Charting the Intersection of Informal STEM Education and Science Communication: Results of a Social Network Study

Date: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Resource Type:
Report | Research Products | Literature Review
Organization:
CAISE, Oregon State University
Description: 

Informal Science Education (ISE) and Science Communication (SciComm) are two overlapping but distinct fields that support engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a variety of settings. Though fluid boundaries and fuzzy definitions make a clear distinction between ISE and SciComm difficult, the two fields nevertheless exhibit strong differences in core values and goals, based in part on different histories, commitments, and trajectories.

The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) conducted two kinds of baseline studies that mapped the relations between ISE and SciComm: a bibliometric study that analyzed the authors, titles, and abstracts of central, archival research journals in the fields of SciComm and ISE (see "Related Resources" below) and this social network analysis of current ISE and SciComm professionals.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
DRL
Award Number: 
1612739

Team Members

Julie RisienAuthor
Kellie WillsKellie WillsAuthor

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