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Pelger, Susanne – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2018
This study analyses which perspectives occur in science students' texts at different points in time during the process of writing a popular science article. The intention is, thus, to explore how popular science writing can help students discover and discuss different perspectives on science matter. For this purpose, texts written by 12 bachelor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Bachelors Degrees, College Science
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Kennedy, Eric B.; Jensen, Eric A.; Verbeke, Monae – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2018
Scientific institutions are increasingly embracing values of inclusivity and public engagement, but how do these two dimensions intersect? Science festivals have rapidly expanded in recent years as an outgrowth of these values, aiming to engage and educate the public about scientific topics and research. While resources invested in public…
Descriptors: Science Fairs, Disproportionate Representation, Economically Disadvantaged, Science and Society
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Rosenthal, Sonny – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2018
Do individuals use video sharing sites in their free time to learn about science, and if so, why? This study takes a preliminary look at individual differences that motivate online science video seeking. Among 273 Singapore Internet users who participated in an online survey, most reported using YouTube during the previous week, and one-third…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Social Media, Individual Differences, Sciences
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Robertson Evia, Jane; Peterman, Karen; Cloyd, Emily; Besley, John – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2018
Self-efficacy, or the beliefs people hold about their ability to succeed in certain pursuits, is a long-established construct. Self-efficacy for science communication distinguishes scientists who engage with the public and relates to scientists' attitudes about the public. As such, self-efficacy for public engagement has the potential to serve as…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Scientists, Self Concept Measures, Program Validation
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Corin, Elysa N.; Jones, M. Gail; Andre, Thomas; Childers, Gina M. – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2018
STEM hobbies are free-choice activities through which participating individuals may develop sophisticated STEM knowledge and expertise. To date, research into STEM hobbies and hobbyists has examined hobby groups by subject area. Missing from this body of work is research that examines the development and participation in different types of hobbies…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Leisure Time, Recreational Activities, Age Differences
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Uzick, Robert; Patrick, Patricia G. – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2018
Every year millions of families visit arboretums and botanical gardens, but little research has been conducted into the complex processes at play on a family nature hike. This qualitative study sought to better understand the roles family members play during the hike, the elements of the trail which they mention, the cognitive level of their…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Family Programs, Gardening, Recreational Facilities
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Corin, Elysa N.; Jones, M. Gail; Andre, Thomas; Childers, Gina M.; Stevens, Vanessa – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2017
Science hobbyists engage in self-directed, free-choice science learning and many have considerable expertise in their hobby area. This study focused on astronomy and birding hobbyists and examined how they used organizations to support their hobby engagement. Interviews were conducted with 58 amateur astronomers and 49 birders from the midwestern…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Recreational Activities, Active Learning, Independent Study
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Hauan, Nils Petter; DeWitt, Jennifer; Kolstø, Stein Dankert – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2017
Materials designed for self-guided experiences such as worksheets and digital applications are widely used as tools to enable interactive science exhibitions to support students' progress towards conceptual understanding. However, there is a need to find expedient ways to evaluate the quality of educational experiences resulting from the use of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Behavior, Teacher Role, Energy
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Thiry, Heather; Archie, Timothy; Arreola-Pena, Melissa; Laursen, Sandra – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2017
Science opportunities in out-of-school time (OST) programs hold potential for expanding access to science, engineering, and technology (SET) pathways for populations that have not participated in these fields at equitable rates (Coalition for Science After School, 2014). This mixed-methods study examines the relationship between the diversity of…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, After School Programs, Science Activities, STEM Education
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France, Bev; Cridge, Belinda; Fogg-Rogers, Laura – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2017
There is an ongoing tension for scientists when deciding to engage with the public about their research as many scientists view direct participation as peripheral to their role. Pressures of time, lack of support by management and a lack of communicative skills are identified by scientists as reasons for not committing to communicative…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Sustainability, Interviews, Operations Research
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Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy; Kuchel, Louise – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2017
Science communication is a diverse and transdisciplinary field and is taught most effectively when the skills involved are tailored to specific educational contexts. Few academic resources exist to guide the teaching of communication with non-scientific audiences for an undergraduate science context. This mixed methods study aimed to explore what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Scientific and Technical Information
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Stewart, Craig O.; McConnell, John R., III; Dickerson, Daniel L. – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2017
This study investigated deference to scientific authority [Brossard, D., & Nisbet, M. C. (2007). "Deference to scientific authority among a low information public: Understanding U.S. opinion on agricultural biotechnology." "International Journal of Public Opinion Research," 19, 24-52] as it relates to support for science…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Science Education, Spiritual Development, Beliefs
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Moll, Rachel; Nielsen, Wendy – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2017
The purpose of this study is to describe the development and validation of a survey that examines science students' social media learning behaviours. Inherent in critiques regarding "digital natives" is a need to better understand what the current generation of learners actually do in their social media practices for…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Student Surveys, Social Media
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Gamse, Beth C.; Martinez, Alina; Bozzi, Laurie – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2017
Encouraging student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is an urgent priority in the USA and abroad. How most effectively to generate and sustain student interest in and preparation for STEM education and careers remains a vexing question, as the content areas, target ages, instructional approaches, and specific purposes…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Expertise, Learner Engagement, Student Interests
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Daubenmire, Patrick L.; van Opstal, Mary T.; Hall, Natalie J.; Wunar, Bryan; Kowrach, Nicole – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2017
Evolving mobile technology and the rapid spread of STEM-focused informal learning environments have created a unique opportunity to break through the barriers that have traditionally separated diverse learning contexts such as school, family, and community. Previous research suggest that in a well-designed family learning environment, both parents…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, High School Students, Urban Schools
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