ASE's certificate of continuing professional development

7th September 2001 at 01:00
THE Association for Science Education's Certificate of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is designed for teachers in their second year and onwards. It takes two years and can be integrated into normal classroom practice.

Participants develop their own targets in seven areas, with the help of school colleagues: Subject knowledge and understanding; Classroom science; Developing of teaching and assessment skills; Understanding of teaching and learning; The wider curriculum; Management skills; Self-management skills.

They work on school-based activities to develop these goals and report on them regularly to a school-based mentor (usually their head of department). The mentor, however, is a critical friend with no formal assessment role.

After an initial face-to-face induction meeting for all participants and mentors, participants are required to make progress reports to an online assessor.

The second year begins with another face-to-face meeting, establishing more advanced goals, and concludes with submission of a portfolio, recording all activities.

There are no written examinations. Options in the second year include an Open University masters module (worth 30 points).

The cost per participant for two years is pound;600. A special introductory offer is pound;300 for ASE members and pound;350 for non-members. This includes continuous online support and the two day-conferences. The OU module will be pound;350 but the cost will be subsidised. Details from ASE INSET services, Barclays Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry CV4 7EZ. Tel: 02476 690053. E-mail:

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