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Science outreach - Public Understanding of Science part of Science outreach - Public Understanding of Science
Hannah Alexander, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 Public Understanding of Science is an interactive course that aims to train students to ...

SSI 2013 Opening Plenary Speaker to Address Complexities of Scientific Communication and Cultural Cognition part of Newsletter Articles
Dan Kahan, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School, will join us at Santa Clara University to deliver the SSI 2013 opening plenary address.

Expanding Partnerships and Pushing the Envelope: Themes from the SENCER Summer Institute, 2013 part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER Summer Institute (SSI) alumni and newcomers experienced some new features at SSI 2013 designed to explore new opportunities for inter- and multi-disciplinary work, new partnerships, new powers and responsibilities for student learners, new vistas in goal-setting and assessment, and new connections between scientific knowledge and the formation of public policy.

2014 Public Policy Symposium at SENCER Summer Institute Will Address the Public Understanding of Science part of Newsletter Articles
Since scientific consensus alone does not seem to be either persuasive to the public or dispositive to policy makers, how science and scientific evidence are communicated must be re-strategized, especially in light of what we know about the beliefs and dispositions of specific audiences.

New Award Recognizing Exemplary Regional Collaborations Honors Hawai'i Team part of Newsletter Articles
We find ourselves inspired to create a new award program that acknowledges and honors exemplary multi-institutional, regional, or statewide work around compelling civic issues. The first recipient of this new award is a team from Hawai'i. While considering their work, it became clear that their actions and accomplishments seem best suited to be recognized by an honor that acknowledges quality of the inter-institutional collaborations and deep partnerships established to improve the quality of both formal and informal education.

Critical Thinking: What Is It and Why It Counts part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, April 2006, Volume 5, Issue 6 Over the past decade or more, Pete Facione's paper, "Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts" has been used by a hundreds of faculty ...

"Next Generation" Alternative Plenary Session Planned on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, July/August 2006, Volume 5, Issue 10 Members of the SENCER community who have attended more than one of our Summer Institutes have remarked on how the Institutes have changed (may we say ...

Georgian and Armenian SENCER Projects are Finding Success in High School and Undergraduate Education part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, July/August 2006, Volume 5, Issue 10 Karen Oates, SENCER Co-PI and Provost of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, recently traveled to the Republic of Georgia and Armenia to meet ...

Promoting Service-Learning as Pedagogical Strategy to Improve Science Education and Stimulate Civic Engagement part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, October 2006, Volume 6, Issue 2 Service-learning and community-based research have become two of the most popular ways to encourage civic responsibility in students in the classroom. Over the ...

SENCER Abroad: SENCER Co-PI Visits Senior Associate and Alumni at the University of Johannesburg part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, February 2007, Volume 6, Issue 5 While January is a time for the beginning of the second semester for faculty and students in the United States, in South Africa it's the beginning of an ...

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