Reaching new audiences
Several of our education coordinators also attended the event, including Katayune Presland, who was working on the stand for all four exhibition days.
She explained that having a presence enabled us to make contact with potential new audiences. "We spoke to several primary school teachers in particular who assumed we would have nothing for them, so it was nice to be able to show them that we do provide specific support.
"For example our Learn Chemistry site has a tab for primary teachers, which includes cross-curricular activities and context learning, such as science activities that link to the Tudors or the Stone Age or space."
The event included a number of talks from industry experts, including our president Sir John Holman, who revealed the findings of his international survey of practical work in schools, The Good Practical Science report.
The in-depth reporting by the EiC team provided the opportunity for education professionals not in attendance to engage remotely, and keep abreast of current thinking and best practice.
Paul MacLellan, Managing Editor of Education in Chemistry, says: "The ASE annual conference is a fantastic opportunity for us to engage with teachers and the issues they face in their work. During the conference Education in Chemistry provided delegates and our online communities with live coverage of sessions, discussions and debates; daily highlights; and articles exploring the subjects being discussed throughout the week."
See all of the coverage, including day-by-day updates and articles on specific topics, on the EiC website.