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Education Group

What is the ASE Education Group?

The Education Group (formerly known as Assembly) is part of ASE's governance structure and advises the Trustees on all aspects of science education. Its 30 members represent all sectors of the science education community and speaks authoritatively on behalf of the Association to formulate actions to take forward the strategic objectives. The group is led by the Chair of the Association and meets 3 times a year. The group consists of 30 members: 

  • 3 Chairs of the Association (past Chair, Chair and Chair-elect), changing roles on 1 August each year. The Chair is elected by a ballot of the membership.
  • 12 members of the Association elected by the membership of the Association by national ballot, 6 nominated by regions and 6 nominated by ASE members, each to serve for a period of 3 years.       
  • 6 trustees of the Association
  • Up to a maximum of 9 co-options to include representation from special interest groups and standing committees of the Association. The right to co-opt to is to be exercised by the three Chairs. Co-optees have full voting rights as members of the assembly.

Responsibilities and roles of the Education Group

The Education Group meets regularly in order to:

  • monitor and promote developments in science education (across the nations of the UK and internationally)
  • monitor and reflect the needs and views of members and others involved in science education
  • encourage and facilitate two-way communication with members
  • develop and maintain an appropriate and up-to-date suite of policies on matters pertaining to science education
  • ensure that the Association has a range of activities that support members.

Members of the Education Group

A member of the group agrees to be an ambassador and advocate for the ASE and a voice for excellence in science education. Each member serves for 3 years and can be re-elected. 

Next Education Group

You can find the dates of the next Education Group meeting on the ASE Committee Calendar