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How do you survive being a primary science co-ordinator?

Tue. 28/02/17

A new digital guide launched today aims to bring together learning and expertise from fellow science leaders. The guide takes you through developing a vision for science in your school, from managing resources to effective assessment. An essential 'how to' for new and experienced science leaders alike! This is an exclusive benefit for ASE Primary Members.

Why introduce global learning in science?

Thu. 23/02/17

Global learning is an approach to learning about development issues through recognising the importance of linking people’s lives throughout the world. It encourages critical examination of global issues and awareness of the impact that individuals can have on these. We look at how this relates to science and what free CPD is on offer.

Teacher Supply - The problem of a squeezed workforce amidst rising pupil numbers

Tue. 21/02/17

The Association for Science Education (ASE) welcomes the Education Select Committee Recruitment and retention of teachers Report released today.

It responds to evidence submitted by ASE as part of alliance of 5 major organisations. The report confirms reports from ASE members that retention is as much as an issue as recruitment, if not more.

Special Issue: No Boundaries, No Barriers

Thu. 09/02/17

Free to all early years and primary practitioners – a bumper edition of The Journal of Emergent Science – OUT NOW!

Members' Update: What happens on a practical monitoring visit and how to improve practice (Part 2)

Mon. 06/02/17

Last month, Head of Science and 11-19 committee member, Sarah Longshaw CSciTeach recounted her experience of delivering the new Chemistry A-Level specifications (OCR). Today we wanted to feature perspectives from the other exam boards, what they have found was working well and where they have identified areas for improvement.

STEAM Learning from BETT 2017

Thu. 02/02/17

We were delighted to be at BETT for 4 days from last week and we just wanted to share from of the things we learned.

Sun Surf and Science! Teacher Scholarship for expense paid trip to California 2017

Mon. 23/01/17

Apply for a unique Teacher Scholarship to attend the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Conference in Los Angeles, USA from 29th March – 2nd April 2017.

Calling Biology Teachers: Developing fieldwork skills

Sun. 22/01/17

As part of ASE’s commitment to the effective and regular fieldwork experiences, we encourage A level biology teachers to take part in a 10 minute survey from one of our fieldwork partners, the British Ecological Society.

Members' Update: What happens on a practical monitoring visit and how to improve practice (Part 1)

Mon. 16/01/17

ASE member, Sarah Longshaw, writes an account of the new arrangements for A-level Common Practical Assessment Criteria (CPAC)and practical monitoring visits using A-Level Chemistry as an example.

The ASE Book Award: Winner Announced

Thu. 12/01/17

We're delighted to announce that The Abyss of Time by Paul Lyle (published by Dunedin) is the winning title of the ASE Book Award 2016. This inaugural award aims to recognise the importance that physical books still have to play in the world of science education and has been designed to celebrate science writing that educates and inspires science learners of all ages.

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Polls

Teacher Supply - Spring 2017 Poll (1)

Do you think reducing paperwork and tackling unrealistic workloads will help to reduce the high turnover of teachers?