Fri, Jul 03 | Zoom Meeting

Science Capital

Science capital is a concept that can help us understand patterns in science participation - why some people engage with science and others do not. But how can you make the most use of Science Capital and the research underpinning it in your day-to-day practices
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Time & Location

Jul 03, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+1
Zoom Meeting

About The Event

Virtually Social is an online meet up for people interested in Public Engagement and Science Communication. 

Each meeting will start with a short introduction or news round up from a PE profesional or Science Communicator. Followed by small group discussions and then open space. The empahasis is on keeping connected, informed and sociable.

This weeks topic was suggested by Emma Watson @thescienceemma

Science capital is a concept that can help us understand patterns in science participation - why some people engage with science and others do not. But how can you make the most use of Science Capital and the research underpinning it in your day-to-day practices. The ASPIRES research project is a long-term research study investigating the science and career aspirations of young people from age 10 to 23 lead by Professor Louise Archer at UCL Institute of Education. Louise developed the concept of Science Capital (even lending her voice to ‘Science Capital – an introduction’ video) and will share the most recent findings from the ASPIRES research along with what’s next for the research 

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Guest speakers:

Professor Louise Archer at UCL Institute of Education Originator of #ScienceCapital. @ASPIRESscience

Clare Harvey, Chief Executive, The Ogden Trust (@Clmharvey)

Dr Carol Davenport, director of NUSTEM (@DrDav)

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