Using social network analysis to document science festival partnerships

Date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Public Events and Festivals, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Resource Centers and Networks
Audience: 
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: 
General STEM
Organization:
RTI International, Morehead Planetarium, Karen Peterman Consulting
Description: 

This study applies social network analysis to explore the role that one science festival has played in building the state's STEM learning ecosystem. It examines the breadth and extent of collaboration among STEM educators and their partners, reviewing past and present partnerships across 449 events during the 2015 festival. Three case studies provide in-depth illustrations of partnerships. These findings represent an important step towards (a) mapping a STEM learning ecosystem, and (b) trying to understand how a festival affects the ecosystem itself. Together, study results demonstrate how the festival has served to stimulate and foster STEM partnerships.

Citation
ISSN:
1824-2049
Publication Name: 
Journal of Science Communication
Volume: 
15
Number: 
5
Document:

Team Members

Christine BevcChristine BevcAuthor
Denise YoungDenise YoungAuthor

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