As a teacher trainer, the ASE is THE way to keep on top of all that is new and exciting in science education and membership is an essential prerequisite of being fit for the initial teacher education role; you even get to know about issues before they become current in schools. Publications like STE, EiS and SSR are important channels of information, ideas and initiatives critical to the role that I fill.
- Roger Lock
ASE journals are a free benefit of membership and are written by some of the most exciting and experienced science educators in the UK and beyond. They also represent a forum through which members who are not necessarily experienced writers can air their views and share their ideas. ASE journals are designed to keep you up-to-date with what’s happening in science teaching, from new developments in classroom practice to how you can explore ‘hot topics’ with your students.
Can't get enough of EiS? Readers of the ASE's in-house magazine can access additional material in between issues with the online-only EiSXtra.
- Education in Science - 267
Theme: Annual Conference Special
Education in Science (EiS) is ASE's quarterly house magazine with additional material available online. This issue includes ideas shared from ASE Annual Conference 2017 from practical sessions to the key questions posed by ASE President and engineer, Prof. Danielle George. Alongside our regulars from the world of 11-19 science education, educational research, primary science and technicians, features explore the botanical world, careers from Transport for London, inspirational technology education and how simple memory training can help science education.
- Journal of Emergent Science - 12
Winter 2016/2017 (Open Access Journal) This special edition features the outcomes of the 2016 Primary Science Teaching Trust Primary Science Conference, No Boundaries, No Barriers, held in June last year. A wide range of articles cover topics including creative practice, literacy and inquiry skills; assessment in primary classrooms; science leadership and primary/secondary transition.
- Primary Science - 147
Theme: Sex education and life cycles
Why do we have to talk about it? This issue has a focus around ‘sex education and life cycles’; the articles included range from teaching year 5 children about sex and relationships, how trainee teachers are prepared for teaching this content, as well as the contentious issues around where a teacher’s responsibility ends, and how looking at life cycles can take different forms.
- School Science Review - 364
March 2017 (Issue 364) This issue features lots of shared learning from educational contributors and ideas to try in our ‘science notes’ section including a 137-second plant hunt and two simple methods to enrich teaching on genetics. Other articles look at how to use test data to identify students’ misconceptions in science, how to help students to understand the different between physical and chemical changes with the ‘REACT’ (relating, experiencing, applying, cooperating and transferring) strategy and using papers cups to study heat transfer. This issue also presents the second and third instalment of a four part series on optimal learning in schools.
- Science Leaders' Survival Guide - 2015
This edited and reviewed resource, written by fellow professionals, is the full 2015 edition of the Science Leaders' Survival Guide which includes 10 new topics.
- Science Teacher Education - 78
Science Teacher Education (STE 77) February 2017 - An online publication for all concerned with the pre-service education, induction and professional development of science teachers. In this issue we explore subject knowledge enhancement courses (SKAs), why working scientifically is difficult for trainee teachers and preparing new teachers for education outside the classroom.