[ASC-list] Perth: UWA Science Communication Seminar - Léonie Rennie on how stories are told and interpreted in museums and science centres

Nancy Longnecker nancy.longnecker at uwa.edu.au
Wed Apr 25 20:25:31 UTC 2012


UWA Science Communication Seminar

This Friday Emeritus Professor Léonie Rennie will discuss her work with informal science education.

Effective informal science education requires two-way communication, or dialogue, between the source of the science information, such as a science centre or a community program, and the potential learners, be they children or adults. This presentation explores how informal sources of science learning package and present science information in narrative or story-form, as exhibits or other forms of media, how these are interpreted by a heterogeneous public and the factors that determine successful communication.
 
All welcome!


Where:  The Centre for Learning Technologies, UWA
When:  Friday April 27, 4 - 5 pm
Drinks and nibbles provided.

Next Week:
PhD candidate Zarin Salter discusses her research on the effects of intergenerational influences and pro-environmentalism on sustainability education at school and at home.


Assoc Prof Nancy Longnecker

Coordinator, Science Communication Program
School of Animal Biology, M092
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, WA   6009
 
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There is no point explaining everything in the universe if no one is listening to you.    (UWA Sci Comm student)


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