Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

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The interest of young people in science is developed by inspiring and knowledgeable teachers and technicians. From local events to national policy, we are a professional community dedicated to supporting excellence in science teaching and learning.

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is an active membership body that has been supporting all those involved in science education from pre-school to higher education for over 100 years; members include teachers, technicians, tutors and advisers.  We are a Registered Charity with a Royal Charter, owned by our members and independent of government. We are a powerful voice for science education professionals in order to make a positive and influential difference to the teaching and learning of science throughout the UK and further afield.


Fostering a community of professional support - we bring together the science teaching community (teachers, technicians, researchers and teacher educators) from within the UK and internationally to promote collaboration, share best practice and facilitate access to expertise and knowhow. We do this through our regional teams, membership committees, conferences, activities and communications.

Professional Development opportunities - The ASE offers a comprehensive learning journey for all those with an interest and career in science education. We offer continuous professional development through events, publications, projects, online webinars and workshops. In addition, we offer professional registration, and there are many and varied opportunities to grow skills through direct involvement with the ASE itself.

Advocacy and Projects: ASE is the voice of the science education community – we work to raise the profile of science teaching and learning and champion the needs of those working across science education. We work closely with partners, policy makers and stakeholders to help shape science education policy and practice and to highlight the key challenges facing our community, drawing on research and evidence to inform our policy activities.

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