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Living Knowledge
"The Living Knowledge Network is composed of persons active in -or supportive of- Science Shops and Community Based Research. Living Knowledge aims to foster public engagement with, and participation in, all levels of the research and innovation process. "
science  public-understanding  outreach  engagement  education  citizen-science 
january 2017 by tsuomela
ActiveHistory.ca
"ActiveHistory.ca is a website that connects the work of historians with the wider public and the importance of the past to current events."
weblog-group  history  public  public-understanding  outreach  country(Canada) 
april 2015 by tsuomela
STATS.org
"STATS.org is a non-profit, non-partisan project to analyze and explain numbers and statistics in the news and to promote statistical literacy in the media and society. It is a joint project of the American Statistical Association and Sense About Science USA."
statistics  news  journalism  media  education  outreach  public-understanding 
february 2015 by tsuomela
astrobites | the astro-ph reader's digest
"Astrobites is a daily literature journal summarizing new astrophysical research posted to astroph. Astrobites is written by graduate students for undergraduates. Click here to read more about our goals."
astronomy  education  research  writer  weblog-group  outreach 
february 2014 by tsuomela
A Typology of Public Engagement Mechanisms
"Imprecise definition of key terms in the “public participation” domain have hindered the conduct of good research and militated against the development and implementation of effective participation practices. In this article, we define key concepts in the domain: public communication, public consultation, and public participation. These concepts are differentiated according to the nature and flow of information between exercise sponsors and participants. According to such an information flow perspective, an exercise’s effectiveness may be ascertained by the efficiency with which full, relevant information is elicited from all appropriate sources, transferred to (and processed by) all appropriate recipients, and combined(when required) to give an aggregate/consensual response. Key variables that may theoretically affect effectiveness—and on which engagement mechanisms differ—are identified and used to develop a typology of mechanisms. The resultant typology reveals four communication, six consultation, and four participation mechanism classes. Limitations to the typology are discussed, and future research needs identified."
science  participation  public  public-understanding  engagement  outreach  typology  citizen-science 
october 2013 by tsuomela
Changing perspectives on how scientists should allocate our most scarce resource -- time - The Plainspoken Scientist - AGU Blogosphere
"My experiences over 37 years reflect a general cultural change among scientists who now accept their role as communicator to explain the value of public investments in research and how scientific knowledge can best inform policies. However, scientists today struggle to determine how much of their precious research time should be re-allocated to outreach and communication."
science  communication  public-understanding  biology  outreach  time-management 
may 2013 by tsuomela
Association of Science - Technology Centers
"The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering public engagement with science among increasingly diverse audiences. ASTC encourages excellence and innovation in informal science learning by serving and linking its members worldwide and advancing their common goals."
professional-association  museum  museology  science  informal  education  outreach 
october 2012 by tsuomela
U.S. Intellectual History: How -- And For Whom -- We Write
"But while I certainly want academic history to continue valuing clear, non-technical prose, I also think we should try to have a more realistic sense of who we reach and how we reach them. The myth of accessible academic history has its costs as well as its benefits.

To begin with, the myth of accessibility can devalue some of what academic historians do uniquely well. We produce knowledge about the past regardless of whether there is a mass market for the knowledge we produce. And since I don't believe that the mass market does a good job of determining what's worth knowing, I think we ought to moderate our polemics against specialization. Many good ideas--even ideas that eventually have a profound impact on broad, public conversations--start in abstruse corners of academic work. Think, for example, of Kuhn and the idea of a "paradigm shift.""
history  profession  outreach  audience  public-understanding  writing  academic  specialization  access  tone 
april 2012 by tsuomela
AHA Today: Debating "Professional Boredom" in History
"In his article “Professional Boredom” in the March 2012 issue of Perspectives on History, AHA President William Cronon discussed what it means to be a “professional historian” and advocated for history writing that’s engaging and accessible to a broad audience. His article generated numerous insightful responses and discussions online, and today we highlight a few."
history  profession  outreach  audience  public-understanding 
april 2012 by tsuomela

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