We consider that museum curators are one of the scientists who should have the science communication skill which leads to some sort of social inclusion. This presentation introduces an online database system which can help science communication between museum curators and the public. It is called “Science Literacy Passport β” and is part of our ongoing research project which started in 2012 at National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo (NMNS). The title of this research project is “A Basic Study on Development of an Interactive Life-long Learning System between Public and Museums in a Knowledge-Circulating Society”. There are two aims of the research. One is to establish the museum utilization model in which science literacy is fostered in the knowledge circulating society. Another one is to establish an interactive lifelong learning system as a new museum function. This paper will discuss how “Science Literacy Passport β” functions and how social inclusion can be made.

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Development of the online database system as a function of science communication between museum curators and museum users

Yoshikazu Ogawa   National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo

Motoko Shonaka Harada   National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo

Mika Matsuo   National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo

Tsutomu Okada   Fukushima University

We consider that museum curators are one of the scientists who should have the science communication skill which leads to some sort of social inclusion. This presentation introduces an online database system which can help science communication between museum curators and the public. It is called “Science Literacy Passport β” and is part of our ongoing research project which started in 2012 at National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo (NMNS). The title of this research project is “A Basic Study on Development of an Interactive Life-long Learning System between Public and Museums in a Knowledge-Circulating Society”. There are two aims of the research. One is to establish the museum utilization model in which science literacy is fostered in the knowledge circulating society. Another one is to establish an interactive lifelong learning system as a new museum function. This paper will discuss how “Science Literacy Passport β” functions and how social inclusion can be made.

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