordshire
Jane Turner taught in primary schools in Hertfordshire and London. She co-instigated and is the director of the Primary Science Quality Mark, based at the University of Hertfordshire where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Jane is an Honorary Member of the... Read More →



Thursday July 4, 2019 11:40am - 12:55pm BST
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  Workshop

11:40am BST

The Real Value of Practical Science
Limited Capacity seats available

AQA have been analysing how the questions on our A-level science examination papers have performed since reform, with particular focus on questions that have been designed to assess practical work indirectly. Essentially we have been able to look at performance of individual students or whole cohorts of students across a wide range of schools and colleges that make entries with us. As an awarding body holding a majority market share, we have also worked face to face with teachers from almost 2000 schools and colleges since monitoring visits started in January 2016 and some interesting trends are emerging. This workshop will aim to share our methodology behind this current and on-going research, with particular reference to what we are actively doing to support teachers as they deliver practical science in the laboratory. Common barriers such as a lack of teaching resources (including technician provision) can make practical science tempting to superficially deliver or at worst completely ignore, especially if compounded by the skills gap that has unfortunately developed as a by-produce of the controlled assessments in the legacy specifications. Coming to this session will stress how important practical science is to students today.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Witter

Catherine Witter

Science Curriculum Lead / Senior Practical Advisor, 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 →



Thursday July 4, 2019 11:40am - 12:55pm BST
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  Workshop

1:55pm BST

Keynote: Teacher Professional Learning - Taking Context Seriously
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Julie Jordan

Principal Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University


Thursday July 4, 2019 1:55pm - 2:55pm BST
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  Keynote

3:10pm BST

A Toolkit for Engineering in the Primary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Interest in and attitudes towards STEM subjects decline between ages 10-14 (Archer et al., 2010). However, positive STEM experiences can bring about radical changes in interest in STEM subjects and future career aspirations (Wilkinson & Sardo, 2013). It is therefore essential to expose children to positive STEM experiences at the late primary age. This is vital if we are to try to fill the 830,000 new STEM roles that are needed (Royal Academy of Engineering, 2012). The team at UWE have developed a dual focussed toolkit which aims to bring engineering into the primary classroom to deliver science in a problem solving contextualised format. It is proposed that the toolkit and materials contained within this would be presented to the conference. The first element of this toolkit focusses on materials and training for primary school teachers. This involves CPD materials with a focus on the engineering design process and how science teaching and learning can be aligned with this, as well as ideas aiming to address parental involvement. Curriculum development and Science Capital are a continuing theme throughout this element of the toolkit. The second element focusses on materials aimed at the HE sector. This element contains training materials for pre-service primary school teachers (focussing on the science through engineering approach) and undergraduate engineering students (focussing on teaching and learning in the primary classroom). The toolkit then develops this further by laying out how these two sets of students can be paired-up within a knowledge exchange format to deliver engineering challenges into primary classrooms. A model of how the work can be embedded into UG provision within education and engineering degrees will also be presented. The materials contained in this toolkit build on previously successful research which has indicated that involvement in a science through engineering model has benefits for all participants. An increase in the public engagement skills of the engineers was observed (Fogg-Rogers et al, 2016) and the children reported an increased interest in science and engineering and career aspirations relating to these subjects. The pre-service teachers demonstrated significant gains in their STEM subject knowledge confidence and confidence in their ability to teach these subjects (Lewis et al. 2015) (a key factor in ensuring positive outcomes for children (Ofsted, 2011, Singh & Stoloff, 2008). For fully qualified teachers participation in engineering professional development workshops, can change the way they teach science and other subjects (Macalalag and Tirthali, 2010).

Speakers
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Fay Lewis

Senior Lecturer, University of The West of England
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Juliet Edmonds

Senior Lecturer, University of The West of England


Thursday July 4, 2019 3:10pm - 4:25pm BST
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3:10pm BST

Developing Novel Approaches to Support Science Teacher Well-being
Limited Capacity seats available

