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A fortnightly podcast from the Association For Science Education - the UK's largest subject association - featuring news, insights and advice for science educators everywhere...

The ASE Podcast The Association For Science Education

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A fortnightly podcast from the Association For Science Education - the UK's largest subject association - featuring news, insights and advice for science educators everywhere...

    The ASE Podcast - Episode Three: Reflections on the winter term so far, teaching physics as a non-specialist and dealing with behaviour challenges in the lab

    The ASE Podcast - Episode Three: Reflections on the winter term so far, teaching physics as a non-specialist and dealing with behaviour challenges in the lab

    In this latest episode, host Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt and the pod team kick off by looking back on the first half term of what has been for many a challenging return to the classroom (... or has it?). Next up (at 17.20) Ben (of Physics Partners) and Trevor (from the IOP) tackle some of fears that many trainees and teachers have around teaching physics if it's not their particular field - while Luke shares a hard-won lesson about the importance of grounding a van Der Graaf generator. Finally (at 39.15) the team tackle a number of bad-behaviour scernarios thrown at them by Andy C-G... featuring gas taps, hair bands and some, er, industrial language on the part of a naughty pupil named Alistair (though, thankfully, not in the podcast!). You can find more the first "Physics For Non Specialists" sessions that Ben is co running here: https://www.ase.org.uk/events/physics-non-specialists-online-electricity As Trevor mentioned, the IOP's website is a fantastic resource for guidance around a huge range of physics subject matter - head this way for the "Domains" section: https://spark.iop.org/iop-domains-physics-cpd-programmeAs Andy mentioned, you can still book a place for the FREE practical secience webinars we at the ASE are running here: https://www.ase.org.uk/news/ase-host-new-series-of-practical-science-support-webinars Piqued your interest? Find out more about the ASE visit and the resources on offer by visiting our website, or take advantage of the special discounted membership plan for trainees and early-career teachers Andy mentions in the pod. (Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The ASE Podcast - Episode Two: Wellbeing in the classroom, Science Teacher SOS and a focus on a new resource

    The ASE Podcast - Episode Two: Wellbeing in the classroom, Science Teacher SOS and a focus on a new resource

    For the famously tricky second album (well, podcast), we're focusing on teacher well-being. First up for host Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt and the panel is a discussion of the neuroscience behind wellbeing in the classroom with kicks off with all-round neuro-ninja (trust us, it'll make sense when you listen) Andrew Wright. There then follows a chat about the ASE's very own Science Teacher: SOS project - for which we're still recruiting! - and then an investigation of the BEST STEPS resources.You can find more about Andrew's work in his website, https://www.actionyourpotential.org/ For information about how to apply to be part of our SOS Science Teacher pilot head this wayYou can find the BEST STEPS resources here - while the the main Best Evidence Science Teaching page is at www.bestevidencescienceteaching.org  Piqued your interest? Find out more about the ASE visit and the resources on offer by visiting our website, or take advantage of the special discounted membership plan for trainees and early-career teachers Andy mentions in the pod. (Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music)

    • 50 min
    The ASE Podcast - Episode One: Practical Science and NQT advice

    The ASE Podcast - Episode One: Practical Science and NQT advice

    In our podcast debut, host Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt kicks off with a discussion with ASE chair of trustees Richard Needham to talk about the new in-depth report into practical science in a post-Covid world before (@15min - 15sec) leading a chat with a panel of experienced educators about a series of challenges and dilemmas submitted by some new science NQTs.You can find more information about the report Andy and Richard speak about here. For a webinar panel discussion dealing with many more issues current NQTs are facing, head this way. Piqued your interest? Find out more about the ASE visit and the resources on offer by visiting our website, or take advantage of the special discounted membership plan for trainees and early-career teachers Andy mentions in the pod. (Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music)

    • 59 min

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