Science engagement reflection tool: Positive reinforcement

Research shows us that many young people who enjoy science, grow up feeling that it is not for them. STEM subjects are commonly perceived as being suited to only the very ‘brainy’ – a view often shared by both young people and their parents. In some recent research with families who are infrequent visitors to museums, we asked the adults to describe their feelings about science in three words and their responses were typically: Difficult… complicated… nerdy… for clever people… Perhaps unsurprisingly, this perception of science is difficult to identify with and discourages many visitors from engaging with STEM related … Continue reading Science engagement reflection tool: Positive reinforcement