Science Teaching in the Digital Age: Discovery Education to lead session at ASE Conference

Discovery Education, one of the UK’s leading providers of digital content and professional development for schools, will join hundreds of science teachers from across the UK at the Association for Science Education (ASE) Conference in Birmingham this week.


The ASE Conference, held at The University of Birmingham from 6 – 9 January, is Europe’s largest science education event, and is expected to attract in excess of 2000 delegates over the course of 4 days.


Richard Wong, former physics teacher and Discovery Education Secondary Development Editor, will present a session on how video and digital content can be used to bring science teaching to life for secondary school pupils. Entitled Encouraging Curiosity: Expanding Horizons Through Video’, the session will showcase a range of innovative teaching ideas, and illustrate how video can inspire pupils and help teachers to showcase the spectacular in everyday science lessons.

“Digital content can be one of the most powerful tools at a science teacher’s disposal”, said Richard Wong. “It brings the real world into the classroom, and can help students to understand and relate to complex scientific concepts. We’re really thrilled to be given the opportunity to meet with so many science teachers from schools across the UK, and look forward to providing practical ideas to help them utilise their digital resources.”

ASE is the largest professional subject association in the UK; Space Scientist and TV Presenter Dr Lucie Green and Human Genetics Professor Steve Jones will be among the speakers at this year’s conference. The event is an opportunity for teachers, technicians, and science enthusiasts to share ideas and best practice in science education, while learning about cutting-edge research.

Susanne Thompson, Vice President and Head of School Partnerships at Discovery Education said:


“We’re really honoured to be invited to speak at The Association for Science Education Conference, and to connect with so many teachers who are passionate about using digital resources to bring science education to life. We’ve recently launched Discovery Education’s new Science Content Collections – designed to help teachers deliver dynamic, interactive science lessons. With exclusive content exploring topics such as DNA and Genetics, Nuclear Fusion, and Adaptation, these new curriculum-matched resources are a perfect example of how video can help students to experience and understand even the most intangible of subjects.”


Discovery Education empowers teachers and captivates pupils by providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to primary and secondary schools across the UK. Through its award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, virtual experiences with some of Discovery’s most talented presenters and contributors, classroom contests and challenges, professional development and more — Discovery Education is leading the way in bringing learning to life. Part of Discovery Communications, the world’s leading non-fiction media company, Discovery Education is one of the fastest growing providers of educational services in the UK.