Public engagement with science and technology

14/10/2019

There is a renewed interest amongst science communication practitioners and scholars to explore the potential of storytelling in public communication of science, including to understand how science

14/10/2019

Student engagement is an important predictor of choosing science-related careers and establishing a scientifically literate society: and, worryingly, it is on the decline internationally.

02/09/2019

Fiction is often credited with shaping public attitudes to science, but little science communication research has studied fans' deep engagement with a science-themed fiction text.

29/07/2019

Keyes [2004, p. 15] says: “In the post-truth era we don't just have truth or lies but a third category of ambiguous statements that are not exactly the truth but fall short of a lie”.

22/07/2019

Could a tabletop game be used to develop dialogue around scientific topics?
Sam Illingworth and Paul Wake used their Catan: Global Warming expansion as a case study. What do you think about it?

01/07/2019

Individuals with low or no vision cannot participate fully of astronomical discoveries if visual media is the primary communication mechanism. This paper describes progress made through technological developments in tactile 3D models using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to improve access to data. 

14/06/2019

By exploring motives that drive #scicomm, we point out that political motives are the major driving force behind most #scicomm programmes, with the result that educational and promotional objectives are blurred and science communication activities are rarely evaluated meaningfully.

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