ASE Annual Conference 2022

Find out what the RSC are doing at this conference for educators on 28, 29 January and 19, 26 February 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 and February 2022.

Watch this space

The ASE Annual Conference will now take place online. The ASE will provide further details and guidance for online registration over the coming weeks.

Visit the conference website for the latest updates and information.

Early career teacher event

Date TBC

The RSC team will be part of a special ECT event at the conference. We’ll be there to answer any questions you may have and to help you find teaching resources on the Education website, plus we’ll have some useful materials to share with you.

We’ll also be letting you know about our latest events, upcoming competitions and new resources to use in class.

Our sessions

We’ll be holding several sessions throughout this year’s conference. Dates and times for all sessions will be announced shortly.

School leadership mentoring pilot project – what we learnt

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.

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

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

with Kirsty Patterson

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

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

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

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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Join us at the early career teacher event 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

Using a voltmeter on small samples of different elements

Take a microscale approach to electrochemical cells


How you can use Petri dish galvanic cells to support learning about electricity

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Risk assessing your chemistry practicals


Keep on top of risk assessments to ensure your practical lessons are safe

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Workplace bullying


A first-person account of surviving and standing up to bullies

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Modelling self-correction


How students learn from your mistakes