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 - 258
Education in Science is the house magazine of the Association for Science Education and four issues are published per year (Sep, Nov, Feb, May) with additional material available on the ASE website. In this issue we discuss the future of science teacher education, how to support colleagues with effective behaviour management and how family learning nights raise the scientific interest of pupils. Plus some excellent regular features.
- Journal of Emergent Science - 7
June 2014 (Issue 7) - The Journal of Emergent Science (JES) is a biannual publication produced by the Emergent Science Network that focuses on effective early years science practice. This issue's main article investigates using drama techniques when teaching science in the early years. This issue looks at relevant research papers presented at the ICASE World Science Conference 2013 and ESERA Conference 2013.
- Primary Science - 135
September 2014 (Issue 134) - ASE's Primary Science Publication - published five times a year. The journal explores ideas that support effective practice in science education focused at the primary school level through transition to early secondary education. This issue's theme is 'Electrickery' with features on teaching big ideas of electricity, suggestions for fun ways to teach about circuits and magnetism.
- School Science Review - 354
September 2014 (Issue 354) - ASE's Secondary Science Quarterly Publication - School Science Review (SSR). The theme of this issue is energy and climate change. Featured artciles look at the evidence base, effective classroom strategies and the new curriculum for teaching about energy. The issue covers subject content including wind power, thermodynamics, nuclear power and biofuels.
- Science Leaders' Survival Guide - 7
This edited and reviewed resource, written by fellow professionals, offers advice through 'How to....guides' on all aspects of running a science department. Collated edition of all 6 sections of the ASE Science Leaders' Survival Guide (part of the Science Leaders' Hub).
- Science Teacher Education - 71
Science Teacher Education (STE71) October 2014 - ASE's dedicated online journal for ITE professionals. Articles explore science teacher's initial education and professional development. In this issue features include a look at the future of science teacher education, ASE's response to the Carter Review of ITT in England and reflections on secondary science teacher preparation and PGCE courses.