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Journal of Emergent Science

Editors: Jane Johnston and Sue Dale Tunnicliffe

The Journal of Emergent Science (JES) is a professional open-access online research journal that focuses on science (including health, technology and engineering) for young children from birth to 11 years of age. The key features of the journal are that it:

  • is child-centred;
  • focuses on scientific development of children from birth to 11 years of age, considering the transitions from one stage to the next;
  • contains easily accessible yet rigorous support for the development of professional skills;
  • focuses on effective early years science practice and leadership;
  • considers the implications of research into emergent science practice and provision;
  • contains exemplars of good learning and development firmly based in good practice;
  • supports analysis and evaluation of professional practice.

The Journal of Emergent Science (JES) is published by ASE in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT). It is free to access for all.

Subscribers receive an email when each new issue becomes available online. Past issues of the journal are also available in the archive.

Published: March/September

ISSN: 2046-4754

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Winter 2015-16 (Open Access Journal) - In this issue, one contribution discusses briefly how research, particularly in biology in this case, can help teachers of all kinds to elicit the developing concepts of learners and build further interaction into these. This issue also reprints an invited editorial from the American Biology Teacher, which considers how important it is to build the curriculum upwards from the early observations of children, rather than simplify the scientist’s science.


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