Journal of Emergent Science

Editors: Jane Johnston and Sue Dale Tunnicliffe

The Primary Science Teaching Trust is now a partner with the ASE in the production of the Journal of Emergent Science (JES).

The Journal of Emergent Science has a research focus on primary age learners and we see it as a pivotal step in supporting and promoting research amongst practising teachers. By giving teachers open access to JES, teachers will be able to access evidence-based research that will inform their teaching practice. We would like to welcome Professor Suzanne Gatt and Dr. Amanda McCrory as new co-editors from July 2016.

Key features of the journal:

  • child-centred;
  • focuses on scientific development of children from birth to 11 years of age whilst considering the transitions from one stage to the next;
  • contains easily accessible yet rigorous support for the development of professional skills;
  • focuses on effective early years science practice and leadership;
  • considers the implications of research into emergent science practice and provision;
  • contains exemplars of good learning and development firmly based in good practice;
  • supports analysis and evaluation of professional practice.

If you would like to contribute to the Journal of Emergent Science, please feel free to contact us - we would love to hear from you.

2015-2016

Journal of Emergent Science - 10

Winter 2015-16 (Open Access Journal) - In this issue, one contribution discusses briefly how research, particularly in biology in this case, can help teachers of all kinds to elicit the developing concepts of learners and build further interaction into these. This issue also reprints an invited editorial from the American Biology Teacher, which considers how important it is to build the curriculum upwards from the early observations of children, rather than simplify the scientist’s science.

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2014

Journal of Emergent Science - 8

Winter 2014 (Issue 8) - The Journal of Emergent Science (JES) is a biannual publication produced by the Emergent Science Network that focuses on effective early years science practice. This issue's main article investigates how Children discover the world surrounding them from very early childhood, as they observe, listen and experience what is in their everyday environment. Further articles discuss understanding of species metamorphoses and young children’s views of creativity.

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Journal of Emergent Science - 7

June 2014 (Issue 7) - The Journal of Emergent Science (JES) is a biannual publication produced by the Emergent Science Network that focuses on effective early years science practice. This issue's main article investigates using drama techniques when teaching science in the early years. This issue looks at relevant research papers presented at the ICASE World Science Conference 2013 and ESERA Conference 2013.

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2013

Journal of Emergent Science - 5

Issue 5 of the Journal of Emergent Science (JES)looks at Pre­schoolers’ construction of operational definitions in magnetism, making sense of the natural world with seeds and plant germination, the new primary curriculum and building scientific meanings through the Solar System.

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Journal of Emergent Science - 6

December 2013 Issue 6 of the Journal of Emergent Science (JES) looks at pedagogical approaches to the development of predictions and hypotheses in Early Years education, the recognition and naming of plants and animals by 4 year olds, role of 3 dimensional mind maps and how to develop scientific curiosity in 3–7 year olds.

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2012

Journal of Emergent Science - 4

Winter edition of JES, no. 4. The Journal of Emergent Science is a professional research e-journal published by the Emergent Science Network in collaboration with ASE. The journal focuses on science (including health, technology and engineering) for young children from birth to 8 years of age. Subscribers and ASE members must log into the ASE website to access the full journal.

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Journal of Emergent Science - 3

The Journal of Emergent Science is a professional research e-journal published by the Emergent Science Network in collaboration with ASE. The journal focuses on science (including health, technology and engineering) for young children from birth to 8 years of age. Subscribers and ASE members must log into the ASE website to access the full journal.

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2011

Journal of Emergent Science - 2

The Journal of Emergent Science is a professional research e-journal published by the Emergent Science Network in collaboration with ASE. The journal focuses on science (including health, technology and engineering) for young children from birth to 8 years of age. The journal will be free in 2011 and subscriptions for non-members will start in 2012.

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Journal of Emergent Science - 1

The Journal of Emergent Science is a professional research e-journal published by the Emergent Science Network in collaboration with ASE. The journal focuses on science (including health, technology and engineering) for young children from birth to 8 years of age. The journal will be free in 2011 and subscriptions for non-members will start in 2012.

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