Scientists Experts and Civic Engagement

Author: Amy E. Lesen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317058779
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Science

How do scientists, scholars, and other experts engage with the general public and with the communities affected by their work or residing in their sites of study? Where are the fine lines between public scholarship, civic engagement, and activism? Must academics 'give back' once they collect data and publish results? In this volume, authors from a wide range of disciplines examine these relationships to assess how they can be fruitful or challenging. Describing the methodological and ethical issues that experts must consider when carrying out public scholarship, this book includes a checklist for critical factors of success in engagement and an examination of the role of digital social media in science communication. Illustrated by a range of case studies addressing environmental issues (climate change, resource use, post-disaster policy) and education, it offers an investigation into the levels and ways in which scholars can engage, and how and whether academics and experts who engage in community work and public scholarship are acknowledged and rewarded for doing so by their institutions. Also bringing into the debate the perspective of citizens who have collaborated with academics, the book offers an exploration of the democratizing potential of participatory action research.


Author: Andreas Klamm
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783837074734
Release Date: 2009

Liberty, Peace And Media: Amy Goodman - Excellent Journalists In Extraordinary Times a book about some important parts of the work of the journalist, broadcast journalist and author of several books Amy Goodman, which is also host of Democracy NOW! The television and radio program Democracy NOW ! is standing for truly independent journalism and education. Amy Goodman a Harvard University graduate is the first journalist ever which has received in December 2008 in the city of Stockholm in SWEDEN the Right Livelihood Award as known also as the alternative Nobel prize. Amy Goodman can be also best described as peace activist and a true voice for peace. Amy Goodman has said during an interview on MSNBC television in New York City, United States of America: "Negotiation is the only one answer. There is got to be an answer other then war." Perhaps statements like these by Amy Goodman, which are also controversial discussed has caused to ask another colleague and journalist the question: "Is there anyone which can not love Amy Goodman?" When Amy Goodman has got arrested in September 2008 in the U.S.A. I have been involved in an international research on the works and career of the journalist, broadcast journalist and author Amy Goodman, which is author of three hard hitting books. Since 1984 I am working as independent journalist, broadcast journalist and author of several books. Three books which I have written have been published in 2008. In 1986 I became the founder of the international media project association IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty and IBS Television Liberty, which is supporting international understanding since 1986. In December 2008 when Amy Goodman (United States of America), Dr. Monika Hauser, (Swiss-Italian, medica mondiale Germany), Krishnammal Jagannathan and her husband (India) and Asha Hagi (Somalia) have received the Right Livelihood Award as known as the alternative Nobel Prize I had the

AQA A level German includes AS

Author: Helen Kent
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781471858031
Release Date: 2016-06-27
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Exam Board: AQA Level: AS/A-level Subject: German First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2017 Our Student Book has been approved by AQA. Support the transition from GCSE and through the new A-level specification with a single textbook that has clear progression through four defined stages of learning suitable for a range of abilities. We have developed a completely new textbook designed specifically to meet the demands of the new 2016 specification. The Student Book covers both AS and A-level in one textbook to help students build on and develop their language skills as they progress throughout the course. - Exposes students to authentic target language material with topical stimulus, and film and literature tasters for every work - Supports the transition from GCSE with clear progression through four stages of learning: transition, AS, A-level and extension - Builds grammar and translation skills with topic-related practice and a comprehensive grammar reference section - Develops language skills with a variety of tasks, practice questions and research activities - Gives students the tools they need to succeed with learning strategies throughout - Prepares students for the assessment with advice on essay-writing and the new individual research project Audio resources to accompany the Student Book must be purchased separately through your institution. They can be purchased in several ways: 1) as part of the Dynamic Learning Teaching and Learning resource; 2) as a separate audio download; 3) as part of the Student eTextbook. The Audio resources are not part of the AQA approval process.