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 - 266
Education in Science (EiS) is ASE's quarterly house magazine with additional material available online. This issues includes news features updating you for the start of term including details about leadership opportunities at ASE, conservation education and updates from subject areas including teachers experience on the new A-Levels. One guest article by Prof. John Holman explores 'Practical work in science – why do we do it?'
- Journal of Emergent Science - 11
Summer 2016 (Open Access Journal) - In this edition of JES, we have included a number of research articles, a proposal for collaborative research and a call for articles for a special edition of JES. One article, entitled 'Helping children to express their ideas and move towards justifying them with evidence: A developmental perspective' deals with two very important skills for young children, those of reasoning and argumentation. This issue also focuses on one aspect of chemistry, polymeric solids, in 'Why does jelly wobble?' and on the knowledge of species in early years children.
- Primary Science - 146
Theme: Tinkering for Learning (Open - Access)
This is a special one-off additional issue of Primary Science that focuses on engineering education. Articles feature projects that encourage children to 'tinker' and how this can improve outcomes for the whole school. We take a in-depth look at innovative ways to enrich science and how to incorporate STEM pedagogy into your teaching.
- School Science Review - 363
Theme: The attraction of space
December 2016 (Issue 363) This issue celebrates the educational initiatives from Tim Peake's Principia Mission this year featuring articles from the National Space Centre. From physical science demonstrations conducted aboard the ISS, what it was like to have live contact with the astronaut from school to practical activities to explain how satellites stay above the Earth. Other featured articles look at physics experiments with counter-intuitive outcomes, how to make a Microsco-pi and an inquiry-based science activity about climate change. This issue also introduces 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 - 77
Science Teacher Education (STE 77) October 2016 - An online publication for all concerned with the pre-service education, induction and professional development of science teachers. In this issue, there are reports from the 2016 ASE Summer Conference - 'Sharing Practice and Driving Change'. There is a report from an ASE event held in May 2016 on ‘Strengthening Science Teacher Training’. This issue's ‘Ask a Researcher’ feature is with Shirley Simon from UCL Institute of Education.