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ASE/UCL Institute of Education - London Science Teachers Conference 2018

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UCL Institute of Education

University College London

20 Bedford Way

London

WC1H 0AL

United Kingdom

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Conference Theme: Active Learning in Science for the 21st Century

There will also be a Market Place of organisations and suppliers which you can visit at registration, break and lunch.

Programme

09.30 Registration, Coffee and Market Place

09.45 Keynote 'Teaching for 21st Centuary' with Brian Matthews


10.30 Session 1 options:

  • How to engage children actively whilst researching - Naomi Hiscock
    There are many ways for children to develop a broader understanding about science concepts other than simply turning to non-fiction books and the internet. During this session we will explore strategies for children to gain facts through fun, active approaches and consider creative ways to present their new learning.
  • Talk in Practical Science: - Chris Harrison There are many reasons why teachers choose to use parctical activities to help children learn science. However, unless the talk that accompanies practical work is productive, students fail to make sense of the phenomena and relationships they witness through practical activity. Building on evidence from a number of significant cognitive, inquiry and classroom assessment projects this session takes a Minds On approach to practical work.
  • Differentiating by alternative conception: An approach to targeting teaching to learners' needs Richard Brock Constructivism suggests that effective teaching will take students' initial ideas into account. However, the reality of classrooms means that it is often challenging to meaningfully adapt teaching to learners' needs. This session introduces an approach that sets groups of learners different activities based on their initial ideas that is applicable in all science classrooms.

11.45 Coffee and Market Place

12.00 Session 2 options:

  • Promoting Talk in Primary Science Jo Moore This session will look at different strategies to develop talk and explanation skills in the primary classroom to develop children’s scientific understanding, vocabulary and science writing. It is based on a project undertaken by the North London Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) Cluster, who are developing resources for each topic area of Science.
  • Science practical work for lower attaining students and those with SEND Rob Butler The Gatsby practical report refers to excellent teachers combined with frequent and varied science activities. Rob will show you how he structured practical work for learners with special needs and how you can build on the other recommendations given in the report for your learners with SEND. Rob was a special school science teacher for 20 years before recently leaving to pursue a career as an independent consultant.
  • Mentoring in science for student teachers - Chris Harrison and Sheila Curtis In this session we will consider the role of Science mentor for ITE students whether from the PGCE route or school based routes.

13.15 Lunch and Market Place

14.00 Session 3 options:

  • Catarina Correia - Inquiry Learning in Primary Science
  • Analysis of practical works to foster minds-on activities - Arthur Galamba In this workshop, we will use an instrument to analyse a few practical activities in order to gain a clear description of their principal features. The analysis will provide us with a basis for considering the effectiveness of a practical activity, and for thinking about how it might be modified to improve its effectiveness.
  • Local Science and Engineering - Steve and Jen Smyth, Joined-Up Science The London Engineering and Science Trail winds through 146 miles of London’s footpaths - and through 500 years of science and engineering history. What we have uncovered as we have researched the Trail is a wealth of science stories that will be of value to any school wishing to develop links between local studies and the curriculum. And we’ve also been working on simple science and D&T activities to illustrate these stories – come and try some in this session.

15.15 Closing statements and evaluation

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University College London

20 Bedford Way

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WC1H 0AL

United Kingdom

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