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 into science capital has identified 8 dimensions of science capital which effect a person’s connection and relationship with science. Understanding what these influences are can help us to design and deliver learning opportunities which can help more people … Continue reading What influences science capital: The eight dimensions
Science capital is a measure of your engagement or relationship with science, how much you value it and whether you feel it is ‘for you’ and connected to your life – or not. The concept provides us with an insight … Continue reading What is science capital?
Museums, science centres, festivals and roadshows are just some of the places where people can enjoy science, learn about science and where attitudes and values towards science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) can be positively influenced. The concept of science … Continue reading Science capital and the informal science sector
‘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.’ Director of Learning, SMG STEM engagement is at the heart of what we do … Continue reading The Science Museum Group and science capital
The following is an extract from Science capital made clear publication, 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 policy, practice and … Continue reading Myth-busting about science capital