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ERIC Number: EJ1128209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
The Research Communication Continuum: Linking Public Engagement Skills to the Advancement of Cross-Disciplinary Research
Alpert, Carol Lynn
Journal of Museum Education, v41 n4 p315-328 2016
This paper theorizes and provides evidence of a "Research Communication Continuum" in which acquisition of skills conducive to communication with broader audiences contributes to greater efficacy in cross-disciplinary discourse and collaboration among scientists and engineers engaged in research; and, vice versa, acquisition of skills conducive to cross-disciplinary discourse and collaboration among scientists and engineers contributes to greater efficacy communicating with broader audiences. At first glance, this may seem a trivial observation; however, as explored here, it could have profound implications for how we conceive and carry out future museum-university partnerships, and it suggests new approaches for improving the productivity of cross-disciplinary research while also enhancing graduate education and facilitating public engagement through a broad range of integrated science communication professional development activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)
Grant or Contract Numbers: DMR123139; DRL0940143; PHY0117795; PHY0646094; EEC0832785; EEC1460988; ESI0532536