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Thursday, June 24
 

6:00pm BST

Open forum about enquiry
The debate around science enquiry has continued since a lively panel debate at January conference, with a great article by Ben Rogers and Sally Howard in STE, the OfSTED research report in May and in online fora. This friendly, open forum will give delegates the chance to share their views and experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Associate Professor, ASE Chair, 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 →
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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 June 24, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm BST
All Rooms
  All

7:00pm BST

Future's AGM
The Annual General Meeting for all ASE Futures Members

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.
avatar for Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

Institute of Education, St Mary's University



Thursday June 24, 2021 7:00pm - 7:45pm BST
All Rooms
  All

7:45pm BST

Future's Pub Quiz
Speakers
avatar for Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

Institute of Education, St Mary's University


Thursday June 24, 2021 7:45pm - 8:30pm BST
All Rooms
  All
 
Friday, June 25
 

8:30am BST

Welcome and Introduction
A warm welcome awaits you all to the Futures Online Conference for 2021.

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.
avatar for Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

Institute of Education, St Mary's University


Friday June 25, 2021 8:30am - 8:45am BST
All Rooms

8:45am BST

Ofsted Update
Over the past year, we have carried out a review of research to understand the factors that can affect the quality of science education. This review was published in April 2021. In this talk I will outline what we found and consider what this means for your work in schools and teacher education and our work as an inspectorate. My presentation will include a 15 minute Q&A session towards the end.

Speakers
avatar for Jasper Green

Jasper Green

HMI Maintained Schools and Academies, Ofsted
Jasper Green is Ofsted’s subject lead for science. He is a qualified teacher and has a master’s degree in science education. Before joining Ofsted, Jasper worked in initial teacher education, and before that was head of curriculum and assessment for a multi-academy trust. Beyond... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 8:45am - 9:45am BST
All Rooms
  All

9:45am BST

BREAK
Friday June 25, 2021 9:45am - 10:00am BST
All Rooms
  All

10:00am BST

Learning from others - how can you compare one science curriculum with another?

Science curricula around the world are diverse – so on a practical level, how would you work out if one has strengths/weaknesses over another, in terms of coverage, structure, or expectations? Reflecting on a process developed for international comparisons, interesting similarities and differences in international science curricula are revealed. (Repeat of session from ASE Conference Jan 2021).

Speakers
avatar for David Shakespeare

David Shakespeare

Advisor, Square 2 Learning
David is a consultant in science education – encompassing curriculum, assessment, leadership and teaching.  When supporting the development of science curricula and assessment in the UK and elsewhere, he has worked worked with organisations like the DfE’s Standards and Testing... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am BST
Room 1

10:00am BST

Do we have Cognitive (psychology) overload? what could 'the Learning Sciences' mean for science education?
In the recent Ofsted Review of Science, research in cognitive psychology (such as cognitive load) is questioning practices in science education, especially for science enquiry. Perhaps a wider view of ‘the learning sciences’ that includes neuroscience can take us forwards. Let’s discuss this!
See free resource: https://data.bathspa.ac.uk/articles/online_resource/The_Learning_Sciences_and_Primary_School_Science/14258402

Speakers
avatar for Kendra McMahon

Kendra McMahon

Reader (associate professor), Bath Spa University
Primary science'The learning sciences' (including cognitive psychology and neuroscience) and ITEdialogic teachinglink to our project webpages: https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/projects/learning-sciences-in-teacher-education/


Friday June 25, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am BST
Room 3
  Primary

10:00am BST

Project Calibrate: Using Practical work - Strategies to avoid closing down practice
Practical work has long been regarded as a fundamental part of science education, despite ongoing concerns about its use in lessons, the ways in which it is assessed and the tendency for these ways to close down practice. Project Calibrate, a partnership between researchers at AQA and the University of Oxford Department of Education, has worked with secondary science teachers to explore the use of a new framework to design new GCSE-level written assessments of practical work and how these might guide classroom practice. Findings show that this approach can indeed open up classroom practice and some specific suggestions for ITE and CPD are discussed."

Speakers
avatar for Judith Hillier

Judith Hillier

Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Oxford
Judith Hillier has been at the University of Oxford Department of Education since 2007, where she leads the science PGCE programme, teaches on the Masters in Learning and Teaching and the Masters in Teacher Education, and also runs the Teaching Physics in Schools option for 2nd year... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am BST
Room 2

11:00am BST

BREAK - Virtual Coffee Room
Friday June 25, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am BST
All Rooms
  All

11:30am BST

Curriculum for excellence
In a world further fractured by ongoing environmental and social crises, the COVID-19 global pandemic amongst others and the precariousness of human life on earth, there is a pressing need to develop alternative ways of knowing and being, seeking to bring forth collective and sustainable futures. How does this question reflect the practices and concerns of teaching science in Scottish schools? This talk will address the question of knowledge in CfE, and how we can reconcile a static view of curriculum focused on abstract knowledge and disciplinary thinking, with an enactivist view, which promotes awareness of context, relationships and multiple creativities.


Friday June 25, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm BST
Room 1
  All

11:30am BST

Early Career Framework - Affordances and Tensions
The early career framework (ECF) reforms will create a step change in support for early career teachers, providing a funded entitlement to a structured 2-year package of high-quality professional development. This session explores outcomes from the ECF pilot this year prior to national roll out from September 2021.

This session will provide you with an opportunity to reflect with peers from the Futures community on the following:
What are the barriers to achieving equity in science education in your workplace?
What else ought to be in / out of the current National Curriculum to help achieve this?
What successful strategies have you seen?
Who do we need help from (and what type) to move on?

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.
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Natasha Serret

Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University
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Jane Thompson

Teaching & Learning Consultant



Friday June 25, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm BST
Room 2
  All

11:30am BST

Science in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage
In this session, Dr Julian Grenier will be exploring what good science looks like in the early years.

