[ASC-list] Perth: UWA seminar Knowledge transfer between scientists and science communicators - Managing various perspectives in program development

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UWA Science Communication Seminar

Knowledge transfer between scientists and science communicators -
Managing various perspectives in program development

    Speaker: Nadine Smith, CSIRO_
    Location: Centre for Learning Technology, Physics Building UWA
    Time & Date: 4-5pm, Friday 26th March 2010
    Drinks and Nibbles Provided

    A difficulty in developing formal and informal education initiatives is the
    co-ordination of various stake holder perspectives. These  
perspectives range
    from determining mutually beneficial program outcomes to facilitating
    understanding between stake holders and building in obsolescence.

    In the context of Marine education it is recognised by the IOC
    (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission) that; co-operative initiatives
    should include all sectors of the community such as scientists, policy
    makers, businesses and schools. The intent of this 'networked' approach is
    to build community capacity for the sustainable management of marine
    resources. However, there are potentially barriers in the transmission and
    appropriation of knowledge at various points along this network,  
which could
    ultimately limit community capacity and therefore the management of marine
    resources. It is the barriers experienced by science communicators in the
    development of public education programs which is of specific interest.

    About The Speaker
    Nadine Smith has worked on a number of education programs including:
    Secondary School Science; Teacher professional development at Scitech; Real
    World Science - a School / Industry partnership initiative; Leeuwin Ocean
    Adventure sail training program (now endorsed by Curriculum Council) and is
    currently in the Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) Education program.



    The next Friday event will be a book club on Friday 16th April, after the
    holidays. The featured book is _[1]Manthropology_, by Peter McAllister. To
    see the full science communication events calender, please visit
    http://uwasciencecomm.blogspot.com/
      Links:
        1. http://www.hachette.com.au/books/9780733623912.html






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