ASE in the News
Comment: Keep the politics out of climate change education politics.co.uk 22 March 2013
Science is creating a good reaction TESS 8 March 2013
Learning is a sweet treat for Crieff kids Strathallan Times 1 March 2013
Bid to put the whizz-bang back into science lessons Scotland Herald 25 January 2013
BBC News Funding change 'risks cuts' to A-level sciences BBC 11 January 2013
TES Funding shake-up could force schools to drop science A levels, experts warn TES, 11 Janaury 2013
The universe and everything
TES, 11 Janaury 2013
2013's Association of Science Education Scotland conference promises to cover life, the universe and everything.
ASE Annual Conference 2013
Education in Chemistry, November 2012
Registration has opened for the Association for Science Education’s (ASE) Annual Conference.
In the interests of science
The Guardian, 1 October 2012
An influential group will set out plans this week to improve in-school assessment in primary science.
Recruitment crisis looms in core subjects
TES, 1 September 2012
The government has spoken at length about its desire for schools to focus on core academic subjects.
Learning and building relationships at a science teachers tweet-up The Guardian Teacher Network, 31 August 2012
Higher passes up sixth year in a row
TES, 10 August 2012
Success attributed to education strategies rather than ‘dumbed down’ exams.
Moving towards a consensus on mathematics education
Science Omega, 25 July 2012
Yesterday, ScienceOmega.com reported on the recommendations of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee in regards to STEM education within the United Kingdom.
Stemming the skills gap
The Guardian, 24 July 2012
If the UK is to remain economically competitive, encouraging more young people to study science, technology, engineering and maths is key. So what can be done to raise interest in those subjects?
National prize for bug bonkers Barry kids
Barry and District News, 20 July 2012
Pupils who developed a bug for finding bugs have welcomed a variety of creepy crawlies into their school after winning a national competition.
Sixth forms keep their money - for three years
TES, 6 July 2012
Sixth forms have been offered a three-year reprieve from a major overhaul of funding that will mean they only receive enough money to provide three A levels per student, it was revealed this week.
Science - In the spotlight
TES, 6 July 2012
#asechat - your virtual science prep room
Science Omega, 3 July 2012
Annette Smith, CEO of the Association for Science Education (ASE), discusses the telltale signs of an excellent science education...
OBE reflects NI Science Park chief’s standing among peers
Larne Times, 23 June 2012
Dr Norman Apsley, chief executive of the Northern Ireland Science Park, has been awarded an OBE in recognition of his contribution to science and economic development.
Scientists test the best ways to collaborate
TES, 1 June, 2012
Some of the best scientific minds in the country have got together to promote collaboration and tackle concerns arising from Curriculum for Excellence reforms.
Put general science Higher in the mix, says academic
TES, 18 May 2012
Academics teaching science and engineering at Scotland’s universities have called for the introduction of a general science Higher that is challenging enough to appeal to the brightest and best pupils.
Cuts threaten science practicals
TES, 4 May 2012
Inadequate science department budgets and falling numbers of science technicians are “endangering” practical work in Scottish schools, TESS has learned.
A-level sciences 'lack the maths students need'
BBC News, 27 April 2012
The report by Score (Science community representing education) analysed the type, extent and difficulty of the mathematics in the 2010 A-level papers for biology, chemistry and physics.
Curricular freedom or a poisoned chalice?
TES Magazine, 16 March 2012
'Deskilled' teachers could struggle with greater control, RSA warns.
Heather the Weather at Crieff Science exhibition
The Courier, 5 march 2012
Former BBC weather presenter Dr Heather 'The Weather' Redi was a star attraction at a science even in Strathearn at the weekend.
Local primary teacher recognised for being one of best in the UK
Antrim Times, 16 February 2012
Lesley Hunter from Creavery Primary School has been recognised as one of the most talented science teachers from across the UK.
Teachers hoping to discover equation for success
Dundee Courier and Advertiser, 6 February 2012
Scottish Science teachers will be hoping to discover the equation for success at an event in Perthshire next month.
Teachers sing up for 'gold standard'
The Perthshire Advertiser, 3 February 2012
Teachers are signing up for a Perthshire event offering a potential gold standard in science education.
Skills balance in Stem is ‘wrong’
Times Education Supplement, 28 January 2012
Curriculum chair recommends apprenticeships over science degrees as a route into employment.
Science event offers fun for families
The Courier and Advertiser, 17 January 2012
A free family fun day aimed at highlighting the excitment and relevance of science.
Exploring the dimensions of classroom teaching
TES, 6 January 2012
Can 3D technology in schools enhance the learning experience?
Couch Potato or Elite Athlete? A Happy Medium Keeps Colds at Bay
Science Daily, 5 January 2012
This is a topical area of research in the year of the Olympics, says Professor Gleeson talking at the Association for Science Education (ASE) Conference.
Walking keeps colds at bay but marathons can cause the flu say scientists
The Telegraph, 5 January 2012
Too much exercise damages the immune system and makes people more prone to colds and flu, a study has found.