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.