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Researchers in Residence

Researchers in Residence

 

Please note the announcement (4 July 2011) regarding the future of Research Councils UK’s (RCUK) Researchers in Residence programme. The focus over the next six months of the RinR scheme will be to complete as many placements as possible for those researchers and schools that have already applied to take part before the scheme closes on the 13 January 2012. Because of this, RinR is now closed to any further applications.

 

 For further information, please click here.

NAIGS

NAIGS

Please note, the NAIGS website has now been moved to the ASE Website. 

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Language of Measurement - Terminology used in school science investigations

Language of Measurement - Terminology used in school science investigations

This book provides essential support for teachers preparing for the new GCSE assessments.

 

The terminology around measurement in the GCSE 2011 science specifications from AQA, Edexcel and OCR is heavily informed by ASE's publication the Language of Measurement produced in partnership with the Nuffield Foundation.

 

This concise book is designed to help teachers become confident about the special terminology associated with practical investigations, when it should be used, and what specific terms mean.

To view extracts of the book click here  http://www.gettingpractical.org.uk/Books.php

 

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An authentic voice

I went this week to give evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology about practical science in the auspicious surroundings of the Thatcher Room in Portcullis House.

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2011 Primary Science Teacher Awards Now Open

The Awards recognise excellence in Primary Science Teaching. Deadline for nominations: 7th October 2011. Click here for more information

ASE recognises positive A level science results

ASE recognises positive A level science results

18 Aug 2011

ASE congratulates all the young people who have achieved excellent A level results in the sciences and STEM subjects, and recognises the high quality teaching that underpins these results.

Lynne Horton becomes Chair of ASE

Lynne Horton becomes Chair of ASE

01 Aug 2011

Lynne Horton CSciTeach becomes the new Chair of the ASE

ASE Annual Conference 2012

ASE Annual Conference 2012

09 Aug 2011

The ASE Annual Conference, the leading science education CPD event of the year, will be held on Wednesday 4th - Saturday 7th January 2012 at the University of Liverpool.

YOU are ASE…over to YOU!

YOU are ASE…over to YOU!

23 Jun 2011

The membership survey, which will help shape the future of ASE, has now closed.

New Book: It’s Not Fair – or is it?

New Book: It’s Not Fair – or is it?

04 Jul 2011

Written and edited by Jane Turner, Brenda Keogh, Stuart Naylor and Liz Lawrence with contributions from The ASE Primary Science Committee, It’s Not Fair – or is it? is a guide to developing children’s ideas through primary science enquiry.

Have you participated in #asechat yet?

Have you participated in #asechat yet?

18 Jul 2011

#asechat is a weekly online science education discussion group. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion and share their ideas using Twitter.

National Science & Engineering Week Information Sessions

National Science & Engineering Week Information Sessions

31 Aug 2011

Every year over a million people attend NSEW events, the UK’s widest grassroots celebration of science and engineering. It next takes place from 9-18 March 2012 and the theme will be "Our World in Motion".

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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.

West Midlands Prestige Lecture 2011

The limits of science
West Midlands Prestige Lecture 2011
7pm, 19 Oct 2011
Thinktank
Birmingham
Does the scientific method have limits, or can it elucidate every possible question?
There are those, like Peter Medawar, who argue that there are domains of human experience where its writ does not run. In this free talk, Professor Atkins will argue the opposite: that the application of science is without limit, and that it can elucidate all the great questions of being. These include the origin of the universe, its purpose, the activities within it, its comprehensibility, and its destiny.
This year the West Midlands British Science Association Prestige Lecture will be given by Professor Peter Atkins. The talk will be based upon his recent book: On Being: A scientist's exploration of the great questions of existence
As well as several popular chemistry textbooks, Professor Atkins has written science books for the general public including Atkins' Molecules and Galileo's Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science.
He is also a well-known atheist.
Booking is essential: http://wmprestigelecture.eventbrite.com
Event organised by West Midlands British Science Association

ASE Cymru Conference 2011

9th August til 8th October 2011

 

Antarctica
A day about Antarctica for science teachers, teacher trainees,
science communicators and other interested professionals.

Click here for further info

Yorkshire & the Humber Learning Outside the Classroom Teacher Taster

12th October 2011

 

This half day event at the Deep in Hull is offering learning outside the classroom talks, practical demonstrations and group activities for teachers, NQTs and ITT students in Yorkshire and the Humber

Click here for further info

“The Importance of the Science Department within the general inspection framework”

13 October 2011 - 4.30pm
The Department of Education,
 Swansea Metropolitan University,Townhill Campus SA2 0UT
“The Importance of the Science Department within the general inspection framework”
 
Ceri Jones,H.M.I
 
Estyn is the office of Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales. They are independent of, but funded by, the National Assembly for Wales. The purpose of Estyn is to inspect quality and standards in education and training in Wales. Estyn provides a nationwide perspective on education and training in Wales. Thematic inspections and reviews gather specialised evidence to help  provide advice to the Welsh Assembly Government.
Each year, Estyn  publishes around 15 thematic reports which look at specific areas of education and training and set out recommendations. Ceri Jones, Her Majesty's Inspector of Education and Training in Wales will discuss how inspectors evaluate their use of skills, departmental marking, self assessment and peer assessment

Cerian Angharad

Mobile phone:  07870351212
ASE Field Officer Wales  Swyddog Maes ASE Cymru
cerianangharad@ase.org.uk

COMIC SCIENCE - AN EVENING OF FUNNY SCIENCE AND SCIENTIFIC COMEDY!

It's holiday time time for :
COMIC SCIENCE - AN EVENING OF FUNNY SCIENCE AND SCIENTIFIC COMEDY!
 
Venue: Dempsey's Irish Bar, Castle Street, Cardiff (upstairs)
Date: Tuesday 16th August 2011
Time: 7:30pm onwards
 
Pythagoras' Trousers proudly presents a special evening of entertainment!
 
Hosted by Dr. Dean Burnett, this evening will feature great local talent in the form of comedians doing science and scientists doing comedy. It's being recorded especially for broadcast on Radio Cardiff on the August Bank Holiday weekend and once again, we need an audience!
 
It would be great to see as many people there as possible so please join us for a guaranteed enjoyble evening!
 
For more information, please contact rhys.phillips@radiocardiff.org or phone Rhys on 07796178219.

How can you organise a Science or STEM Club? and details about National Science and Engineering Week

29 September 2011
Joint meeting ASE / British Science Association  
How can you organise a Science or STEM Club? and details about National Science and Engineering Week
This year’s NSEW theme is ‘our world in motion’.
Bangor: Conference Room, Trefenai, Normal Site, School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2PZ on 29 September
•         Find out about British Science Association support and funding for schools in challenging circumstances that help take the hard work out of organising excellent events
•         NSEW is a great time to plan your science activity week and take part in national projects from the British Science Association
•         Generate a real buzz in school around science or create an inclusive event for the local community
Benefits:
•         Details of funding schemes you could apply for
•         Hands-on activity ideas for young people
•         Details of the 2012 theme ‘our world in motion’ and mass participation activities
•         Free resources for organisers
•         Additional NSEW projects you can take part in
•         Case-study from an existing NSEW event organiser
For more information http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/web/NSEW/AboutNSEW/InfoSessions/index.htm?source=RO&creative=infosess

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