ASE Annual Conference 2011
The Association for Science Education (ASE) Annual Conference was held at the University of Reading on Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 January 2011 and brought together the leading players from the science education arena.
“It was a great conference and it was great to see so many international delegates this year. We had over 3,000 people in attendance and the lectures and workshops were well received so it was a great success and we look forward to next year’s conference,” said Annette Smith, Chief Executive of the ASE.
We look forward to seeing everyone next year in Liverpool!
Presentations, photos and videos are now available on the Annual Conference page.
Are you a Chartered Science Teacher?
CSciTeach is a chartered designation which recognises the unique combination of skills, knowledge, understanding and expertise that is required by individuals involved in the specific practice and advancement of science teaching and learning. The deadline for CSciTeach in 2011 is March 3. The next deadline for applications is June 2.
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An indispensible and bestselling resource – every primary school needs at least one copy!This 4th edition of the essential handbook builds firmly on the previous edition but places more emphasis on using science and technology to teach health and safety. There are new sections on under-5s, primary/secondary liaison and advice for schools with access to more specialist facilities. The section on science outside the classroom has been expanded, as has the section on making things, which now includes work on textiles and ceramics. To download the full contents list, Introduction and sample pages, click here.
The 2011 Catalogue is now available. Click here to browse all publications.
Get your free USB stick of chemistry resources
The LabSkills project is drawing to a close and many schools and FE colleges across the UK have not yet registered to receive their FREE USB stick of chemistry resources supporting lab work and practical activities.
Visit www.discoverlabskills.org to register and make the most of this great opportunity.
Get involved with Getting Practical!
Get involved with the FREE, local, Getting Practical CPD on offer around England. Visit the website to see where and when courses are happening in your region. Visit the resources section for inspiring and engaging practical activity suggestions. To find out more about ‘Getting Practical for Primary Teachers,’ read the article in the latest issue of Primary Science.
New resources on schoolscience.co.uk this month!
OpenGeoscience is a useful set of free resources from the British Geological Survey. View maps, download photographs, data and more.
New from the Medical Research Council, Virtual Lab. Try your hand at growing colonies of stem cells.
Search the Research Focus tab for useful resources on relativity and GPS satellites.
The Great Bug Hunt, a new exciting primary competition, will be launched at the end of the month. For more information, check out the competitions page at the end of the month!
On schoolscience.co.uk, we have new content each and every week, all checked for suitability and put in the relevant age groups and subject areas for your ease, so enabling you to teach and learn with confidence – it really is the site where things never stand still!
Primary Science Quality Mark
Want to participate in the Primary Science Quality Mark as a school in 2011? Click here to register your interest. ASE membership is needed in order to take part. Benefits include a range of support for primary schools like publications, conferences and advice on curriculum and policy.
Researchers in Residence for NSEW
Why not arrange a Researchers in Residence placement at your school for National Science and Engineering Week (11-20th March 2011)? The RinR scheme is available to all UK secondary schools and is free of charge. To take part, register online at www.researchersinresidence.ac.uk stating which subject area is of interest to your school. You will then be matched up with a relevant PhD or Post Doctoral researcher from a local university. After an initial meeting to discuss what you both hope to get out of the placement, the researcher will prepare a range of activities designed to engage your pupils in a flexible way that works around the needs of the classroom.
For more information or to register for the scheme visit www.researchersinresidence.ac.uk or call 0845 365 7470.You can also follow us on Twitter at @ResinRes
Science Across the World now has an enhanced presence on the ASE website - stay tuned for more news and events.
Health and Safety Resources for ASE members are also being continually updated.
ASE's resources are all a part of ASE Online. Professional Development initiatives such as CSciTeach, PSQM and Getting Practical are also available via the ASE website.
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Café ASE is an informal new discussion event that aims to provide ASE members with a forum to express their views on science education. Based on the Café Scientifique model, the meetings will start with a short presentation from an influential teacher or policy maker and then open up into a discussion, with questions and comments from the audience. Paul Black, KCL, will be doing the first talk, ‘How Should We Assess Science in Schools?’ on Thursday 10th February 2011 at 6.45pm at Waterstones Bookshop (2nd Floor), Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ. Admission is free. You don’t need tickets, just turn up. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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