The communication of science and technology: Past, present, and future agendas

January 1st, 2003 | RESEARCH

Community learning of science and technology has undergone radical review in the past few years. This paper outlines changes that have taken place in research methods that have addressed the informal learning of science, particularly in the museum sector. We discuss the shift in perspective that has occurred over the past three decades in the public understanding movement, examine some current issues, and suggest future directions for research. The paper concludes with a personal vision for the future of community learning about science and technology.


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Team Members

Leonie Rennie, Author, Curtin University of Technology
Susan Stocklmayer, Author, Australian National University


Publication: International Journal of Science Education
Volume: 25
Number: 6
Page(s): 759

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Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Undergraduate | Graduate Students
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | Technology
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs