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ASE welcomes international delegation from Beijing

3 April 2014

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

Incoming Chief Executive, Shaun Reason, welcomed the delegation that was here to discuss mutual science educational issues. Shaun said, “The ASE has many links with science associations from other countries, as much of our work and projects do have international relevance. We feel that in developing these networks we can gain insights into professional practice that can be used to benefit our members and to help them to deliver excellence in the teaching and learning of science.” 

Teng Chen, Vice-Counsel of BAST and Wenxuan Ma from the Beijing Development Center of Popular Science, stated that following these productive discussions with the ASE they now hope to encourage an information-exchange by sending a number of Beijing teachers to future ASE Annual Conferences. They are also keen for the ASE to take part in Beijing Teachers’ Forums at forthcoming BAST events in China.  

BAST Visit to ASE Head Office April 2014

(From left Wenxuan Ma, Xiaopeng Lu, Minglun Chen, Teng Chen, Shaun Reason, Marianne Cutler, Liz Lawrence, Xiaoliang Wang)

Shaun takes up his post on 1st May. The outgoing Chief Executive, Annette Smith, is currently attending the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Boston, U.S. as the ASE continues to expand its international network. 

You can read more about BAST on their website. 

An extensive list of International Science Education Associations can be found on the ICASE website. 

ASE Global Resources 

Science Across the World

Science across the World brings an international dimension to science education in schools and colleges.

Global Learning

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It makes you think

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