アウトリーチ活動を担う科学者が備えるサイエンスコミュニケーション素養の事例研究 : 博物館業務を兼任する大学所属の昆虫行動学者を事例とした検討 [in Japanese] A Case Study to Examine Science Communication Knowledge Possessed by a Scientist : An Example of an Entomologist in a Natural History Museum [in Japanese]
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This research aims to consider science communication knowledge possessed by a scientist who carries out outreach activities in a natural history museum. There is little research to date about the contents of an outreach activity performed by scientists and their science communication knowledge when facing the public. Thus, this research focused on a scientist in the Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo, and clarified the contents of an outreach activity and the science communication knowledge possessed by the scientist. Concerning the method of research, one of the authors conducted an interview of the scientist and also engaged in participating observation over five months. As a result, this case study showed the following, when communications skills and coordination skills were made into a framework. 1) The scientist has communication skills for responding flexibly to citizens without pursuing scientific correctness and using jargon, and also has the skill to encourage the public to improve their knowledge in a particular area. 2) The scientist has coordination skills to connect citizens with other citizens, citizens and scientists, and citizens and society. Furthermore, it was found the scientist had demonstration skills for communicating science communication knowledge intelligibly with citizens.
- Journal of Science Education in Japan
Journal of Science Education in Japan 33(1), 50-61, 2009
Japan Society for Science Education