A recent NFER report (Worth, Lynch, Rennie, and Andrade, 2018) has highlighted the acute teacher recruitment and retention crisis and emphasised that the challenges are particularly severe for science teachers. The report argues that, because teachers report threats to their well-being as a significant factor in deciding to leave the profession, proposed solutions such as increasing salaries and benefits will not remedy the crisis. In response to this crisis of teacher well-being, well-intentioned schools have adopted a well-being agenda which seeks to support teachers by providing a range of interventions, such as yoga and Pilates classes (Stanley, 2019). We argue that such support can be problematic because it places the responsibility of fostering well-being on the individual when teachers’ well-being is often threatened by structural causes beyond teachers' control. This year, we have introduced sessions to support the well-being of trainee teachers on an initial science teacher education course. To develop these sessions, and to develop approaches to supporting teacher well-being more widely that acknowledge the structural causes of stress, we have received funding to carry out research exploring teacher well-being. The study involves interviewing 18 teachers in primary and secondary schools to understand the well-being support being offered to them and to examine teachers’ views on the appropriateness of the support. The teachers were selected using a purposeful sampling strategy to maximise variation in the role, type of school and years of experience. The semi-structured interviews ask teachers to describe the well-being support they currently receive and how effective they feel it is in supporting their well-being. We intend to present data from the initial stages of data collection and report how practitioners’ views can be used to develop new approaches to support teacher well-being.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Brock

Richard Brock

Lecturer in Science Education, Kings College London
After teaching in Japan and working in a special school, I taught secondary science in Essex for eight years. I currently teach on the PGCE, and MA programmes and supervise doctoral students at King's College London. I am deputy director of the MA in STEM education. My  research... Read More →
AM

Alex Manning

Lecturer in Science Education, Kings College London
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Emma Towers

Teaching Fellow in Education Policy, Kings College London



Thursday July 4, 2019 3:10pm - 4:25pm BST
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  Part-Session Workshop

3:10pm BST

Good Practical Science: Developing policy and practice
Limited Capacity seats available

The role of practical work in 11-16 science has been changed by the introduction of required practical activities at GCSE and in the assessment of Working Scientifically, entirely through terminal examinations. An increasing number of schools are realising that the route to better outcomes lies through not only focusing on running required practicals effectively but also in developing policy and practice throughout key stages 3 and 4. The Gatsby Charitable Foundation commissioned the ASE to develop materials to support schools to develop effective policies for practical science. These were developed from a variety of sources, including the "Getting Practical: Improving Practical Work in Science" project from  2009.  The Focus was on Benchmark 1 from the Gatsby "Good Practical Science" report from 2017 and echoes the importance of having an effective policy that frames and focuses practice. The project elicited expressions of interest from over 100 schools: 12 were selected to pilot the materials and all reported significant impact. The full set of materials including case studies from several of the schools is now available on the ASE website and free to download and use. The session will include an exploration of the materials that can be used with schools, consideration of the impact achieved and discussion of ways in which further progress towards effective practice in practical work can be made.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Science Education Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting



Thursday July 4, 2019 3:10pm - 4:25pm BST
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  Part-Session Workshop

3:10pm BST

Science Capital in Primary/EY PGCE Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Dave Jones at the University of East Anglia and Sally Spicer at the University of Warwick are undertaking collaborative research on factors influencing the development of Science Capital in primary and early years PGCE trainees and its impact on science teaching. We have recruited trainees from the 2018 /19 cohorts to participate in the research. The methodology uses 3 questionnaires over the course of the PGCE year, completed anonymously. Questionnaire 1 captures a baseline of Science Capital at the start of the course. We contacted Louise Archer and Jennifer De Witt and loosely based the questions around ones they used for their research audience of children and young people. We have approximately 90 respondents. The 2 further questionnaires will be made available for completion following trainee's completing block placements in schools and towards the end of the PGCE course. We aim to identify factors on the courses that have an impact on trainees' Science Capital and their confidence to teach the subject. Findings will potentially influence future aspects of our courses.

Speakers
avatar for David Jones

David Jones

Lecturer in Primary Education, University of East Anglia
avatar for Sally Spicer

Sally Spicer

Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick (Centre for Teacher Education)
Sally is the science module lead for all primary and early years PGCE trainees across the various ITE pathways at Warwick CTE.



Thursday July 4, 2019 3:10pm - 4:25pm BST
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3:10pm BST

Artificial Intelligence Education
Limited Capacity seats available

How should educators respond to the way the world is changing as a result of developments in artificial intelligence? We want to create a discursive space for educators 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 within Science, STEM and other subjects and disciplines? 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. AI is already integrated into many aspects of science, technology and society in ways that are often not appreciated by teachers, students and the general public. Thus good AI education also has the potential to impact on Science Capital related dimensions such as students’ technological literacy and on their science related attitudes and dispositions.

