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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.

EiS Xtra

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 - 261Education in Science - 261

Theme: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
ASE's quarterly house magazine with additional material available on the ASE website. In this issue we discuss strategies for supporting students with SEND. In a separate feature we look at the international perspective of science education with examples from Finland and Estonia.

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Journal of Emergent Science - 9Journal 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.

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Primary Science - 140Primary Science - 140

Theme: Into the meting pot!
This issue takes a look at primary science assessment practice and introduces the new "Science Swap Shop". These are pull-out activities you can use in the classroom straight away.

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School Science Review - 358School Science Review - 358

Theme: Practical Work
September 2015 (Issue 358) The issue continues the theme of Practical Work with guest editor Michael Reiss. Featured articles include encouraging practical work through CPD, research science in schools and how innovation can take place in out-of-school science.

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Science Leaders' Survival Guide - 2015Science 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.

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Science Teacher Education - 73Science 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.

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