ASE responds to the Review of the National Curriculum in England and welcomes your views
The Association for Science Education will be responding to the Review of the National Curriculum in England. Members can share their views on science by logging in to the ASE Forum or by participating in our survey. The responses are forming the backbone of the ASE’s response to government. Don't delay - have your say today! The survey will be online until April 6, 2011.
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 next opportunity to submit applications will be on June 2.
Congratulations to the latest recipients of CSciTeach:
- Dawn Allen
- David Stockwell
- Paul Lloyd
Show your commitment to CPD - Apply today!
Are you planning CPD for the Science department?
These ASE Publications help deliver CPD in school.
Do you have less experienced staff who need support in developing their subject expertise? The ASE/John Murray series, including Teaching Secondary Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and How Science Works, offers essential support for non-specialists and new teachers.
To view these titles and all publications available from ASE, please visit the bookshop
Special Schoolscience Leaders Award for STEM
In association with Data Harvest
What is the value of Science?
This is an invitation for your students to become 'Leaders forSTEM' or 'STEM Reporters' in your school or college. This individual award is open to all students between the ages of 5-19 years, challenging them to investigate how science is of value to the world.
Closing Date: 31st May 2011
For more information, click here.
FREE SCORE resource books
Copies of ‘Practical work in Primary Science’ and ‘Practical work in science’ are still available. To request your FREE copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org including the name and postal address you would like them sent to. Multiple copies are available while stocks last.
More information regarding the FREE CPD programme, including where courses are being run in your region and what is on offer from the Getting Practical partner organisations, is available on the website.
Schoolscience at the Education Show
A very well known figure came by the schoolscience stand. He was very impressed by all the free resources we had to offer.
New competitions include the Great Bug Hunt 2011 and Copper on Film, not to mention the schoolscience Leaders Award for STEM.
New content on the site includes 'The Mystery of Memory' which takes viewers on a journey of discovery, looking at some of the most exciting scientific research being done today on the biological workings of memory. I'Astrofilo is a free webzine that is suitable for 16+ students whilst Rothamstead Research lists available schools activities.
Schoolscience.co.uk is part of ASE Online. It is regularly updated with new resources, so don't forget to come back to see what it can do for you!
Science is the Most Popular Subject at School
On March 16, 2011, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published Attitudes to science: survey of 14-16 year olds. The research, conducted via an online questionnaire, included 500 learners aged 14-16 currently undertaking their GCSEs. It is an overview of what they think about science, scientists and science policy across the UK.
This new survey of 14-16 year olds finds that science is the most popular subject at school. In response to the question, ‘Which is your favourite subject at school or college?’ 16% prefer science (followed by English 12%, Art 9% and Maths 8%). The main appeal is that pupils find science interesting, worthwhile and important. Pupils like the way it explains things and that it is relevant, logical and factual. Other important factors include enthusiastic teachers and stimulating practical work.
The survey also looks at the effect of extra-curricular science clubs and, not surprisingly finds that those engaged in science through clubs and school visits are significantly more likely to study science in the future and consider STEM-related careers.
Since 2000, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and its predecessor Departments have been responsible for funding a series of surveys on Public Attitudes to Science.
To download a copy of the Survey, click here.