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Science museum explainer training: Exploring factors that influence visitor-explainer interactions (2016)
Thesis
Kamolpattana, S. Science museum explainer training: Exploring factors that influence visitor-explainer interactions. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/920372

There is currently minimal understanding as to how explainer training in Informal Science Institutions (ISIs) incorporates socio-cultural contexts. This thesis investigates this gap in the literature by examining the role of socio-cultural context i... Read More about Science museum explainer training: Exploring factors that influence visitor-explainer interactions.

Showing public value: Factors supporting researchers’ attitudes to open science (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Grand, A. (2013, July). Showing public value: Factors supporting researchers’ attitudes to open science. Presented at Science in Public 2013, Nottingham

Funders – notably in the UK, EU and USA – are increasingly pressing researchers to make research outputs openly available. While an open access policy may be a driver, my research suggests that many publicly-funded researchers acknowledge that public... Read More about Showing public value: Factors supporting researchers’ attitudes to open science.

Food hygiene challenges in older people: Intergenerational learning as a health asset (2013)
Journal Article
Orme, J., Wythe, H., Wilkinson, C., Orme, J., Meredith, L., & Weitkamp, E. (2013). Food hygiene challenges in older people: Intergenerational learning as a health asset. https://doi.org/10.2495/EHR130181

Older people are more at risk of contracting foodborne infections; however the majority remain well despite the physical, social and cognitive challenges of older age. Future healthcare strategies targeting older people can be informed by exploring t... Read More about Food hygiene challenges in older people: Intergenerational learning as a health asset.

Creating a learning environment to promote food sustainability issues in primary schools? Staff perceptions of implementing the food for life partnership programme (2013)
Journal Article
Jones, M., Weitkamp, E., Jones, M., Salmon, D., Kimberlee, R., & Orme, J. (2013). Creating a learning environment to promote food sustainability issues in primary schools? Staff perceptions of implementing the food for life partnership programme. Sustainability, 5(3), 1128-1140. https://doi.org/10.3390/su5031128

There is increasing interest in the role that schools can play in promoting education for sustainable development (ESD), and evidence is emerging that schools can be influential in the emerging agenda around the ecological, ethical and social aspects... Read More about Creating a learning environment to promote food sustainability issues in primary schools? Staff perceptions of implementing the food for life partnership programme.

Leisure and Pleasure: Science events in unusual locations (2012)
Journal Article
Bultitude, K., & Sardo, A. M. (2012). Leisure and Pleasure: Science events in unusual locations. International Journal of Science Education, 34(18), 2775-2795. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2012.664293

Building on concepts relating to informal science education, this work compares science-related activities which successfully engaged public audiences at three different 'generic' locations: a garden festival, a public park, and a music festival. The... Read More about Leisure and Pleasure: Science events in unusual locations.

Open Science: A New "Trust Technology"? (2012)
Journal Article
Grand, A., Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K., & Winfield, A. F. (2012). Open Science: A New "Trust Technology"?. Science Communication, 34(5), 679-689. https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547012443021

The emerging practice of open science, which makes the entire process of a scientific investigation available, could extend membership of the research community to new, public audiences, who do not have access to science's long-established trust mech... Read More about Open Science: A New "Trust Technology"?.

Food sustainability education as a route to healthier eating: Evaluation of a multi-component school programme in English primary schools (2012)
Journal Article
Orme, J., Morley, A., Kimberlee, R., Salmon, D., Weitkamp, E., Dailami, N., …Orme, J. (2012). Food sustainability education as a route to healthier eating: Evaluation of a multi-component school programme in English primary schools. Health Education Research, 27(3), 448-458. https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cys016

Promising approaches to the promotion of healthier eating among children in primary school settings include the opportunity to practise practical cooking and growing, promoting the take up of healthier school meals and nutritional education. However,... Read More about Food sustainability education as a route to healthier eating: Evaluation of a multi-component school programme in English primary schools.

New frontiers in science communication: Researchers’ experiences of coming out of the lab (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Rocks, C., & Bultitude, K. (2010, December). New frontiers in science communication: Researchers’ experiences of coming out of the lab. Paper presented at The 11th International Conference on Public Communication of Science & Technology (PCST-2010), New Delhi, India

Researchers are increasingly playing a key role in the public communication of science. This makes understanding researchers’ motivations, and the benefits and barriers they perceive, an important step to ensuring successful direct interactions betwe... Read More about New frontiers in science communication: Researchers’ experiences of coming out of the lab.

Robot thought (2005)
Exhibition / Performance
Burnet, F., Johnson, B., Bultitude, K., & Winfield, A. F. Robot thought. 1 March 2005 - 31 July 2006. (Unpublished)

Robot Thought is a performance piece designed to promote discusion amongst 5 -11 year old children and their families of the role that robots already play and might play in society. It was first performed at Explore, Bristol's interactive science cen... Read More about Robot thought.

Meet the mighty gene machine (2003)
Exhibition / Performance
Burnet, F., Johnson, B., & Bultitude, K. (2005). Meet the mighty gene machine. 6 November 2003 - 30 June 2005. (Unpublished)

Meet the Mighty Gene Machine is a performance piece designed to promote discussion of the issues raised for individuals by advances in gene technology. The piece begins with a short play, based on the format of a reality TV show, whose script and ch... Read More about Meet the mighty gene machine.

“So we can’t bring a volcano into the classroom…” Communicating geosciences through digital media
Journal Article
Hobbs, L., Stevens, C., Larbey, R., Marshall, D., & Smith, C. (in press). “So we can’t bring a volcano into the classroom…” Communicating geosciences through digital media

There are many fascinating, exciting and important aspects of geoscience that we just cannot physically bring into classrooms and public engagement events in all their glory. Volcanic eruptions, using drones to combat environmental crime, museum ex... Read More about “So we can’t bring a volcano into the classroom…” Communicating geosciences through digital media.



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