Price of popularity

Martindale, Wayne and Warnes, M.L. (2009) Price of popularity. New Scientist, 201 (2693). p. 25. ISSN 02624079

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Michael Brooks (20/27 December 2008, p 16) and Richard Hammond (3 January, p 14) each ask a question that has occupied the scientific community in the UK for a long time: how can we effectively popularise science and reduce the reported decline of interest in science subjects at school?

We must not, however, forget science in the enthusiasm for communicating it. Science is an evidence-based practice: it depends on flexible individuals who can generalise and specialise when and as required.

Intense specialism can kill mass appeal. But history shows us science specialists with complex personalities who can make today’s celebrities …

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Keywords:Science education
Subjects:L Social studies > L430 Public Policy
X Education > X210 Research skills
Divisions:College of Science > National Centre for Food Manufacturing
ID Code:33768
Deposited On:27 Nov 2018 11:56

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