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ASE issues response to Government's education white paper

Thu. 26/05/16

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

Thu. 12/05/16

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

Fri. 06/05/16

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.

Fieldwork virtual reality research project: volunteers needed

Fri. 29/04/16

We're looking for volunteers for a new school-based research project on the potential use of Google Expeditions in secondary science and geography.

Wanted: Editor for Science Teacher Education

Tue. 26/04/16

Science Teacher Education (STE) is an online publication for all concerned with the pre-service education, induction and professional development of science teachers. We are looking for an enthusiastic editor to maintain and develop the quality of the journal content.

Nominations for ASE Committees

Thu. 21/04/16

One of the major advantages of membership of ASE is the opportunity to share your expertise with your colleagues. Getting involved as a Trustee or Education Group member, or on one of the many committees and specialist groups, will challenge your strategic thinking and put you at the heart of steering ASE’s direction into the future.

Creating opportunities for practical and investigative science

Fri. 08/04/16

Activities to support science departments to integrate engaging and purposeful activities within their current schemes of learning.

Call for nominations to the Quality and Audit Committee

Tue. 05/04/16

There are two vacancies on Quality and Audit Committee (Q&A). We hope members will consider if they could support the Association through their membership.

Our Committee Report to Members - March 2016

Wed. 30/03/16

Read about the work of our committees, their priorities and their future plans. Our dedicated committees and specialist groups work on behalf on the whole of our professional network. Their expertise and experience forms part of ASE’s voice. Each committee has issued a short update for members.

Congratulations to our NSTA Scholarship Winner

Thu. 24/03/16

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Scholarship is Douglas Napolitano-Cremin. Doug is Head of Science at Ashmole Academy in London. He will be flying out to Nashville next week

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