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公民素養推動研究中心The Research Center for Promoting Civic Literacy


2016 APERA & TERA2016國際研討會【審查通過】
Reference Number: 00334
Title: Public engagement in science and technology and it's impacts
This panel (symposium) will address different perspectives in and evaluating public engagement in S&T in society and its impacts. Nationally representative surveys of public engagement in S&T have been conducted in 2008, 2012 and 2015 in Taiwan. Longitudinal evidence is now available which deserves the attention of science educator and scholars and practitioners. This panel will address four research questions arising from such survey of public engagement in S&T:
1.Dose TV exposure have any effect on adult self-efficacy in science?
2.Dose TV exposure have any effect on adult scientific literacy?
3.Dose visits to informal science education institutions have any effect on adult scientificknowledge?
4.Dose adults’ affective factors have any effect on their media audience behavior?
The panel, with four speakers from different disciplines of education, sociology and museum researchers, will address these questions also within a view of and cross-disciplinary perspective:
1. Dr. Chun-Yen Tsai (Center for General Education, National Sun Yat-sen University): The relationship between TV exposure and adult self-efficacy in science by Chun-Yen Tsai, Ying-Yao Cheng, Tai-Chu Huang.
2. Dr. Jui-Chou Cheng (National Science and Technology Museum, Taiwan) The Relationship between Taiwanese Citizens’ Watching TV Programs of Science and Scientific Literacy by Jui-Chou Cheng, Ying-Yao Cheng, Tai-Chu Huang.
3. Dr. Paichi Pat Shein (Center for Teacher’s education, National Sun Yat-sen University): The role of scientific identity in the relationship between visits to informal science education institutions and scientific knowledge by Paichi Pat Shein, Yuh-Yuh Li, Jia-Hao Young, Ying-Yao Cheng, Tai-Chu Huang.
4. Dr. Chien-Liang Lin (Nan Jeon University of Science and Technology): The impact of affective factors on adults’ media audience behavior by Chien-Liang Lin, Ying-Yao Cheng, Tai-Chu Huang.