European Researchers Night as a Learning Environment
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Roche, J., Davis, N., Chaikovsky, M., O Boyle, S., & O Farrelly, C., European Researchers Night as a Learning Environment, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, 13, 1, 2018, 1 - 9
European Researchers’ Night is an annual pan-European initiative of the European Commission held on the last Friday in September. In 2015, 1.1 million European citizens and 18,000 researchers took part in events organised in more than 300 cities within Europe and neighbouring countries. The objective of European Researchers’ Night is to encourage the wider public to visit research institutes, engage with researchers, and learn more about European research and potential career opportunities. In this paper, European Researchers’ Night in Ireland is considered through the lens of informal education. The types of learning taking place at European Researchers’ Night events are explored, and recommendations are made on how learning might be better assessed at future events.
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies
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Subject (TCD):European Researchers' Night , Public Engagement , Public Engagement in Science , Public Engagement with Science , SCIENCE COMMUNICATION , Science & Society , Science in Society