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Science and Technology Education and Communication

Seeking Synergy

  • Maarten C. A. van der Sanden
  • Marc J. de Vries

Part of the International Technology Education Studies book series (ITES, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
    1. Marc J. de Vries, Maarten C. A. van der Sanden
      Pages 1-6
  2. Aims

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Merryn Mckinnon, Judith Vos
      Pages 27-45
    3. Anne-Lotte Masson, Jenni Metcalfe, Patricia Osseweijer
      Pages 47-66
    4. Emma Weitkamp, Dawn Arnold
      Pages 67-84
  3. Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Nick W. Verouden
      Pages 87-105
    3. Caroline Wehrmann, Ineke Henze–Rietveld
      Pages 107-128
    4. Maarten C. A. van der Sanden, Marc J. de Vries
      Pages 129-145
    5. Steven M. Flipse, Durdane Bayram-Jacobs
      Pages 147-162
    6. Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, Bruce V. Lewenstein
      Pages 163-185

About this book


Science & technology education on the one hand, and communication on the other, are, to a large extent, still separate worlds and many opportunities for synergy and cross-fertilisation are yet unused. This divide is unfortunate, since educators need communication skills and communicators often use aspects of education in their strategies. Moreover, innovation processes in both domains ask for education and communication insights and skills. Therefore, scholars and practitioners in both domains must seek connections and synergy by exchanging insights and ideas. This book discusses the shared aims of science & technology education and communication, such as science literacy and engagement, as well as common processes and challenges, such as social learning, social design and professionalisation, and assessment. Aims, processes, and challenges that inspire, enhance and deepen the education and communication synergy from a theoretical and practical side. If one reads the various chapters and reflects on them from one’s own perspective as a scholar or practitioner, the question is no longer if cross-fertilisation and synergy are needed, but when are we seriously going to take up this challenge together. This book aims to initiate the dialogue that the situation in the development of the topic requires at this point.


synergy multidisciplinarity science education science communication innovation professionalisation

Editors and affiliations

  • Maarten C. A. van der Sanden
    • 1
  • Marc J. de Vries
    • 2
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Science and Technology Education and Communication
  • Book Subtitle Seeking Synergy
  • Editors Maarten C. A. van der Sanden
    Marc J. de Vries
  • Series Title International Technology Education Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-6300-738-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 200
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Education, general
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