The Role of Citizen Science in Education - Comparing Research Agendas in the UK and Ireland
Dr. Joseph Roche | Trinity College Dublin | 04.11.17 to 12.11.17 | 9 Days
Host: Dr Jennifer DeWitt | Host Institution: Univeristy College London
Purpose of the STSM
Dr. Joseph Roche is an astrophysicist and an assistant professor in science education at Trinity College Dublin.
The purpose of this Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) was to instigate a collaborative partnership between citizen science researchers at Trinity College Dublin and leading Science Capital researchers based in London. This collaboration will promote and advance the COST Action: “CA 15212 Citizen Science to promote creativity, scientific literacy, and innovation throughout Europe”. More specifically, the main aim of this STSM was to combine the expertise of researchers from the institutions working in the fields of informal science education, science communication and public engagement in science to help understand the “synergies” that exist between education and citizen science. The STSM was designed to contribute to Task 1 of Working Group 2 of the COST Action 15212: a “Systematic review of synergies between CS and education”.
The whole report can be found here