Communities and narratives in neglected spaces: voices from SMASHfestUK

Griffiths, Wyn ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3584-0467 and Keith, Lindsay (2021) Communities and narratives in neglected spaces: voices from SMASHfestUK. Journal of Science Communication, 20 (1) , C04. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1824-2049 [Article] (doi:10.22323/2.20010304)

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Abstract

Many people are under-served by existing informal science learning (ISL) provisions and under-represented in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics/Medicine) study choices and careers. This paper reflects upon SMASHfestUK which was established, as both a STEAM festival and research platform, to explore methods and approaches for lowering the barriers to engagement with ISL in marginalised communities. To do this SMASHfestUK located its events in the heart of communities and worked with those communities to create those events. This paper tells their story through the voices of participating communities.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 31777
Notes on copyright: Copyright © The Author(s). This article is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution — NonCommercial — NoDerivativeWorks 4.0 License.
ISSN 1824-2049. Published by SISSA Medialab. jcom.sissa.it
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Depositing User: Wyn Griffiths
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 11:03
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2023 15:04
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31777

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