Science education

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.

08/07/2019

This critical discourse analysis examined climate change denial books intended for children and parents as examples of pseudo-educational materials reproduced within the conservative echo chamber i

11/02/2019

Science Hunters is an outreach project which employs the computer game Minecraft to engage children with scientific learning and research through school visits, events, and extracurricular clubs.

12/11/2018

The active engagement in the production of video games using Scratch can facilitate social inclusion of teenagers who have interrupted their studies, as shown by a project carried out from 2014 to 2018 within SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies (Italy).

16/10/2018

Should scientists and science educators stress the scientific consensus when engaging with the lay population across a wide variety of mediums, including debates? “Results indicate that it is possible to influence individuals exposed to these debate segments, but the effects are issue-contingent.”

22/05/2018

Comics & Science workshops where teenagers are asked to create a one-page comic strip based on a scientific presentation given by a PhD student can be a powerful tool to understand the reasons for certain choices of science illustration or storytelling.

07/05/2018

By analysing answers provided by young students before and after visiting a science exhibition, the authors try to identify whether uncertainty of knowing can represent “a matter of emerging critical thinking, self-reflection and weighing of whether one has sufficient evidence to decide.”

20/07/2017

In the last decades of the 19th century education played a major role in Mexican society, when efforts were being made to restructure it based on the objective teaching of sciences, which was regar

13/03/2017

van den Sanden and Vries curate reflections and insights about the shared goals, practices and processes which bring together academics and practitioners in science education and communication.

11/01/2017

This paper provides an analysis of the implementation and the outcomes of Scienza Attiva, an Italian national project for secondary school students, that makes use of deliberative democracy tools t

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