ASE conference: join us in January

Join Wellcome's Education and Learning team at the Association for Science Education (ASE) conference in Reading in January.

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The conference is a great opportunity for teachers of science to discover resources, enhance subject knowledge and share approaches to teaching.

Wellcome teachers lunch

We are hosting a free lunch for practising teachers, teacher trainers and technicians where you can find out how we support science teaching across the UK.

Pick up resources, hear about current research we've funded and how we support continuing professional development via the National STEM Learning Centre and Project ENTHUSE. 

Register to attend. You'll be in with a chance of winning £100 of science or education books of your choice.

  • Date: Friday 6 January 2017
  • Time: 12:00–13:00 or 13:00–14:00 (two time slots)
  • Location: Meadow Suite, Park House (S12)

Sessions on Friday 6 January

Spaced learning research project | T56 09:30–10:30
Alastair Gittner, Stocksbridge High School

Find out about an EEF / Wellcome research project looking into the application of neuroscience into education (run by Stocksbridge High School and the Hallam Teaching School). This talk offers an overview of the highs and lows – from applying for grants to working with academic researchers.

BATW: Food Security | T72 10:15–11:00
Professor Peter Gregory, University of Reading

The future of food is one of the biggest challenges on our plate. Professor Gregory will talk about current research and give an overview of food security. He will also talk about The Crunch free kits and resources, and how these can help teachers and students explore the future of food.

Learning counter-intuitive concepts | T109 15:00–16:00
Professor Andy Tolmie, UCL Institute of Education

Understanding new concepts is often limited by the ability to inhibit pre-existing ideas. Explore why this is so and how it might be addressed. 

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Using The Crunch kit for assessment | W113 16:30–17:30
Louise Stubberfield, Wellcome

This workshop will enable primary teachers to use the activities and resources in The Crunch kit to assess pupils' learning, especially in working scientifically.  

Talking science debate | S17 16:00–18:00
Education Policy Alliance

Professor David Read, University of Southampton, chairs a debate on 'Benefits of and barriers to incorporating independent research projects into the curriculum'. Join hosts the Institute of Physics, Royal Society, Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry and Wellcome, for a debate and wine.

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