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- Brenda Keogh - A Tribute
Our much-loved friend and colleague, Brenda Keogh, died recently after a brave battle with cancer. Brenda was a great supporter of ASE and an inspiration to all of those involved in primary science education.
- New Curriculum Question Time – Your questions answered
Is the new National Curriculum an improvement? What is the impact of no science coursework? How will the National Curriculum develop future researchers? Responses from a panel of experts.
- The future of fieldwork – have your say
Fieldwork is an essential part of effective practical work in science and ASE is pleased to support the Field Studies Council’s anniversary event to mark 70 years of inspiring environmental understanding. Join the debate online.
- ASE’s voice leads science education policy in 2013
Throughout 2013, ASE have spoken out about key science education policy developments in the National Curriculum, qualifications and assessment, school and college workforces, and the school system. All ASE's policy work is informed by our members.
- Brian Cartwright HMI joins us for Curriculum Question Time
Ask your questions about the new curriculum to a panel of experts, including Brian Cartwright HMI, involved in developing the new Science curriculum. The event takes place at the Institute of Education, London and is free to attend. Limited places available. Book online.
- Teaching the history of the universe! Don't miss Dr Francisco Diego at ASE Annual Conference 2014
ASE are delighted to announce that popular astronomer, TV presenter and UCL Research fellow, Dr Francisco Diego, will be speaking at the Annual Conference on his new project Think Universe: All is One with science teacher, Shirin Sheikh-Bahai. This project is a novel and simple teaching approach to all natural sciences focusing on selected milestones from the history of the universe!
- ASE Members get 20% discounts on Primary Curriculum 2014 events
ASE have teamed up with Pearson and Cambridge Primary Review Trust to offer ASE members a fantastic 20% discount on all the upcoming Primary Curriculum 2014 Events.
- ASE Member wins prestigious award for research
Professor Justin Dillon from King’s College London and an ASE member since 1980, has been recognised for his outstanding contributions to research in environmental education.
- Primary assessment and accountability under the new national curriculum
ASE responds to Government's consultation on primary assessment and accountability under the new national curriculum. Making recommendations for teacher assessment, national curriculum tests, progress measures and accountability.
- ASE has concerns for the position of science education in Northern Ireland
In Northern Ireland, students are not required to study any science beyond age 14. This contrasts starkly with the rest of the UK and many other countries. At primary level, the lack of any prescription for science has resulted in less content being taught and an insufficient emphasis on science teaching within an enquiry based context.