Join us at the Association for Science Education (ASE) conference 2016

The Education and Learning team will be at the ASE conference in Birmingham discussing everything from practical science to how we can raise the professional status of teachers.

Please join us for the FREE Teachers’ Reception on Friday 8th January 5pm, for drinks, nibbles and lots of free teaching resources…

Wednesday 6 January

13:45 – 14:30 Keynote: Practical work in science. Why we do it, and what it looks like when it works well
As the keynote for International Day, John Holman will describe some of the findings from an international comparative study carried out for the Gatsby Foundation to find out more about how successful countries approach the practical, hands-on element of science education.
Sir John Holman. Session supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

Thursday 7 January

11:00 – 12:00 Practical research projects: What, Why & How (T17)
Come along to hear from teachers and organisations involved in a range of authentic science projects and discuss potential benefits.
Mat Hickman (Wellcome Trust) and Becky Parker (Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys).

16:00 – 18:00 Talking Science Debate: How Do We Raise the Professional Status of Teachers? (S07)
Claire Fox (Institute of Ideas) will chair a panel including Russell Hobby (NAHT), Rachel Tuffin (College of Policing) and Kate Dethridge (College of Teaching trustee) discussing the burning issue of how we raise the professional status of teachers.
Wellcome Trust, Royal Society and National Science Learning Network.

Friday 8 January

13:30 – 17:00 Focus on Science in Schools: For Heads and Governors (Primary + Secondary)
Explore how to enhance science teaching and learning in your school. 
Wellcome Trust, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), National Governors’ Association (NGA).

14:45 – 15:30 Governors Supporting Science Teaching (S28)
A session for governors and school leaders who want to develop strong support for science in their primary or secondary schools.
National Governors’ Association and Wellcome Trust.

15:30 – 16:15 Professional Learning Journey (S30)
Discuss how science organisations can support your professional learning journey as a science teacher.
ASE, National Science Learning Network and Wellcome Trust.

17:00 – 19:00 Teacher Reception (Noble Room, University of Birmingham)
All teachers are invited to join the Wellcome Trust for early evening drinks and nibbles. Come to explore the support and resources available to enhance your professional learning journey.