Social network science:Pedagogy, dialogue and deliberation


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

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    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.


    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsWatermeyer, R.
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    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Education
    ID Code47837


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