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  1. 1 Aug 2022 Journal Article Public Understanding of Science

    “We think this way as a society!”: Community-level science literacy among ultra-Orthodox Jews

    Abstract

    Despite growing interest in community-level science literacy, most studies focus on communities of interest who come together through particular science, environmental or health-related goals. We examine a pre-existing community—ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel—with a particular history and politics vis-à-vis science, technology, and medicine. First, we show how Haredi

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  2. 27 May 2022 Journal Article Public Understanding of Science

    Engagement patterns with female and male scientists on Facebook

    Abstract

    Social networks are becoming powerful agents mediating between science and the public. Considering the public tendency to associate science with men makes investigating representations of female scientists in social media important. Here we set out to find whether the commenting patterns to text-based science communication are similar. To examine these, we collected

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  3. Apr 2022 Journal Article Public Understanding of Science

    John Durant: ‘A critical moment when things came together’

    Abstract

    John Durant has spent his entire career in the broad field of public engagement with science and technology. In the 1990s, he was Assistant Director and Head of Science Communication at the Science Museum, London, where he led the creation of The Wellcome Wing, and before joining Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he was Executive Director of At-Bristol, a

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  4. 17 Mar 2022 Book Chapter Current Research in Biology Education

    The Relevancy of Science Education to Public Engagement with Science

    Abstract

    For the past few decades science education aimed to prepare non-scientists to make sense of science in their daily lives, to be critical consumers of science information, and to make informed decisions about scientific issues (Roberts & Bybee, 2014). This goal of inclusive science education for non-scientists is termed “science literacy” (Hurd, 1958). “Science

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  5. 19 Jan 2022 Ecology and the Environment

    Public participation in scientific research: A range of possibilities (Hebrew)

    Abstract

    Public participation in scientific research has been gaining popularity among citizens and scientists alike in recent decades. This creates new opportunities for learning and creation of scientific knowledge as well as for social and political change. Projects involving public in scientific research have developed in a variety of disciplines, creating a range of models

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    שיתוף הציבור במחקר מדעי: קשת של אפשרויות
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    בעשורים האחרונים השתתפות הציבור במחקרים מדעיים צוברת פופולריות בקרב אזרחים ומדענים כאחד, ויוצרת הזדמנויות חדשות ללמידה וליצירת ידע מדעי מצד אחד ולשינוי חברתי ופוליטי מצד שני. פרויקטים של מחקר המשתפים את הציבור התפתחו במגוון תחומים, והם נבדלים זה מזה במאפייניהם, במידת המעורבות של המשתתפים ובשיטות המחקר. קיימים מודלים שונים לשיתוף

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  6. Jan 2022 Book Chapter The Pandemic of Argumentation

    Justification of Decision-Making in Response to COVID-19 Socio-Scientific Dilemmas

    Abstract

    Argumentation skills are important for informed decision-making, especially in everyday life when engaging with science. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic is an ideal opportunity to study laypeople’s use of argumentation skills when engaging with a scientific issue daily, while making relevant decisions that affect their families and society. This study frames the

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  7. Dec 2021 Book Chapter The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Communication

    Professional development in science communication for practicing scientists

    Abstract

    In a world that is becoming more technological and science-driven, scientists’ ability to communicate their research and its importance to different publics, stakeholders, and peers outside their discipline is crucial. However, during their education, most scientists are not trained in how to communicate their science in an accessible way to diverse audiences. In response

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  8. Aug 2021 Technion

    Risk perception and risk communication in radiological events (Hebrew)

    תפיסת הסיכון ותקשורת סיכונים באירועים רדיולוגיים
    תקציר

    אנשי מקצוע בתחום ההגנה מקרינה סבורים ברובם שהחשש הציבורי מהסיכונים הבריאותיים הכרוכים בחשיפה לקרינה עולה, בדרך כלל, לאין ערוך על הסיכון האמיתי (ראה אנקדוטה באיור 1). כמו כן, ברור לעוסקים בתחום זה, שבמקרה של אירוע רדיולוגי 1 , התגובה הציבורית והשלכותיה עלולות להוות אתגר קשה הרבה יותר מאשר הטיפול הטכני באירוע עצמו. כך למשל, בעקבות

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  9. 11 Jul 2021 Journal Article Public Understanding of Science

    Science, Maddá, and ‘Ilm: The language divide in scientific information available to Internet users

    Abstract

    The Internet has potential to alleviate inequality in general and specifically with respect to science literacy. Nevertheless, digital divides persist in online access and use, as well as in subsequent social outcomes. Among these, the “language divide” partly determines how successful users are in their Internet use depending on their proficiency in languages, and

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  10. 19 Jun 2021 Journal Article Educational Studies in Mathematics

    Mathematical media literacy in the COVID-19 pandemic and its relation to school mathematics education

    רוב הישראלים לא הבינו היבטים כמותיים של סיקור הקורונה בחדשות, ופחד ממתמטיקה עשוי להיות אחד האחראים לכך
    Abstract

    In the first months of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic became a top concern worldwide, media coverage became full of information that demands mathematical literacy, or numeracy, to interpret. In this study, we examine the public’s understanding of mathematical notions that are required for understanding the pandemic and predicting its spread. We also explore its correlations

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