Speakers
avatar for David Swinscoe

David Swinscoe

Education Consultant, Ajabra Limited
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 →
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Roni Malek

STEM Programme Manager, IoE UCL



Thursday July 4, 2019 3:10pm - 4:25pm BST
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3:10pm BST

Permission to Dabble! Teacher CPD
Limited Capacity seats available

Permission to dabble! Facilitating teacher CPD in a community of practice. The session will be based on our experiences of leading the Primary Science for All project. It will explore how teachers can be supported in developing their own lines of enquiry through close to practice research and as members of a community of practice. Key to the community activity was engagement in a range of approaches to support reflective practice. We will consider whether and how these approaches supported reflective practice and the impact they had on the final outcomes of the project. The session will include a contribution from at least one of the teachers on their impressions of being involved in the project. It will be referenced to The Standard for teachers’ professional development.

Speakers
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Andy Bullough

Sheffield Hallam University


Thursday July 4, 2019 3:10pm - 4:25pm BST
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  Workshop

3:10pm BST

Student and Probationer Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

The Scottish Schools Education Research Centre, in partnership with the Scottish Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs), has for many years delivered a residential professional development event - The Scottish Universities Science School (SUSS) for secondary science PGCE students and graduating science/education students across Scotland. We hope that SUSS is the start of a career long association with newly qualified teachers. During the probationer year which follows, we offer additional opportunities to further consolidate subject knowledge and pedagogical skills. In this session we will share the aims and structure of SUSS and reflect on feedback from participants and TEI tutors. Our evidence suggests that SUSS improves student teacher subject knowledge, confidence and motivation. We will also explore the potential for roll-out of the SUSS model to other subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Beaumont

Paul Beaumont

Director of 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 →
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Kate Andrews

Education Support Officer, Biology, SSERC



Thursday July 4, 2019 3:10pm - 4:25pm BST
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  Workshop

4:30pm BST

Futures Committee AGM
Futures AGM 4th July 2019
1. Apologies
2. Minutes of the previous meeting (05/07/19)
3. Matters Arising
4. Chair's Report
5. ASE Education Group Reports
6. Membership numbers reviewed
7. Report from group activities
8. Agree date of next AGM: Futures Conference 2020 
9. Thanks to ASE staff supporting conference, committee members, editor of STE


Speakers
avatar for Pete Robinson

Pete Robinson

Science Consultant, Pete Robinson Consultancy Ltd
Pete is currently the ASE Futures Committee secretary and former Chair of the ASE (2013-14). He is an independent consultant currently working as a SCITT science tutor and supporting schools in the North West of England.Pete has been around in science education since 1983 as a teacher... Read More →
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Liz Lawrence

Primary Science Consultant
Liz Lawrence is a PSQM Senior Regional Hub Leader, Chartered Science Teacher, member of ASE Futures Committee, writer and resource developer (including It’s not fair - or is it? and PLAN resources). She has been a science subject leader, school senior leader and advisory teacher... Read More →



Thursday July 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm BST
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Friday, July 5
 

9:15am BST

ASE Update
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Reason

Shaun Reason

Chief Executive, The 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 →



Friday July 5, 2019 9:15am - 9:35am BST
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  Keynote

9:35am BST

Ofsted Update
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Newberry HMI

Matthew Newberry HMI

Her Majesty's Inspector, Ofsted
Matthew Newberry joined Ofsted in April 2015, is based in the SE region and is National Lead for Science. He leads inspections in primary and secondary schools and also inspects ITE providers. Previously he has worked in senior leadership in a secondary school and as a science consultant... Read More →



Friday July 5, 2019 9:35am - 10:35am BST
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  Keynote

10:55am BST

Curriculum Design - Primary
Limited Capacity seats available

Framing a curriculum for primary science by the Primary Curriculum Advisory Group - the RSC, the RSB, the IOP and ASE.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Outgoing Chair of ASE, Primary Science Quality Mark, University of Hertfordshire
Jane Turner taught in primary schools in Hertfordshire and London. She co-instigated and is the director of the Primary Science Quality Mark, based at the University of Hertfordshire where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Jane is an Honorary Member of the... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday July 5, 2019 10:55am - 12:10pm BST
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10:55am BST

Curriculum Design - Secondary: Teaching Scientific Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

The Secondary Curriculum Design session will cover Teaching Scientific Practices – The science learned societies are developing visions for curriculum in their respective disciplines. Join us to discuss the implications of this work for teachers’ professional development needs.

