ASE Newsletter 28 April 2011
 

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The Association for Science Education is a dynamic community of teachers, technicians, and other professionals supporting science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. The ASE is an independent and open forum for debate and a powerful force to promote excellence in science teaching and learning, with unique benefits for members. 

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New book - Science Newswise

New book - Science Newswise

Exploring ‘science in the news’ will enliven and enrich your teaching. By equipping young people to engage critically with the science in the news you are preparing them for living and learning in a media saturated world. Science Newswise 2 is written by leading science educators – Ruth Jarman and Billy McClune.

To download the full contents list and sample pages, please click here. Science Newswise 2 will be available for purchase in early May.

 To view all publications available from ASE, please click here.

Cafe ASE presents Progression from Primary to Secondary Science: a Clash of Cultures?

Cafe ASE presents Progression from Primary to Secondary Science: a Clash of Cultures?

Prof Derek Bell will present Progression from Primary to Secondary Science: a Clash of Cultures? on Thursday 12th May 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.

Based on the Café Scientifique model, Café ASE starts with a short presentation from an influential teacher or policy maker and then opens up into a discussion, with questions and comments from the audience.

 Spread the word! Print the poster and display it in your prep room or staff room.

Call for Papers - Science Education Research

Call for Papers - Science Education Research

Research Seminar Series Promoted by the ASE Research Committee at the ASE Annual Conference 2012

We welcome papers or poster presentations on science education research topics. We hope to have contributions from teacher educators, teachers, higher education degree students and from colleagues involved with curriculum development and evaluation.

The deadline for abstract submission is May 31. Final conference seminar papers to be submitted by 30th September 2011.

 For more information, including how to submit, please click here.

New issue of EiS: Takeaway Conference

New issue of EiS: Takeaway Conference

If you missed the 2011 Conference, why not catch up on what you missed by looking at the April issue of Education in Science, out now?

 Click here to view the latest edition.

Want to participate in the Primary Science Quality Mark as a school in 2011?

Want to participate in the Primary Science Quality Mark as a school in 2011?

Click here to register your interest for the September round of applications. 200 schools have submitted their application and they are currently being reviewed. 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.

 For more information, click here.

ASE News

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After the call – life at ASE post the National Curriculum review call for evidence

The responses to the National Curriculum review call for evidence have been submitted, on time and to a very high standard.

ASE News

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Develop your leadership skills with the ASE

Develop your leadership skills with the ASE

19 Apr 2011

Nominations are now open for our new Council and Chair-elect.

Press Release: The ASE responds to the review of the National Curriculum in England

Press Release: The ASE responds to the review of the National Curriculum in England

15 Apr 2011

The response reflects the views of practising teachers and experts in the field of science education following consultation with our membership and committees.

Ambition AXA Awards Launched

Ambition AXA Awards Launched

14 Apr 2011

The Ambition AXA Awards have been launched to find very talented 11 to 18-year-olds who deserve the opportunity to shine.

The ASE welcomes your views on practical experiments and school science lessons

The ASE welcomes your views on practical experiments and school science lessons

15 Apr 2011

The ASE will be making a submission and would like feedback from members by May 5, 2011. Please participate in our survey, which features the Committee’s focus questions, in order to assist the ASE with its submission. To view more information about the inquiry, please click here.

2011 Primary Science Teacher Awards Now Open

2011 Primary Science Teacher Awards Now Open

12 Apr 2011

Nominations are invited for the AZSTT Primary Science Teaching Awards 2011. The six Primary Science Teacher Awards recognise excellence in Primary Science Teaching.

The ASE welcomes your views on CSciTeach

The ASE welcomes your views on CSciTeach

11 Apr 2011

The ASE would like you to participate in our survey, which aims to find what you think about Chartered Science Teacher status (CSciTeach).

Set yourself apart – apply for CSciTeach!

Set yourself apart – apply for CSciTeach!

04 Apr 2011

Alison Wass, Secondary science teacher consultant, considers her CSciTeach designation as one of her best achievements.

ASE Events

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ASE Regional Events

Visit your region page to find local events, regional forums, documents, and links. Click here to view a list of upcoming regional events.

Save the Date: Upcoming Conferences

Primary Science Annual Conference 
June 13, 2011 at NSLC, York

ASE London and South East Area Science and CPD Conference
24th June 2011 in Guildford

NAIGS conference
30th June & 1st July 2011 in Durham City

National Technicians Conference in association with the NSLC 
July 7 & 8, 2011 in York

ATSE Conference 
Aug 22 - 24, 2011 in Hatfield

ASE Annual Conference 2012
January 4-7, 2012 at University of Liverpool

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