Background The centre for Art and Sciens offers a number of science theatre plays for theatres, schools and high schools in Denmark. The centre regard science theatre as a theatrical plays created on the basis of scientific knowledge and research results. In science theatre the scientist is on stage elaborating his or her knowledge in close interaction with artists.

Objective The goal of using theatre in this respect is to communicate the fantastic stories that lie embedded in the world of science and research in an entertaining and eventful fashion, thus creating knowledge through experience. By strengthening the dialogue between the world of research and the public the centre wishes to obtain two things in particular: That the public obtains a better understanding of the value of research in the development of the society That the public gains the nessecary insight in order to engage in an open and democratic dialogue about advantages, disadvantages, possibilities, ethical and moral isssues related to modern research.

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Science theatre ‐ A way to increase public understanding and posibility for at two ways dialogue between scientists and public

Bent Nørgaard   University of Southern Denmark

Background The centre for Art and Sciens offers a number of science theatre plays for theatres, schools and high schools in Denmark. The centre regard science theatre as a theatrical plays created on the basis of scientific knowledge and research results. In science theatre the scientist is on stage elaborating his or her knowledge in close interaction with artists.

Objective The goal of using theatre in this respect is to communicate the fantastic stories that lie embedded in the world of science and research in an entertaining and eventful fashion, thus creating knowledge through experience. By strengthening the dialogue between the world of research and the public the centre wishes to obtain two things in particular: That the public obtains a better understanding of the value of research in the development of the society That the public gains the nessecary insight in order to engage in an open and democratic dialogue about advantages, disadvantages, possibilities, ethical and moral isssues related to modern research.

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