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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 to Feature Symposium on Science and Public Policy part of Newsletter Articles
Given the central role that public issues - and the development of public policies designed to address them - play in the civic engagement aspirations of the SENCER enterprise, a focused exploration of science and public policy seems essential.

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.

Climate Change Science and Economics part of Climate Change Science and Economics
Denise Eby Konan, Dean of Social Sciences and Professor, Department of Economics (konan@hawaii.edu); Julia M. Morgan, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy (jmmorgan@hawaii.edu), University of Hawai'i at Mānoa ...

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 ...

Senate Subcommittee Hearing Focuses on Making Science Relevant and Rigorous part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, May 2006, Volume 5, Issue 8 Every child learns about the inner workings of volcanoes, but very few understand how a car works. Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis, President and Director, Museum of Science ...

Announcing the SSI 2006 Participants part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, June 2006, Volume 5, Issue 9 We are pleased to announce that representatives from the following colleges, universities, and institutions will be attending the SENCER Summer Institute 2006: ...

"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 ...

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