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.
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.