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- The Great Bug Hunt Begins
An opportunity for 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!
- A response to the Department for Education consultation on strengthening Qualified Teacher Status and improving career progression for teachers
ASE welcomes the spirit of the consultation in proposing ‘options to strengthen development and career progression for all teachers, throughout their careers……making teaching as attractive as possible to prospective teachers…….developing existing teachers and supporting them to stay in the profession.’ We agree that there needs to be significant improvements to career progression offered to all teachers, which will benefit recruitment, and more importantly, retention.
- Science books that changed the world
To celebrate World Book Day today we asked our science education community to name one science book that they feel has changed the way in which we see the world. Our voters also suggested other highly influential science books. Our most voted book suggestion:On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin M.A. (1859)
- Job Opportunity: Editor for Science Teacher Education
ASE invites applications for the position of Editor of Science Teacher Education (STE). This unique subscription online journal is for all those concerned with the pre-service education, induction and professional development of science teachers
- Good Practical Science – making it happen
The Association for Science Education is pleased to announce support from The Gatsby Foundation to be involved in a new project producing guidance to enable secondary science departments and school leadership to develop their own written policy for practical science.
- Our New Year’s Message and the launch of #SciTeacherSOS
As you come back from the festive break, there can be a sinking feeling at the prospect of more lesson planning, endless meetings and the not so far off shadow of the exam season and whether you will meet your performance targets. You would be forgiven for thinking “How will I cope with all this?”
- Best wishes for the festive period and see you in the new year!
As I reach the half-way point in my year as Chair of the Association can I wish you all a restful holiday and a New Year full of learning, networking, and exciting science.
- Our Top 5 Science Stocking Fillers
Give the gift of a great science read this Christmas.
There's lots of stocking fillers in the ASE bookshop for that special scientist (little or big) in your life!
- ASE Book Award 2017 Shortlist
The ASE Book of the Year Award, now in its second year, delivers four more exceptional reads that support the vision of 'science for all'.
- Members' Update: Committees Report - Winter 2017
In addition to our Trustees and Education Group, ASE has several dedicated committees and specialist groups who work on behalf on the whole of our professional network. Their expertise and experience forms part of ASE’s voice. Each committee periodically issues a short update for members about the work they are undertaking on their behalf.