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
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.
- Day 3 at ASE Annual Conference 2014 - Gallery now online
Day 3 of ASE Annual Conference 2014. View the galley now. Not registered? You can still book Saturday 11th January.
Science & Education News from the BBC
- VIDEO: Restoring peat bogs to prevent floods
Roger Harrabin looks how the Exmoor peat bogs are being restored to help soak up water â preventing it running off into rivers and causing flooding further downstream.
- Tree storm damage 'worst since 1987'
This winter's extreme winds caused the biggest loss of trees in in more than 20 years, according to the National Trust.
- Teenage elephant mums 'are fitter'
Elephants that give birth as teenagers die younger, but are fitter than mothers that delay, scientists say.
- Taking the war out of global warming
Are climate âscepticsâ ready to accept more of the science?
- Careless farming 'adding to floods'
The UK government is discussing new rules to stop farmers contributing to flooding through poor land management.
- Malaria 'spreading to new altitudes'
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.