Highlighting the wider relevance of science centre evaluations: a reflection on the evaluation of a physics engagement programme

King, Heather, Dawson, Emily and Leyva, Rodolfo (2015) Highlighting the wider relevance of science centre evaluations: a reflection on the evaluation of a physics engagement programme. Journal of Science Communication, 14 (4). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1824-2049

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Abstract

This paper reflects on the evaluation of and findings from a nationwide programme of physics engagement activities hosted by 10 science centres across the UK. We discuss our findings indicating the affordances of the programme with reference to the wider literature in order to draw out elements of the project that may be useful for other science learning and engagement initiatives. In particular, we discuss findings that relate to contemporary research and policy interests around the engagement of girls in science, the key ages at which young people’s views may best be influenced, the importance of explicating the nature of ‘real-world’ content and careers, and the value of collaborative partnerships.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Social Policy Research Centre
Item ID: 18366
Notes on copyright: This article is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial -NoDerivativeWorks 4.0 License.
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Depositing User: Rodolfo Leyva
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2015 10:57
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2019 12:19
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18366

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