Many Experts, Many Audiences: Public Engagement with Science
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Media and Technology, Public Programs, Citizen Science Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Resource Centers and Networks, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits, Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits
Reference Materials | Report
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Evaluators
Education and learning science | General STEM
Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), Museum of Science, Boston, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Oregon State University, California Polytechnic State University, Cornell University, ICAN Productions, Ltd., WGBH Educational Foundation
This white paper is the product of the CAISE Public Engagement with Science Inquiry Group. It describes how public engagement with science (PES) in the context of informal science education can provide opportunities for public awareness of and participation in science and technology. The term engagement is characterized by mutual learning by publics and scientists rather than a one-way transmission of knowledge from experts to publics.