New professional indemnity insurance offer for ASE members
Members of the ASE can access the insurance expertise of CCV Southampton.
As one of the many benefits of joining the association Insurance Broker CCV Southampton is offering ASE members Professional Indemnity Insurance premiums from as little as £125*, which could cover the cost of membership in some cases.
Annette Smith, the Association for Science Education’s Chief Executive, said: “Here at ASE, we try very hard to make your membership great value for money and I’m very pleased that we are able to help out those members who need Professional Indemnity Insurance.”
Read this article in full and find out how to apply on the ASE Website.
Special prices on books at the ASE Annual Conference
The ASE Annual Conference at the University of Liverpool from 4–7 January 2012, is a great opportunity to browse the books and resources in the association's Publications Catalogue. Authors will be at the Booksales stand to talk about their books and many will be giving talks and running workshops.
All delegates purchasing books at the Conference benefit from special prices! Make sure you visit the Booksales stand in Mountford Hall (registration point).
Purchase a book from the ASE Online Bookshop.
Remember ASE members enjoy substantial discounts on all resources in the online bookshop.
Read reviews of new titles on the ASE Website.
ASE reaction to Government response to commons report
The Association for Science Education (ASE) is disappointed the Government has not shown stronger commitment to ensuring the quality of practical and outdoor work in school science lessons is improved.
The comment comes in reaction to the Government response to the Science and Technology Committee report into Practical experiments in school science lessons and science field trips, to which the ASE contributed evidence.
The committee report issued in September found concerns “that students are not receiving the practical science education necessary to produce the next generation of scientists.”
Read this news in full on the ASE website.
Apply to be a Registered Scientist or Registered Science Technician
The ASE is one of seven professional bodies to be awarded pilot licences by the Science Council for the new registers: Registered Scientist (RSci) and Registered Science Technician (RSciTech).
The pilots will run throughout 2012 after which the Science Council intends to open the registers to other member bodies.
Through these registers the Science Council aims to build a framework of professional standards and recognition across the science workforce.
Thinking of applying? Read our guide to the competencies, education, Continuing Professional Development, Code of Conduct and the next steps you need to take to apply.
For more information, please contact the Registrar, John Lawrence, by emailing: CSciTeach@ase.org.uk
Application forms and other guidance will be made available on the ASE website from January 2012.
See also, the ASE Website NEWS item: ASE pilots new technicians' register.
Nearing Retirement? Don’t lose touch with ASE
Associate Membership is for you if you are not currently employed in science education but have a professional interest in its advancement, or have retired from teaching.
You may have ideas and experiences to share with teachers and students, you may be looking for ways to work with schools, or you may wish to keep up with the advances in science education.
Find out more on the Associate Member section under Membership on the ASE website.
11 – 19 Group Membership - All the ASE benefits for less!
Would you like to reduce the cost of your ASE membership and still receive the same benefits? Would your colleagues like the ASE benefits that you enjoy?
Whether you are a teacher or technician, an existing or aspiring ASE member - you should find out about the 11-19 Group Membership on the ASE website.
Second issue of the Journal of Emergent Science out now!
The second edition of the Journal of Emergent Science ( JES) has been published on the ASE website. JES is a professional research e-journal published by the Emergent Science Network in collaboration with ASE.
The journal focuses on science (including health, technology and engineering) for young children from birth to 8 years of age. The key features of the journal are that it:
• is child-centred.
• focuses on scientific development of children from birth to 8 years of age, considering the transitions from one stage to the next.
• contains easily accessible yet rigorous support for the development of professional skills.
• focuses on effective early years science practice and leadership.
• considers the implications of research into emergent science practice and provision.
• contains exemplars of good learning and development firmly based in good practice.
• supports analysis and evaluation of professional practice.
Articles in the journal highlight the importance of the first learning experiences in science. It attempts to redress the emphasis on secondary science education, especially since science learning starts at birth.
The journal will be published twice a year on the ASE website (www.ase.org.uk); in spring and autumn. During 2012 it will be available by subscription (£30 per year), although all ASE members will continue to receive it free of charge as a membership benefit. Members of the Emergent Science Network will also be able to access the journal at no cost. Details of how to subscribe can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org
The first edition can also be found on the ASE website, in the primary area.
Do pass this information on to teachers and students working with children from birth to 8 years of age.
06 Dec 2011
Britain’s greatest Olympian will join a host of influential figures in science education at the ASE’s Annual Conference in January.
11 Nov 2011
What the Romans Did For Us presenter to give Primary Science Teaching Awards at ASE's January Conference.
23 Nov 2011
Outgoing ASE President Professor Steve Jones will take part in a panel discussion on The Future for Fieldwork in Science Education at the ASE’S Annual Conference.
12 Dec 2011
ASE's Annual Conference Gold Partner OCR presents Professor Hal Sosabowski, one of the foremost Chemistry demonstrators in the UK.
21 Nov 2011
Chair of the Royal Society Education Committee to deliver their keynote speech at the ASE’S Annual Conference in Liverpool in January.
25 Nov 2011
Browse our vast array of exhibitors’ stands absolutely free!
07 Dec 2011
Presenters share their science education research projects and findings at the ASE Annual Conference, in the prestigious Research Seminar Series.
29 Nov 2011
MP Andrew Miller, Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee is taking part in a panel discussion with ASE president Professor Steve Jones.
05 Dec 2011
Chair of the Health and Safety Executive Judith E Hackitt, CBE to give the ASE Science Education Policy Lecture at our annual conference in January.
24 Nov 2011
Ofsted’s recently appointed National Adviser for Science Brian Cartwright HMI, will kick off the NAIGS day at the ASE Annual Conference in January.