Engaging migrant and refugee communities in non-formal science learning spaces.
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Brown, A., Roche, J., & Hurley, M., Engaging migrant and refugee communities in non-formal science learning spaces., JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 14, 4, 2020, 1 - 7
In this era of pandemics, economic crises and civil unrest, science centres and museums have an opportunity to become truly relevant resources to society. This paper summarises a number of critical lessons from the PISEA International Symposium, a conference held the at the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art in Vienna from the 17th–18th of October 2019. The purpose of this event was to share, learn, and discuss ways in which engagement with migrants and refugee populations might be improved within informal science learning spaces. Issues around integration, inclusive art-science practice, and shifting institutional policy and language were all explored. This paper also calls for the committed reform of informal science spaces, and a renewed commitment to responsive, equitable, and inclusive practice.
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:JCOM: Journal of Science Communication
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Subject (TCD):Informal Science Education , Informal Science Learning , Migrant Communities , Non-formal Science Education , Non-formal Science Learning , Refugee/Immigrant Services , Refugees and Asylum Seekers , SCIENCE COMMUNICATION , Science Education