Public engagement with science and technology

08/10/2018

Through a case study focused on the Futurescape city Tours (FCT) methodology, involving students and inhabitants of the city of Venice in creating future scenarios for dealing with the effect of sea level rise, authors explore changes in science teaching and the role of participatory methodologies.

30/07/2018

The National Center for Science Education's Science Booster Club Program piloted a no-conflict approach to free, informal science activities focused on climate change or evolution. In the participating communities science literacy increased over time as did community engagement.

04/07/2018

Authors explore the impact of working as a Mediator at Science Gallery Dublin. Interactions and conversations with visitors strive significant personal change in domains such as interpersonal skills, but also civic engagement, interest in social justice and emotional empathy.

25/06/2018

The aim of this paper is the development of an evaluation tool (composed of 34 indicators structured into 6 interrelated criteria) scientifically validated by the Delphi method that permits the study of Internet usage and its effectiveness for encouraging public engagement in the scientific process.

20/02/2018

"If Truth Be Told: The Politics of Public Ethnography", by D. Fassin, sheds light upon the role ethnography plays in the public sphere and how anthropologists struggle to communicate their findings.

23/01/2018

An overview of available empirical research on educational comics, focusing on cognitive mechanisms that turn visual narratives into powerful tools to make science more engaging.

12/10/2017

Research suggests non-experts associate different content with the terms “global warming” and “climate change.” We test this claim with Twitter content using supervised learning software to categor

20/09/2017

The Science in Public Conference, held this year at the University of Sheffield, generated animated discussion of a wide range of topics.

18/09/2017

Science communicators develop qualitative and quantitative tools to evaluate the ‘impact’ of their work however narrative is rarely adopted as a form of evaluation.

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