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Social network science:Pedagogy, dialogue and deliberation


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Watermeyer, R., 2010. Social network science:Pedagogy, dialogue and deliberation. JCOM-Journal of Science Communication, 9 (1).

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    Abstract

    The online world constitutes an ever-expanding store and incubator for scientific information. It is also a social space where forms of creative interaction engender new ways of approaching science. Critically, the web is not only a repository of knowledge but a means with which to experience, interact and even supplement this bank. Social Network Sites are a key feature of such activity. This paper explores the potential for Social Network Sites (SNS) as an innovative pedagogical tool that precipitate the ‘incidental learner’. I suggest that these online spaces, characterised by informality, open-access, user input and widespread popularity, offer a potentially indispensable means of furthering the public understanding of science; and significantly one that is rooted in dialogue.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsWatermeyer, R.
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    http://jcom.sissa.it/archive/09/01/Jcom0901%282010%29A04Free Full-text
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Education
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code47837

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