Discussing dialogue: perspectives on the value of science dialogue events that do not inform policy
This analysis aims to look at ¨dialogue events¨ that do not inform policy. The purpose of this is to display several perspectives on the value of non-policy dialogue on science as sites of individual or small-scale learning, rather than institutional learning through social processes. It also aims to open up a discussion about these non policyinforming events by arguing that there are further ways to understand and frame them. The analysis draws on different literatures and seeks to make use of specialists´ expertise within its discussion, in order to display these perspectives. The material used is based partially upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under a grant to the Centre for Informal Learning and Schools and its primary focus is based on literature regarding dialogue events at the London Science Museum’s Dana Centre that were not documented for the purposes of informing policy.
Full citation: Davies, S., McCallie, E., Simonsson, E., Lehr, J.L., & Duensing, S. (2009). Discussing dialogue: perspectives on the value of science dialogue events that do not inform policy. Public Understanding of Science, 18, 338-353