Provisional programme (June 2011)



Monday 20th June

1230 Welcome: John Oversby
1240 Jane Fieldsend & John Oversby: Do pre-service teachers know enough about science?
1320 Anne O'Dwyer Second Level Irish pupils' and teachers' view of difficulties in Organic Chemistry
1400 Willem van Son & Willem Sonneveld Energy Island: a suitable context for science education
1440 Break
1510 Sarah Hayes, Peter Childs & Muireann Sheehan: The chemical misconceptions of pre-service science teachers. at the University of Limerick. Do they change?
1550 Maria Sheehan: ITS chemistry! An intervention programme aimed at developing thinking skills in chemistry
1630Break
1700 Carol Callinan: Constructing scientific knowledge in the classroom: understanding conceptual change from a multimodal perspective
1740 Jane Johnston: Prediction and hypothesis in 6 year old children: what does it look like and how does it develop from observation?
1820 End of day 1

Dinner (with some members of the Reading PALAVA teacher-researcher group)

Tuesday 21 June

0900 Sarah Hayes & Peter Childs: Science in the Irish Transition Year. the pupil experience
0940 Agnaldo Arrorio: Comics as narrative in natural science education
1020 Aine Regan: From diagnosis to cure: retaining weaker students in chemistry
1100 Break
1130 Alison Cullinane: Two tier MCQs - how effective are they? A student teachers' perspective
1210 John Oversby, Evelyn Auld & Nick Johnson: An HPS approach to teaching and learning about acidity
1250 Lunch
1330 Susan Rodrigues & Divya Jindal-Snape Differences in pupils’ interest in science topics: A comparison of topic and gender interest across the sciences.
1410 Rob Toplis: Animations to explore student chemical knowledge
1450 End