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Can science centres become centres of assessment as well as Learning?
reflections on the 'Future Body' exhibition in Copenhagen

Mark Elam   Copenhagen University

Denmark  is  famed  for  encouraging  multiple  forms  of  public  engagement  with  science  and technology  going  far  beyond  a  traditional  public  understanding/education  model  of  science communication. In my presentation I want to briefly take up what happens when this Danish desire to  stimulate  public  dialogue,  discussion,  debate  and  deliberation  around  contemporary  science  and technology  spreads  to  the  science  centre  context  and  a  current  exhibition  at  the  Experimentarium Science Centre in Hellerup, just north of Copenhagen city. 

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