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New books launched at ASE Annual Conference

4 January 2012

New books launched at ASE Annual Conference

A series of new books are being launched during the ASE Annual Conference this week from Wednesday 4th January to Saturday 7th January.

The Conference at the University of Liverpool is a great opportunity to browse the books and resources in the ASE's Publications Catalogue and all delegates purchasing books will benefit from special prices!

Make sure you visit the Booksales stand in Mountford Hall (registration point) where authors will be available to talk about their books. Many will also be giving talks and running workshops at the conference.

The books being launched are:

The ASE Guide to Research in Science Education, which complements the highly regarded ASE Guide to Primary Science Education and the ASE Guide to Secondary Science Education. The books give easy access to research that has informed classroom practice. The authors review robust and reliable research evidence that informs the development of science teaching, and will help teachers make decisions about the learning experience they offer their students. The book also shows how teachers can do their own research, on topics pertinent to their classrooms. The guide is a valuable resource for science teachers in training and in their early careers, and for experienced ones undertaking Masters Courses in Science Education. This book will appear in the ASE Online Bookshop later this month.

In 2012, the ASE Science Practice Series has new editions of the three highly regarded Teaching Secondary Biology, Physics and Chemistry. The books are essential reading for the specialist and non-specialist alike who wants to keep at the forefront of their subject. They are practical guides to teaching biology, chemistry, physics and How Science Works, to 11- to 16-year-olds.This new edition of the series is an invaluable resource for newly-qualified teachers, experienced ones looking to extend the range of strategies and approaches they use, or non-specialists looking for support. Teaching Secondary Biology will be available to buy at the conference and orders for Teaching Secondary Physics can be placed. Teaching Secondary Chemistry will be available from March 2012.

ASE members enjoy substantial discounts on all resources in the ASE Online Bookshop. Reviews of new titles can also be read on the ASE Website.

Also newly available is It's Not Fair – or is it and Science Newswise 2.

Science Newswise 2 discusses how the news can support key aims in the science curriculum. It provides teachers with a wealth of practical advice on how best to use news in the classroom. The book is in seven sections and has exemplar lessons and resources to illustrate and support the ideas presented.

It’s Not Fair – or is it? is for all primary and student teachers, and subject leaders who want to know more about science enquiry and how to make it purposeful. The book describes different types of science enquiry and how they help with developing scientific understanding. It will help broaden the range of science enquiries that children experience.