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 - 255
Education in Science is the house magazine of the Association for Science Education. For 2013/14, it will be published as four issues (September, November, February, May) with additional material available on the ASE website. In this issue we take a close look at the ASE Annual Conference 2014, Achieving excellence in science provision and Science on Stage London 2015.
- Journal of Emergent Science - 6
December 2013 Issue 6 of the Journal of Emergent Science (JES) looks at pedagogical approaches to the development of predictions and hypotheses in Early Years education, the recognition and naming of plants and animals by 4 year olds, role of 3 dimensional mind maps and how to develop scientific curiosity in 3–7 year olds.
- Primary Science - 132
The March/April special "out and about" issue of Primary Science(PS) takes learning outdoors. Features explore the world of insects, the outdoor classroom and the new curriculum. Other articles focus on learning about weather, using visualisation to enhance lessons and dramatic science.
- School Science Review - 352
Special science curriculum issue. The March 2014 School Science Review issue looks at Perspectives on the science curriculum from a host of science education experts. Michael Reiss asks What place does science have in an aims-based curriculum? Robin Millar explores designing a science curriculum fit for purpose and Tim Oates reports on progress in science education and the revised National Curriculum for 2014. Other articles explore the curriculum in university technical colleges (UTCs), major changes for Scottish science education, the criteria for biology and physics curricula, teaching critical thinking and the contribution of practical work.
- Science Leaders' Survival Guide - 7
Collated edition of all 6 sections of the ASE Science Leaders' Survival Guide (part of the Science Leaders' Hub). Available to download for purchasers from April 2014.
- Science Teacher Education - 69
Science Teacher Education (STE69) February 2014: Issue includes a selection of articles focused on the theme 'In the classroom' and other updates on science teacher education news and reviews. In this issue features include; Ben Gordon's views how science works from a trainee teacher's perspective; Dani Fountain investigates how to use teaching and learning theories to plan a unit of work in science; and take a look at the research outcomes from Maria Evagorou et al. on Preparing pre-service science teachers to teach socio-scientific (SSI) argumentation.