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- The Great Bug Hunt 2016 - Winning schools announced.
We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Great Bug Hunt competition. The competition, organised by the Association for Science Education and the Royal Entomological Society, takes science learning out of the classroom and brings it to life outdoors.
- Copper Curiosity
Congratulations to the winning student entries in this curiosity-driven copper competition. ASE is pleased to support this long-standing competition from the Copper Development Association.
- Calling all biology teachers – what are you doing about fieldwork?
Developing fieldwork skills are essential for a rounded experience of biology, and they are a requirement for A level biology assessment. As part of ASE’s commitment to the Year of Fieldwork, we are encouraging A level biology teachers to take part in this 10 minute survey.
- ASE President Announced in Queen's Birthday Honours
Professor Danielle George, ASE President 2016 and professor of radio frequency engineering at the University of Manchester, was honoured for her contribution to engineering through public engagement last week.
- Member Elections - Vote for the next Chair of the Association
The Chair is a vital role of the Association and the candidate is an elected representative for the thousands of members ASE supports and the wider science education community. Two candidates have been announced and the vote has now opened for members. Members are also asked to vote for their representatives on the Quality and Audit Committee.
- Exam Boards voice support for the Language of Mathematics in Science
New guidance published today aims to improve the use of mathematics in the science curriculum for pupils aged 11-16. In statements today the leading awarding bodies have issued formal support for the guidance.
- Science Book Lovers Wanted
This new award has been designed to celebrate science writing that educates and inspires science learners of all ages. The award will initially be presented at our prestigious annual conference which will raise the profile of science publishing and showcase the best authors to our members and non-members.
- ASE issues response to Government's education white paper
In this response we welcome aspects of the Government's proposals, including greater support for teachers during their early careers, more professional freedom and recognition of the importance of high quality professional development. However we have raised concerns that there is a lack of evidence to support the proposed mechanisms for achieving these ambitions. We outline the need to provide a broad and balanced curriculum within a local context. We argue that Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) should be retained and a further consideration of ITT provision is required. Our response includes 5 recommendations to Government.
- The Great Bug Hunt Returns for 2016
This competition for Primary Schools encourages pupils to get outside to learn more about living things and their habitats and to use the outdoor classroom. Simply identify a local habitat, get the pupils to explore and discover the minibeasts (bugs) that live there, draw them and record their findings – it’s that easy!
- ASE Annual Conference 2017: Call for Proposals
Have you got an idea that you would like to share with science teachers? You could showcase new resources, support colleagues with the latest subject knowledge or share advice for leadership, planning and the curriculum. Everyone is welcome to submit asession idea. The Conference is an ideal opportunity to present new and exciting ideas to fellow science educators. Last year we hosted over 400 lectures, workshops, lab sessions and breakouts and had almost 3000 visitors.