ASE Annual Conference 2022

Find out what the RSC are taking part in at this conference for educators from 5 to 8 January 2022

Supporting excellence in science teaching and learning is a vital and commonly shared vision for the Association for Science Education (ASE) and the Royal Society of Chemistry. That’s why we are delighted to be taking part in the ASE Annual Conference in January 2022.

Register below, and find out more about our sessions plus a special event for early career teachers.

Register for the conference

This in-person conference is run by the ASE. To take part, book your place and register in advance via the ASE. The ASE will provide details of how to access the conference and its individual sessions.

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Early career teacher afternoon

Wednesday 5 January

Several of the RSC team will be joining you at the special ECT event on Wednesday afternoon. We will be there to answer any questions you may have and to help you find teaching resources on the Education website. Plus, we will have some useful materials for you to take away with you. 

Come and see our presentation at 5pm. We’ll be letting you know about our latest events, upcoming competitions and new resources to use in class. 

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Our sessions

We will be holding several sessions throughout the conference from Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 January. 

Thursday 6 January

School leadership mentoring pilot project – what we learnt

11.00–11.55am with Laura-Alexandra Smith

The RSC has piloted a programme to support and enhance the quality of leadership in schools. We will share findings from this pilot project and its impact.

Friday 7 January

Elevating Chemistry: helping young scientists thrive in the post-lockdown classroom

2.00–2.55pm with Katayune Presland

During 2021, the RSC supported 10 schools in running projects. We will share reflections from the project, and discover ways to implement ideas from this project in your own school’s context.

Making the most of RSC practical videos for 14–16 and 16–18

2.00–2.55pm with Kirsty Patterson

An interactive session demonstrating the wrap-around resources available to support teaching of common and core chemistry practicals from the RSC. 

Note: a repeat session will take place on Saturday 8 January from 1.00–1.55pm.

Approaches and lessons learnt from engaging primary schools with COP26 and sustainability

3.30–4.25pm with Stephen Hendry

In this session we’ll be talking about how we developed our new sustainability teaching resources and engaged schools in Scotland with COP26. There’ll be a chance to try out some simple experiments and discuss methods of introducing young learners to this important topic.

Sustainability in the chemistry classroom

4.45–5.40pm with Izzi Monk and Stephen Hendry

Learn about the RSC’s work on sustainability in the chemistry classroom and share your experiences and ideas. This interactive session we will highlight resources to support your teaching, offer time to reflect on successful teaching practice and give the opportunity to hear about our forthcoming plans.

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Come and find us at the early career teacher (ECT) afternoon and in our sessions

Sessions and resources from 2021

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RSC presentations and resources – ASE 2021

Download our resources and presentations from our sessions at the ASE annual conference

From speakers at this year’s conference

Check out these articles and resources by presenters at the 2022 ASE Annual Conference.

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Where to start with teach-to-the-top differentiation


Don’t limit your students: try this approach and provide everyone the support they need to reach the top

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Improve executive function skills for all


Develop students’ organisational skills to help them get everyday tasks done efficiently

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Keep assessing assessments: 6 ways to improve your assessment skills


Why you need to monitor how you use assessments, and how students can make the most of them

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Upgrade your exam technique: 6 ways to improve your assessment skills


Discover how to maximise your students’ chances of success in their exams

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The pH scale and the chemistry of ocean acidification | 14–16 years


Worksheet to develop understanding of the pH scale and apply it in the context of ocean acidification. Extension questions provide more challenge on carbonic acid and acid base equilibrium, leading to a research task on the consequences for marine organisms

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Add ocean acidification to your existing lessons


Use these tips to link UN sustainable development goal 14 to your lessons on dissolved ions, acids and the pH scale

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Microscale neutralisation and precipitation reactions


Hone your students’ observation skills by asking them to observe two microscale reactions: neutralising citric acid and creating a lead iodide precipitate

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Teaching observation skills at 11–14


Observation is a key skill for budding chemists. This is how to develop it with your younger students


5 effective ways to teach balancing equations


Tried-and-tested approaches to build student skills and confidence

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3 key skills your post-16 chemists need for university


How to help your students make the transition to higher education more smoothly