Publication
Title
What would aliens think of science on earth? Philosophical dialogues in the museum to help children reflect about science
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Abstract
Thinking about what makes science science can help people develop both an understanding of and a critical attitude towards knowledge. In this case study we explore how children participating in informal science communication activities can think about science by engaging in philosophical dialogues. The dialogue facilitator's inquisitive stance helps children develop arguments about knowledge, scientists, and science. The use of philosophical questions and a cover story involving alien scientists enthuses most children, but some find it frustrating. However, frustration acts as a motivator enhancing further reflection. Introducing this approach at science museums or science festivals challenges science communicators to question rather than to answer.
Language
English
Source (journal)
JCOM: journal of science communication. - Trieste
Publication
Trieste : 2023
ISSN
1824-2049
DOI
10.22323/2.22050804
Volume/pages
22 :05 (2023) , p. 1-12
Article Reference
N04
ISI
001097593400001
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 08.11.2023
Last edited 10.01.2024
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