Public Engagement: Talking Science to Laypersons as Perceived by Postgraduate Students in Jordan

Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 12 July 2018

Public Engagement: Talking Science to Laypersons as Perceived by Postgraduate Students in Jordan

Abdallah Khataybeh

Yarmouk University, Jordan

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10.31014/aior.1993.01.01.2

Abstract

This study aimed at investigating how and why to engage laypersons with science as perceived by postgraduate students in Jordan. A questionnaire consisted of (24) items, with 5 point Likert-Scale was used after conducting the validity and reliability of the questionnaire. Findings showed that the respondents showed positive perception towards engaging laypersons in science as it is vital for their daily life and using technology properly, and the importance of using layperson knowledge in communicating with them. Finally scientists need practice and knowledge to communicate with laypersons.

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