Science and technology delivery Science education on the move
Yusuke Sato Communicators in Science and Technology Education Program Hokkaido University, Japan
Takashi Miyairi Communicators in Science and Technology Education Program Hokkaido University, Japan
Science and Technology Delivery” is an outreach program for school science classrooms. It is one of the practical trainings in an education program of science and technology communication in University of Hokkaido in Japan, which is called “Communicators in Science and Technology Education Program (CoSTEP)”. This paper argues that ‘science delivery’ is useful for the development of human resource in science and technology communication. I will discuss the benefits and issues of ‘science delivery’ in following steps.
1) I will show the development of ‘science delivery’ project.
2) Then, I will summarize the benefits and issues of ‘science delivery’ from the standpoints of the delivering side - CoSTEP students, and the delivered side - school education including pupils, parents, and teachers.
3) Finally, I will consider the advantages of ‘science delivery’ in our science and technology communicator education program.