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 - 265
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 Science on Stage, the Great Science Share and I'm a scientist. One article by Pual Denley asks 'What counts as CPD?'
- 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 - 144
Theme: Appliance of Science
The theme of this issue embraces real-life science, but also the ways that we apply science in the classroom: identifying the contexts that exist, helping children to make tangible links with these and establishing some context to embed the content within the National Curriculum.
- School Science Review - 362
Theme: Science during primary-secondary transition
September 2016 (Issue 362) This issue considers some of the problems associated with transition from primary to secondary school with special guest editors Sue Collins and Michael Reiss. Articles look at a variety of issues including improving continuity and progressions for students, using science learning progression to address problems and how CASE (Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education) has been used to bridge the period of transition.
- 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.