I’m not sure now when I first encountered science capital, but I know it was after the Wellcome Trust had published their Review of Informal Science Learning. In the recommendations it suggested that links between research and practice were strengthened … Continue reading Science capital, museums and me
Science engagement is at the heart of what we do in our museums, and science capital provides us with a research based insight which builds on our understanding of what influences and shapes people’s engagement and attitudes towards science. Every … Continue reading Our science engagement reflection tool
Science capital research has highlighted the need to create links between young people’s science experiences at school, home, and out of school (for example, in museums). Such links deepen learning, and promote the relevance of science to young people’s everyday … Continue reading Developing our See, Link, Wonder resource to help increase engagement with science using objects and images
The research has identified 8 dimensions of science capital which will effect a person’s connection and relationship with science. Understanding what these influences are can help design and deliver learning opportunities that will enable more people to engage with science. … Continue reading What influences science capital: The eight dimensions
Science capital is a measure of someone’s engagement with science and how much it is valued in their life. The concept also provides an understanding of what can be done to help increase peoples engagement with STEM. The research into science capital by King’s College … Continue reading What is science capital?
Enterprising Science is a five-year partnership (2013-2017) across the Science Museum Group and King’s College London, supported by BP. This research and development project uses the concept of science capital (science-related qualifications, interest, literacy and social contacts) to understand how … Continue reading What is the Enterprising Science project?
Museums and science centres are part of a learning ecology. We already know that people engage with us in different ways – or not at all. Science capital offers us a lens for understanding what influences our visitors’ attitudes towards … Continue reading Why science capital is useful for museums and science centres
‘The powerful concept of science capital can change the practice of the Science Museum Group and potentially that of many people involved in informal science learning.’ Tom O’Leary, Director of Learning SMG Science museums and science centres are a place … Continue reading Science Museum Group reflection on science capital
The following is an extract from Science capital made clear. This publication was written by the Enterprising Science team at King’s College London: Clarifying common misconceptions The concept of science capital is gaining prominence within science education and informal science learning … Continue reading Myth-busting about science capital