Monthly Archives: January 2016

New paper on citizen science in college classes published in JCOM!

See http://jcom.sissa.it/archive/15/01/JCOM_1501_2016_A03

For part 1 of a special issue on Citizen Science in the Journal of Science Communication, collaborators in Entomology at UF and beyond had their undergrads participate in citizen science as part of a general education course. We investigated what they learned (sort of, as it was hard to disentangle from overall learning in the course), but perhaps more importantly, we investigated how their perceptions of science changed. The latter is arguably a more interesting outcome from a general education course aiming to introduce science or a specific science to non-scientists. Check it out!

 

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