How can play and independent exploration help children to develop their early scientific ideas and skills? What is the role of the adult? How can science consultants work with early years practitioners and help to lay strong foundations for children’s early scientific learning?

Julian is the lead author of the new non-statutory early years guidance from the DFE, Development Matters, which was developed in consultation with a range of professionals across the Early Years sector. It offers a top-level view of how children develop and learn, and guides but does not replace, professional judgement.

Speakers
avatar for Julian Grenier

Julian Grenier

Head Teacher, Sheringham Nursey Schools and Children's Centre
Julian Grenier is the headteacher of Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre in Newham, East London. Sheringham is a Research School.He was appointed by the Department for Education to lead on the 2020 revision of Development Matters, the non-statutory guidance for the Early... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm BST
Room 3
  Primary

12:30pm BST

LUNCH BREAK
Friday June 25, 2021 12:30pm - 1:15pm BST
All Rooms
  All

1:15pm BST

Learning from the Wellcome CPD Challenge: Schools' responses to professional development during Covid
The Wellcome CPD Challenge is a pilot study of 40 schools tasked with meeting a set of mandated criteria related to the amount, nature and quality of professional development (CPD) their teachers participate in. This session will discuss what pilot schools in the study were doing to meet these criteria before the pandemic, how this was affected by the first lockdown, and how schools re-prioritised CPD as the immediate pressures of lockdown eased. We’ll hear from Nan Davies, Education and Learning Lead at Wellcome, Joelle Halliday, a member of the pilot management team at Sheffield Institute of Education, and Sarah Leonardi from CFE Research, who leads the evaluation.

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Joelle Halliday

Joelle Halliday

Senior Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University
Hello!. I lead Primary Science for All. I have a background in primary teaching and leadership. I am particularly interested in teacher professional development, curriculum design and primary science. Projects I am working on include the Wellcome CPD Challenge, the Rotherham School... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Leonardi

Sarah Leonardi

Associate Director, CFE Research
I work for an independent social research company, providing research and evaluation services to government departments, public sector agencies, local authorities, educational institutions, providers and charities. A key focus of my work is on STEM education in primary and secondary... Read More →
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Claire Bailey

Deputy Head Teacher, Bents Green School Sheffield


Friday June 25, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm BST
Room 1
  All

1:15pm BST

Teacher education and equity (Pre-recorded session)
In this session ITE lecturer David Allen will talk about the work he is leading at the University of Hertfordshire to support students from minority groups and ASE field officer Rob Butler will provide an update on ASE’s diversity strategy. Jane Turner will reflect on these initiatives in the context of her own work and invite the participants to do the same, in preparation for the Future Gazing session at 3.45.

This is a live session with a pre- recorded interview

Three presenters - David Allen, Rob Butler, Jane Turner

Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Associate Professor: Programme Lead in Primary Education, University of Hertfordshire
I worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed a passion for science, art and design, improvised drama, assessment for learning, creativity... Read More →
avatar for Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Associate Professor, ASE Chair, 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 →
avatar for Rob Butler

Rob Butler

Field Officer, East Midlands & Yorkshire, Association for Science Education
I'm a Chartered Science teacher and Field Officer for the ASE East Midlands region. I'm the secondary lead for Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Science Learning Partnership and I help the Science Council promote their professional registers. I'm an ex-special school senior leader, an... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm BST
Room 3
  Primary

1:15pm BST

Muslim, female, teacher of science and change-maker
This presentation is motivated by Muslim female science trainees enrolled with Star Institutes’ SCITT representing a counter-narrative in terms of over-achievers. We reflect on how Muslim women science graduates are forging a change maker path as teachers of science despite the underrepresentation of women among STEM graduates. The central role faith plays in shaping identity is also considered.

Speakers
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Dr Nasima Hassan

Director of Faith and Character Education, Star Academies
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Maaria Ahmad

Teacher, Star Academies
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Romaiza Naseem

Teacher, Star Academies



Friday June 25, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm BST
Room 2

2:15pm BST

BREAK
Friday June 25, 2021 2:15pm - 2:30pm BST
All Rooms

2:30pm BST

Keynote - Critical Race Theory in science education
Felicia Moore Mensah is a science teacher educator who prepares teachers for science; however, changes in the classroom must also start with those who teach and prepare teachers-- the teacher educators. In this presentation, Mensah shares how she incorporates critical race theory into her teaching and research. With critiques of critical race theory teaching emerging, this presentation counters those notions by offering why critical race theory teaching is important in teacher education and the preparation of teacher educators.

Speakers
avatar for Felicia Mensah

Felicia Mensah

Professor of Science Education/Vice Chair, Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University
Felicia Moore Mensah | @docmensah | she, her (Ph.D., Florida State University) is Professor of Science Education and Vice Department Chair of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University (New York City). She has published extensively, where her work... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm BST
All Rooms
  All

3:30pm BST

BREAK - Virtual Afternoon Tea and Cake
Friday June 25, 2021 3:30pm - 3:45pm BST
All Rooms
  All

3:45pm BST

Future gazing: Equity within science education (break out groups focussing on CPD and ITE will be formed)
This session will draw everyone together and then split into break-out groups with the following areas of interest:

Primary CPD
Secondary CPD
Primary ITE
Secondary ITE

When booking on Eventbrite, please indicate your preferred break-out group - these will be pre-assigned within Zoom, to facilitate ease of movement for participants on the day

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.
avatar for Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

Institute of Education, St Mary's University


Friday June 25, 2021 3:45pm - 4:30pm BST
Room 3
  All

4:30pm BST

Reception/ Cocktails Social
Friday June 25, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm BST
All Rooms
  All
 
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