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Creationism taught in science lessons - ASE President Alice Roberts calls for action

Fri. 20/06/14

If you missed it this week, check out BBC2 Newsnight as ASE President, Dr Alice Roberts in an interview with Jeremy Paxman discusses creationism being taught in biology lessons and whether the government should introduce standards for independent schools.

ASE releases statement on the position of practical work in the secondary science curriculum.

Mon. 02/06/14

ASE calls for funding, research and development of more rigorous and valid assessments throughout the 11-19 phases in order to support the practical aspects of science learning.

ASE President launches £10 million Longitude Prize 2014 – Vote to solve one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time

Thu. 22/05/14

ASE President, Prof. Alice Roberts, will be the host of tonight’s Horizon programme on BBC Two to launch the public vote for the challenge that will be the focus of the Longitude Prize 2014. New ASE CEO, Shaun Reason, comments of this exciting new challenge.

Recognising key support for the new primary national curriculum

Wed. 14/05/14

ASE's flagship journal for primary teachers has been sent to all schools across the UK and is available to download now in an effort to support teachers facing an overhaul of the national curriculum from September 2014. The special issue focuses on changes to the new national curriculum and the support available from ASE and key supporters.

Dangers in A-level sciences grading reform highlighted

Wed. 09/04/14

As Ofqual announces the separation of marks for practical science from core A-level grades, concerns raised of subsequent impact on how students’ attainment in science is measured and recorded.

Call for nominations - ASE Elections 2014

Fri. 04/04/14

Get involved with your ASE! Nominate yourself or another member to be ASE's future Chair or a member of ASE's Assembly - a network of science education experts.

ASE welcomes international delegation from Beijing

Thu. 03/04/14

Today the Association for Science Education (ASE) welcomes representatives from the Beijing Association for Science and Technology (BAST) to the charity’s head offices at the University of Hertfordshire.

New tools to support science leaders in secondary schools

Tue. 01/04/14

The Association for Science Education (ASE) today launches a new resource that recognises the need to support Science leaders and departmental heads in secondary schools. The Science Leaders’ Hub aims to bring Heads of Departments and other science leaders’ advice and support.

Primary School Competition opens - Join the Great Bug Hunt

Wed. 19/03/14

ASE's SchoolScience.co.uk has announced that the Great Bug Hunt, an annual competition for primary schools to explore the bug world, will be returning for 2014! Find out how to enter and how this can help you cover important parts of the curriculum.

Call for proposals now open - ASE Annual Conference 2015

Tue. 11/03/14

In January 2015, the ASE Annual Conference will be returning to the University of Reading. Be involved in an extensive programme of over 250 CPD events for the science education world. You could showcase useful resources or share advice for leadership, planning and the new curriculum. Submit your session idea online.

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