[ASC-list] Fwd: Sci Ed <> Sci Comm: [PCST] Public Engagement with STEM -- Research at the Interface of Science Education and Communication (Call for Papers)

Kali Madden office at asc.asn.au
Fri Sep 23 11:47:40 UTC 2016


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From: *Prof. A. Gerber, Science Communication (Rhine-Waal University /
Germany) via Network* <network at lists.pcst.co>
Date: Friday, 23 September 2016
Subject: [PCST] Public Engagement with STEM -- Research at the Interface of
Science Education and Communication (Call for Papers)
To: Public Communication of Science and Technology - Global Mailing List <
network at lists.pcst.co>


Dear Colleagues


Science education and science communication are often thought to be two
sides of the same coin, if not on two entirely different planets. Yet is
this chasm for real or has it been constructed artificially? Often the two
fields of research overlap. As soon as we add the “I” to “SE” and look at
“informal” means and settings of education, we already stand with one foot
in what I dare to call the ‘foreign territory’ of those investigating the
public engagement of science with children in school or kindergarten.

Doesn’t innovation, just as in most other fields of research, happen at the
fringes of our disciplines where schools of thought connect? More than just
an opportunity of diversifying our methodological toolbox, this encounter
of different research traditions could also encourage us to leave our
comfort zones and embrace new approaches and perspectives. Where ISE could
help communication scholars to better understand the true didactic
dimension of an outreach activity, Public Engagement could encourage
education researchers to look at the social robustness of what appears to
be purely evidence-based knowledge for designing an exhibition. An example
for the challenges at this interface is the ongoing debate about redefining
the raison d’être of science museums as spaces for brokering social
community issues in the context of a more deliberative democracy. Since
neither education nor communication can be expected to end on the doorstep
of a classroom or museum, it should be promising to knock at this door from
both sides at the same time.

I have therefore the great pleasure to invite your suggestions for a
special issue of the *Journal of Research in STEM Education*
<http://j-stem.net/>. As a sponsor of our recent PCST conference in
Istanbul, the journal encourages papers about research at the
above-mentioned interface between science education and science
communication.

Papers are selected in a two-step process: abstracts with up to 250 words
shall be sent directly to me (ag at hsrw.eu
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','ag at hsrw.eu');>) by 15th Oct 2016. The
editorial board will then select topics and invite full papers to be
submitted by 28 Feb 2017.

Best wishes
Alex

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Kali Madden

Executive Officer, Australian Science Communicators

& ASC Conference Director 2010, 12, 14 and 16.


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