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A pilot project to encourage scientific debate in schools. Comics written and peer reviewed by young learners

Lo Iacono, Giovanni and de Paula, Adélia S.A.T. (2011) A pilot project to encourage scientific debate in schools. Comics written and peer reviewed by young learners Journal of Science Communication, 10 (3).

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Abstract

Comprehension of the nature and practice of science and its social context are important aspects of communicating and learning science. However there is still very little understanding amongt the non-scientific community of the need for debate in driving scientific knowledge forward and the role of critical scrutiny in quality control. Peer review is an essential part of this process. We initiated and developed a pilot project to provide an opportunity for students to explore the idea that science is a dynamic process rather than a static body of facts. Students from two different schools experienced the process of peer-review by producing and reviewing comics related to the science done at Rothamsted Research. As authors, students showed a large degree of creativity and understanding of the science while as referees they showed good critical skills. Students had at first hand an insight into how science works.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Lo Iacono, Giovannig.loiacono@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
de Paula, Adélia S.A.T.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 21 September 2011
Copyright Disclaimer : Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Uncontrolled Keywords : Public engagement with science and technology Science and technology, art and literature Representations of science and technology
Depositing User : Karen Garland
Date Deposited : 22 Nov 2017 14:25
Last Modified : 22 Nov 2017 14:25
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/844994

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