As a teacher trainer, the ASE is THE way to keep on top of all that is new and exciting in science education and membership is an essential prerequisite of being fit for the initial teacher education role; you even get to know about issues before they become current in schools. Publications like STE, EiS and SSR are important channels of information, ideas and initiatives critical to the role that I fill.
- Roger Lock
ASE journals are a free benefit of membership and are written by some of the most exciting and experienced science educators in the UK and beyond. They also represent a forum through which members who are not necessarily experienced writers can air their views and share their ideas. ASE journals are designed to keep you up-to-date with what’s happening in science teaching, from new developments in classroom practice to how you can explore ‘hot topics’ with your students.
Can't get enough of EiS? Readers of the ASE's in-house magazine can access additional material in between issues with the online-only EiSXtra.
- Education in Science - 260
Education in Science is the house magazine of the Association for Science Education and is published four times a year (Sep, Nov, Feb, May) with additional material available on the ASE website. In this issue (260) we discuss developing the professional learning community, what space travel can offer students and challenging stereotypes in shcool science.
- Journal of Emergent Science - 9
Summer 2015 (Open Access Journal) - This edition of JES contains four full articles of research carried out in France, Canada and England. Three of these articles use drawings as a research tool, and two look at how fact and ﬁction can be mutually supportive in developing early years understandings. Overall, the four articles help us to understand the complex nature of learning and teaching in the early years.
- Primary Science - 138
Theme: Talking Science
This issue's theme is about 'talking science' on how 'thinking out-loud' can help our learning. Articles feature activities for children that help them learn about science through talk. Topics include evolution, astronomy, using puppets and integrating literacy.
- School Science Review - 357
June 2015 (Issue 357) - ASE's Secondary Science Quarterly Publication - School Science Review (SSR). The theme of this issue is 'Practical Work' - the first in a two part series with guest editor Michael Reiss. Featured articles include:
- Student's attitudes to practical work by age and subject
- Assessment of practical skills
- The Practical work challenge: Incorporating the explicit teaching of evidence in subject content
- Science Leaders' Survival Guide - 2015
This edited and reviewed resource, written by fellow professionals, is the full 2015 edition of the Science Leaders' Survival Guide which includes 10 new topics.
- Science Teacher Education - 73
Science Teacher Education (STE 73) June 2015 - ASE's dedicated online journal for those involved in initial teacher education (ITE) and professional development. This issue focuses on primary education with articles including 'Enacting Darby’s (2005) notion of engaging pedagogy in primary' and improving trainee teacher confidence in teaching physical processes topics.