Speakers
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Izzi Monk

Programme Manager - Education Policy, Royal Society of Chemistry

Sponsors

Friday July 5, 2019 10:55am - 12:10pm BST
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1:10pm BST

Large Primary Workshop - What should I say and do about safety?
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered what responsibilities yo have when advising on practical work? Ever been asked to comment on safety and felt uncomfortable? Have you ever been concerned by practices you've seen, but were unsure about what to say? During this session we'll consider why the changing landscape of education is increasingly exposing advisors and lecturers to these scenarios. Jason will explain the legal duties that lecturers and advisors need to consider and how to fulfil them.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Harding

Jason Harding

Section Leader Biology & Primary, 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.


Friday July 5, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm BST
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  Large Workshop

1:10pm BST

Large Secondary Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

What do I say about safety? Or; How I learned to stop worrying and love risk assessment.
 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Director, CLEAPSS
Steve taught science in secondary schools for 28 years before moving into advisory work, initially for Hertfordshire and then as a regional adviser for the Secondary National Strategy - Always passionate about practical work Steve believes that hands-on activities are quite simply... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm BST
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  Large Workshop

2:15pm BST

Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST)
Limited Capacity seats available

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. The proposed 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. The materials are organised in line with the 'Big ideas in science education' approach and can be used with any published scheme. Attendees will be able to explore and interact with our online classroom resources, including subject maps and progression tool-kits containing learning progressions, banks of diagnostic questions that reveal misunderstandings and response activities that help build scientific understanding. The resources are being developed by the University of York Science Education Group and the Salters' Institute, and are freely available on the National STEM Learning website.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Fairhurst

Peter Fairhurst

Curriculum Specialist in Science Education, University of York
I am the lead physicist for a large, research-informed curriculum development project called Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST); and for the Practical Assessment of Science Skills (PASS) project.Previously, I taught Science and Physics for 28 years in a wide variety of secondary... Read More →



Friday July 5, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Owen 942 https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Sheffield+Hallam+University/@53.378081,-1.4708524,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487982831b2243e9:0x37add1086f57be4f!8m2!3d53.3780778!4d-1.466475
  Workshop

2:15pm BST

Climate Across the Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

TROP ICSU is a global project funded by the International Science Council, led by the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) and co-led by the International Union of Quaternary Research (INQUA). The project partners include other international unions, national academies of various countries, national research centers, and United Nations agencies. We collate and curate digital/ICT-based teaching resources that integrate climate studies with curriculum in various disciplines, including Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Humanities. These teaching resources are globally relevant for their science, but locally rooted in their context. Such an integrated approach will introduce examples and case studies from climate science and climate change while enhancing the conceptual understanding of topics in Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and other disciplines, iImpart interdisciplinary training that is essential for research and action on climate change adaptation and mitigation. Teaching Tools: Each teaching tool is typically a computer-based tool such as an interactive visualization, a simulator/model, a video micro-lecture, or a classroom/laboratory activity that can be used to teach a topic in the curriculum of a particular discipline with the help of a climate-related example, case study, or activity. Lesson Plans: Each lesson plan consists of a set of teaching tools and a detailed write-up with step-by-step instructions for using these tools to teach a topic in a particular discipline by using climate-related examples, case studies, or activities. In this hands-on interactive workshop, participants will first be introduced to the TROP ICSU project and its teaching resources. Then, the facilitator will guide them through a complete Lesson Plan in a specific discipline (Earth Sciences). They will be introduced to each component of a Lesson Plan and will be guided (in a hands-on session with access to computers/laptops) through the use of the computer-based tools in the chosen lesson plan. The participants will then be invited to provide their feedback on the teaching resources in that Lesson Plan and to provide suggestions on how these could be customized for usage in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Geoscience teacher trainer, ESTA
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 July 5, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Owen 1026 https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Sheffield+Hallam+University/@53.378081,-1.4708524,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487982831b2243e9:0x37add1086f57be4f!8m2!3d53.3780778!4d-1.466475

2:15pm BST

Cross-Curricular Science
Limited Capacity seats available

We will report a study of teachers' curriculum making in one multi-academy trust in Doncaster that aims to integrate the whole of the 11-16 science curriculum into a form of problem-based learning expeditions. This approach aims to combine pupils' engagement with a knowledge-led curriculum (Pountney and Said, 2018) by integrating STEM subjects in a principled way (Pountney and McPhail, 2017). We illustrate the curriculum design process and how science curriculum has been integrated with other curriculum subjects, giving practical examples from expeditions and difficulties that teachers face in this enterprise and how they are being overcome.

