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  • Date: 01/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Esthy Berzner, director of educational operations at Israel's Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem, explains how university programs support science education and promotion throughout Israel. Berzner discusses how the university community developed and funded the creation of three science museums to promote inquiry-based, hands-on ... »
  • Date: 03/31/2015
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    After the first paradigm shift from the deficit model to two-way communication, the field of science communication is in need of a second paradigm shift. This second shift sees communication as an inherently distributed element in the socio-technical system of science and technology development. Science communication is understood both from a ... »
  • Date: 03/21/2008
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Dialogical models in science communication produce effective and satisfactory experiences, also when hard sciences (like astrophysics or cosmology) are concerned. But those efforts to reach the public can be of modest impact since the public is no longer (or not sufficiently) interested in science. The reason of this lack of interest is not that ... »
  • Date: 11/24/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The ever-changing nature of academic science communication discourse can make it challenging for those not intimately associated with the field ― scientists and science-communication practitioners or new-comers to the field such as graduate students ― to keep up with the research. This collection of articles provides a comprehensive overview of ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2015
    Resource Category: Research Brief
    One challenge in scaling up effective educational programs is how to adjust implementation to local contexts. One solution that the authors Penuel, Fishman, Cheng, and Sabelli propose is “design-based implementation research,” (DBIR) in which researchers and practitioners collaboratively identify problems and strategies during implementation while ... »
  • Date: 01/07/2004
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    There is growing concern that opportunities for outdoor learning by school students in England have decreased substantially in recent years. In response to this, and recent Government calls for ‘schools to make better use of the outdoor classroom as a context for teaching and learning’, the Field Studies Council (FSC) and several partner ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Can an intimate, informal museum find happiness with an ivy-clad institution of higher learning? Yes, if the two share a passion for science communication. In this article, three small U.S. science centers describe how their talents and flexibility have won them long-term partnerships with academe. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The goal of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars: New Americans for Community College Librarianship project is to increase the number of immigrants and refugees in community college librarianship. The project includes a recruitment drive, a targeted and focused curriculum that emphasizes ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, the author offers explanations for what is characterized as startling disconnect between the scientific consensus around climate change and the lack of a social consensus. The author brings attention to this disconnect by offering some explanations for what may be contributing factors to a limited public discourse on science ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Cornell University is producing a documentary television program about the 100-meter radio telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia. The film, planned as a PBS special, will document the engineering and technology behind the construction of the telescope as well as examining and explaining the science of radio astronomy. Ancillary educational ... »