Social controversies regarding scientific and technological topics provide challenges for progress. Prof. Gerber will argue that upstream communication with diverse stakeholders can turn innovation into a driver for social change, community mobilisation, and possibly even a democratisation of knowledge. He will show how this vision has already gained a foothold in European science and innovation policy and discuss its educational implications.
Prof. Alexander Gerber
Chair, Department of Science Communication, Rhine-Waal University, Germany
Prof. Gerber’s research focuses on socio-political dimensions of science-society issues, including STEM education and citizen science. He was Director of Communications at Europe’s largest institute for applied sciences, Fraunhofer (ICT), and is a long-time author and film director.
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TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018, 14:30
Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, Auditorium (Room 107)