Martin Said's presentation  link is below
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nqITyHyUMUuKJW8rapn81w3AV0tQ24mLdmKCUFuqzPM



Speakers
avatar for Emily Perry

Emily Perry

Head of Sheffield Institute of Education Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre, Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University
RP

Richard Pountney

Principal Lecturer, Sheffield Institute of Education


Friday July 5, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Owen 920 https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Sheffield+Hallam+University/@53.378081,-1.4708524,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487982831b2243e9:0x37add1086f57be4f!8m2!3d53.3780778!4d-1.466475
  Workshop

2:15pm BST

Educating the 21st Century Primary Science Teacher
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees of this session will reflect on how they might develop their training objectives for trainees and practicing teachers in primary schools, in the light of current research around careers and science capital carried out by the NUSTEM research and outreach group at Northumbria University in a range of schools in the NE of England. Can our research findings lead to improved practice in teacher training and can we even agree on what best practice is? Based upon experience and research with teachers in our partner schools, NUSTEM have developed best practice guidance in primary science education. The guidance is made up of a number of small, subtle shifts in teaching approach that we believe will benefit all pupils learning science. The guidance includes the following approaches: • Curriculum informed, careers inspired. • Real-world, relevant contextual teaching. • Unconscious Bias and stereotype awareness • Supporting the key influencers of children • Whole school focus • Active teaching approaches using enquiry-based learning • Development of STEM attributes. Our session will provide attendees to the opportunity to take part in in depth discussion about our guidance and to explore how this relates to current practice in teacher training. We’ll share the best practice guidance and give practical support to help participants integrate this approach into any training they deliver. We’ll also discuss what impacts these changes in primary teaching may have on science education at secondary school level.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Shimwell

Joe Shimwell

NUSTEM Primary Outreach Specialist, NUSTEM, Northumbria University
avatar for Carol Davenport

Carol Davenport

NUSTEM Director, NUSTEM, Northumbria University
Carol runs an outreach and research group at Northumbria University called NUSTEM. NUSTEM works with around 50 schools in the North East of England to broaden career aspirations and support children and young people to choose a STEM career. They also include families and teachers... Read More →



Friday July 5, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Owen 922 https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Sheffield+Hallam+University/@53.378081,-1.4708524,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487982831b2243e9:0x37add1086f57be4f!8m2!3d53.3780778!4d-1.466475
  Workshop

2:15pm BST

Thinking, Doing, Talking Science: Large scale trial results and lessons for CPD
Limited Capacity seats available

Thinking, Doing, Talking Science (TDTS) aims to make science lessons in primary schools more practical, creative and challenging through strategies that encourage pupils to use higher order thinking skills. Teachers enable their pupils to think and talk about scientific concepts through dedicated discussion times. They provide pupils with a wide range of opportunities for creative investigations and problem solving and they focus the pupils' recording so that is there is always time for practical science. Over the past five years, this CPD programme, developed by Bridget Holligan (Science Oxford) and Helen Wilson (Oxford Brookes University), has been researched through two randomised controlled trials funded by the Education Endowment Fund (EEF). The results of the small scale efficacy trial (41 schools) published in 2015 showed a positive impact on pupil attainment and attitude to science. Between 2016 and 2018, TDTS delivery was scaled up in an efficiency trial involving 200 schools and ca. 9000 pupils. The results will be published in December, along with several other large scale EEF trials. This session will share the trial results and explore what they tell us about models for effective CPD in schools at a large scale.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Holligan

Bridget Holligan

Director of Education and Engagement, Science Oxford
I am the founder, with Helen Wilson from Oxford Brookes University, of the Thinking, Doing, Talking Science (TDTS) CPD programme for primary teachers. TDTS has been shown, via independent evaluation funded by the Education Endowment Foundation, to have a positive impact on pupils... Read More →
avatar for Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson

Affiliate Lecturer Science Education, Oxford Brookes University
I am one of the developers of the Thinking, Doing, Talking Science project. My research is focused on the links between the encouragement of pupils' higher order thinking in science lessons and their engagement and attainment.



Friday July 5, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Owen 943 https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Sheffield+Hallam+University/@53.378081,-1.4708524,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487982831b2243e9:0x37add1086f57be4f!8m2!3d53.3780778!4d-1.466475
 
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