With over 6000 pubs in Australia it’s pretty hard to walk the streets of any city or town without wandering past a local or two. The pub holds a special place in the heart of many Australians – and its pull on our other organs can’t be ignored either! Its schnitty (schnitzel –preferably the size of the plate or larger) sings to our stomachs, the footy and conversation takes care of our eyes and ears, and our noses are inevitably filled with that (not always pleasant) pub aroma. But while at the pub, are we neglecting one of our most important organs – our brain?
Register to participate online during the Big Science Communication Summit – it’s completely free and you’ll be able to watch both days of the Summit and participate online with other science communicators, policy makers, business leaders and educators. Just complete the form, and we’ll send you the details by email. ScienceRewired are hosting the live […]
Peter Green Managing Director of AlphaGalileo Foundation, the world’s independent research news service for the media, and a Summit sponsor writes on the importance of reaching international media to promote Australia as well as your research organisation International awareness of research excellence underpins wealth creation. The best students from around the world clamour to study […]
It is a common view that “if only someone could break this down and explain it clearly enough, more people would understand.” However it is debatable whether clear, concise explanations really work. Research has shown that these may be positively received by viewers, who feel like they are learning and become more confident in their answers, but tests reveal they haven’t learned a thing.
ScienceRewired highlights #onsci chat Hosted by @nessyhill from CSIRO – 16th May. Storified thanks to Kylie Sturgess [View the story “#bigsci13 – The Challenges – #onsci” on Storify]
listen to ‘Dr Will Grant – CPAS At The Big Science Communication Summit ’ on Audioboo Kylie: First of all, Will, tell me about your current work. What are some of the projects you’re currently involved in? Will Grant: Some of the projects I’m currently involved in…There are a lot of things. Right now, I’m […]
listen to ‘Dr John La Salle – The Atlas of Living Australia At The Big Science Communication Summit’ on Audioboo Kylie Sturgess, Social Media Editor for ScienceRewired interviews the Summit speakers in the run up to the June event, giving you insights into the key themes. Interview Transcript John: The Atlas of Living Australia is […]
A pre Summit workshop design to explore the importance of planning and how to handle the contentious science issues is being hosted in conjunction with RiAus, National Enabling Technologies Strategy and ScienceRewired. This workshop is open for anyone to attend, you don’t have to be a participant at the Big Science Communication Summit to take part in this workshop.
We looked at integrated curriculums because we know that the world is integrated. If you look at the school timetable in high school, you have a lesson for physics, a lesson for chemistry, a lesson for biology in upper schools or just science maybe in lower school, but it’s not connected with all of the other disciplines like things are in the real world. That’s a block we felt to kids being able to associate the science they did at school with the science that’s in the outside world.
We’re very good at getting the converted more engaged and more interested in science. But I think we have trouble reaching those in the next category down the line that are marginally interested or occasionally uninterested. So, the challenge I find is often, how do you have a conversation about science that’s not apparently about science, that has a lot of science intrinsically built in its content.