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The Association for Science Education (ASE)
is a professional association in the United Kingdom for teachers of science and science
technicians. The association was formed in 1963 and is
a member of the UK Science Council.==Aims==
The Royal Charter of the Association for Science Education States,
“The objects and purposes for which The Association is hereby constituted are the promotion of
education by the following means: (a) by improving the teaching of science and
(b) by providing an authoritative medium through which opinions of teachers of science may
be expressed on educational matters and (c) by affording means of communication among
all persons and bodies of persons concerned with the teaching of science in particular
and with education in general.”==History==
The ASE formed in 1963 by the merger of the Science Masters Association and the Association
of Women Science Teachers. The Association for Science Education can
trace its origins back to 1900. The first Annual Meeting was held in January
1901 which then led to the formation of the Association of Public School Science Masters. Incorporated by Royal Charter in October 2004,
the ASE operates as a Registered Charity. The history of the ASE can be found in two
publications: Interpreters of Science by David Layton and, published to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of the association, Advancing Science Education: the first fifty years of
the Association for Science Education, Edited by Edgar Jenkins and Valerie Wood-Robinson. The Patron of the Association is HRH Prince
Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG,PC,KT, GMBE, FRS.==Activities==
The Association promotes improvements in science education and education in general, specifically
through advice and support for teachers, technicians and others with meetings and conferences,
journals and resources, curriculum and professional development programmes and contributions to
research and policy debates.===Bookshop===
The ASE is a specialist publisher for the science education market. This includes approximately 200 titles ranging
from Primary to Secondary and Post 16 science education.===Journals===
The ASE produces four journals which not only keep members up to date with developments
in science education but also provide ideas and tips for the delivery of science education. Their journals include: Education in Science – the in house journal
keeping members up to date with ASE developments. Primary Science (previously: Primary Science
Review) – aimed at the primary sector, giving ideas for lessons and developments in primary
science education. School Science Review – aimed at the secondary
sector, giving ideas for lessons and developments in primary science education. Science Teacher Education – aimed at providers
of initial teacher training and aims to inform and contribute to the development of science
teacher education in all phases of education.===Annual Conference===
The annual conference attracts over 3000 delegates and include 350+ talks and workshops ranging
from academic lectures and exhibitions, to a social programme and themed days.==Governance==
An elected Education Group governs and controls the affairs of the Association. The Education Group advises the Trustees on
all aspects of science education. Its 30 members represent all sectors of the
science education community and speaks authoritatively on behalf of the Association. The group is led by the Chair of the Association
and meets 3 times a year. The Chair of the Association is elected by
the membership and serves a term of one year. The Trustee Body has responsibility for ensuring
that ASE works properly as a charity, that the finances are properly regulated and monitored
and the appropriate policies are in place. The trustees meets 3 times a year and consists
of 11 member trustees.===List of Presidents and Association Chairs
from 1963-2016=====Awards==
The ASE is involved with many awards including: Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach)
Registered Scientist Registered Science
Technician==See also==
Glossary of areas of mathematics Glossary of astronomy
Glossary of biology Glossary of chemistry
Glossary of engineering Glossary of physics

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