Science Communication and Education
Perception and awareness of science (PAS)
In the PAS project, which has the purpose to make interventions of public communication of science based on the formation of discussion groups, are carried out a series of initiatives in which students discuss on issues of science in action with Italian and international experts, public administrators, representatives of civil society.
This is an educational project that aims to stimulate further development of relevant scientific issues and to understand the perception of science by the students involved, as part of the educational path of classes of upper high schools. The training is linked to the enhancement of active participation in the social and scientific debate on the following path:
– Presentation of different national and international views and theories and different points of view of scientific and social actors;
– enhancement of the debate and deliberative process within the groups as a moment of growth of knowledge;
– active participation of students in public debate with the experts.
A second purpose is to promote scientific and technological culture, urging young people’s interest in science through critical reflection on topical issues of science and technology on economic and social implications and the scientific and ethical values.