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 - 260
Education in Science is the house magazine of the Association for Science Education and is published four times a year (Sep, Nov, Feb, May) with additional material available on the ASE website. In this issue (260) we discuss developing the professional learning community, what space travel can offer students and challenging stereotypes in shcool science.
- Journal of Emergent Science - 8
Winter 2014 (Issue 8) - 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 how Children discover the world surrounding them from very early childhood, as they observe, listen and experience what is in their everyday environment. Further articles discuss understanding of species metamorphoses and young children’s views of creativity.
- Primary Science - 138
May 2015 (Issue 138) - 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 about 'talking science' on how 'thinking out-loud' can help our learning. Articles feature activities for children that help them learn about science through talk. Topics include evolution, astronomy, using puppets and integrating literacy.
- School Science Review - 357
February 2015 (Issue 356) - ASE's Secondary Science Quarterly Publication - School Science Review (SSR). The theme of this issue is 'Practical Work' - the first in a two part series with guest editor Michael Reiss. Featured articles include:
- Student's attitudes to practical work by age and subject
- Assessment of practical skills
- The Practical work challenge: Incorporating the explicit teaching of evidence in subject content
- 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 - 72
Science Teacher Education (STE 72) February 2015 - ASE's dedicated online journal for ITE professionals. Articles explore science teacher's initial education and professional development. This issue's features include preparing science teachers for assessment without levels, an in-depth look at Project ‘MaSciL’ (Mathematics and Science for Life) and we investigate the evidence-base of effective professional learning and development for teachers.