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- Member Elections - Vote for the next Chair of the Association
The Chair is a vital role of the Association and the candidate is an elected representative for the thousands of members ASE supports and the wider science education community. Two candidates have been announced and the vote has now opened for members. Members are also asked to vote for their representatives on the Quality and Audit Committee.
- Exam Boards voice support for the Language of Mathematics in Science
New guidance published today aims to improve the use of mathematics in the science curriculum for pupils aged 11-16. In statements today the leading awarding bodies have issued formal support for the guidance.
- Science Book Lovers Wanted
This new award has been designed to celebrate science writing that educates and inspires science learners of all ages. The award will initially be presented at our prestigious annual conference which will raise the profile of science publishing and showcase the best authors to our members and non-members.
- ASE issues response to Government's education white paper
In this response we welcome aspects of the Government's proposals, including greater support for teachers during their early careers, more professional freedom and recognition of the importance of high quality professional development. However we have raised concerns that there is a lack of evidence to support the proposed mechanisms for achieving these ambitions. We outline the need to provide a broad and balanced curriculum within a local context. We argue that Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) should be retained and a further consideration of ITT provision is required. Our response includes 5 recommendations to Government.
- The Great Bug Hunt Returns for 2016
This competition for Primary Schools encourages pupils to get outside to learn more about living things and their habitats and to use the outdoor classroom. Simply identify a local habitat, get the pupils to explore and discover the minibeasts (bugs) that live there, draw them and record their findings – it’s that easy!
- ASE Annual Conference 2017: Call for Proposals
Have you got an idea that you would like to share with science teachers? You could showcase new resources, support colleagues with the latest subject knowledge or share advice for leadership, planning and the curriculum. Everyone is welcome to submit asession idea. The Conference is an ideal opportunity to present new and exciting ideas to fellow science educators. Last year we hosted over 400 lectures, workshops, lab sessions and breakouts and had almost 3000 visitors.
- Fieldwork virtual reality research project: volunteers needed
We're looking for volunteers for a new school-based research project on the potential use of Google Expeditions in secondary science and geography.
- Wanted: Editor for Science Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education (STE) is an online publication for all concerned with the pre-service education, induction and professional development of science teachers. We are looking for an enthusiastic editor to maintain and develop the quality of the journal content.
- Nominations for ASE Committees
One of the major advantages of membership of ASE is the opportunity to share your expertise with your colleagues. Getting involved as a Trustee or Education Group member, or on one of the many committees and specialist groups, will challenge your strategic thinking and put you at the heart of steering ASE’s direction into the future.
- Creating opportunities for practical and investigative science
Activities to support science departments to integrate engaging and purposeful activities within their current schemes of learning.