STREAM 5: Data at work: developing the evidence base to guide future action

Stream Moderator
Robert Thomas
Project Manager for Enabling Technologies, DIICCSRTE
Brains Trust
Professor Léonie Rennie
Science & Mathematics Education Centre, Curtin University
Brains Trust
Oona Nielssen
General manager, Communication, CSIRO

Workshop 1: 12.00pm – 1.30pm
Workshop 2: 2.30pm – 4.00pm

In order to conduct robust, effective and meaningful science engagement in Australia, a solid evidence base is critical. Over recent months a number of reports have been released as a result of IA-supported initiatives, and the science engagement evidence base they present has been developed.

So where to now?

Now that we have an evidence base in development, how do we use the data? How should this information be shared, and with whom? How will it be kept up-to-date? Are any vital areas still unexplored? Have we even gathered the right data at all?

What are the ramifications for future funding and policy decisions? Where do we want to be in five years’ time? What should be our goals? A consistent measure for science engagement activities and a national picture of Australian’s attitudes towards science? Something else?

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