In January 2015, the ASE Annual Conference will be returning to the University of Reading. Be involved in an extensive programme of over 250 CPD events for the science education world. You could showcase useful resources or share advice for leadership, planning and the new curriculum. Submit your session idea online.
ASE has announced several new CPD events for 2014 in addition to TeachMeets, regional meetings and long-established area conferences. Check out our 2 latest events - our area conference at Ipswich School and our regional technician's conference at Silverstone UTC.
Meet our new CEO. Shaun Reason is to become the new Chief Executive of The Association for Science Education. Shaun, who was recently the Chief Executive of a Group Charity and a former headteacher, comments on taking on the exciting new role
- PSQM Schools invited to join the big ITCH read
Is your school a Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) school? Then join in the nationwide school read of Simon Mayo’s children’s novel ITCH and get your hands on free copies for National Science and Engineering Week!
- ASE raises concerns for assessment of fieldwork in new A levels
ASE in a response today to an Ofqual consultation raises concerns over practical work, and particularly fieldwork, in science. The Outdoor Science Working Group (OSWG) welcomes the recognition of the importance of practical work, including fieldwork, but does not support the proposal for the outcomes of practical work assessment to be reported by a separate certificate and not to contribute to the overall A level grade.
- Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock helps students reach for the stars
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock gave the Margaret Collis ASE Primary Science Lecture at ASE Annual Conference 2014. This was a quick start guide to the universe and highlighted the importance of science engagement with primary students.
Science & Education News from the BBC
- Lochhead making Dounreay statement
The Scottish environment secretary is making a statement to MSPs about a radiation problem at a nuclear test reactor in the Highlands.
- Light pollution alters bat behaviour
Light pollution is having an impact on the regeneration of tropical rainforests because it disrupts the behaviour of seed dispersing bats, a study suggests.
- Skull fragments reveal new crocodile
Two fossilised fragments from a crocodile skull found on the Isle of Wight indicate the discovery of a new species, researchers say.
- VIDEO: Fukushima - three years on
Three years after Japan was hit by a massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, is the fear of radiation actually a bigger killer than radiation itself?
- VIDEO: Safe space landing for torch mission
The two cosmonauts, Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, and American astronaut Michael Hopkins, have landed safely after completing their Sochi Olympic torch mission.
- UK joins 'super-microscope' project
The UK government is to allocate up to Â£185m on three international science projects including a 'super-microscope' in Sweden.