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dc.contributor.authorDent, Maria Fay
dc.contributor.authorRadford, Neil
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-23T15:24:03Z
dc.date.available2020-10-23T15:24:03Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-30
dc.identifier.citationDent, M. & Radford, N. (2020). 'Celebrity zcientists: Inspiration or just entertainment?' Science Teacher Education, 88, pp. 41-46.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625293
dc.description.abstractThis article explores perceptions of science students about the influence of celebrity science on their aspirations. Does celebrity science inspire? Their views are contrasted with those of five prominent celebrity scientists (including Sir David Attenborough and Baroness Susan Greenfield). Qualitative interviews revealed that whilst a key factor in science aspiration is personal interest, celebrity scientists were perceived as having the potential and responsibility to inspire young people. Authenticity and credibility, alongside entertainment, were seen as potentially optimising this influence. Implications for teacher educators are considered from the perspective of working with science teachers, scientists and celebrity scientists, with the concept of ‘message to a name’ being introduced as a supportive tool.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe Association for Science Educationen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ASE.org.uken_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ase.org.uk/resources/science-teacher-education/issue-88/celebrity-scientists-inspiration-or-just-entertainersen_US
dc.subjectScience education, celebrity scientistsen_US
dc.titleCelebrity scientists: Inspiration or just entertainment?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1756-915X
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalScience Teacher Educationen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-08-20
refterms.dateFOA2020-10-14T00:00:00Z
dc.author.detailsehl035en_US


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