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Title: From White Lab Coats and Crazy Hair to Actual Scientists: Exploring the Impact of Researcher Interaction and Performing Arts on Students' Perceptions and Motivation for Science
Author: Ruiz Mallen, Isabel  
Gallois, Sandrine
Heras, María
Keywords: art-based methods
public perception of scientists
Issue Date: 23-Jul-2018
Publisher: Science Communication
Series/Report no.: 40;6
Abstract: We examine the impact of researchers' interaction and drama-based techniques when learning science on students' views of scientists and motivations for studying science. We do so through mixed-methods in five secondary schools in three countries. Students changed their perception of scientists toward a less stereotyped image, particularly where their interaction with researchers was higher. Pupils' interest for scientific careers significantly increased where drama-based techniques were more inserted into the pedagogical approach. Promoting long-term interaction with scientists in school settings combined with embedded drama-based methods in science learning/teaching can contribute to reconstructing students' views on who can be engaged in science.
Language: English
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