The Beginning of a Mutual Understanding of Science Capital
What does the science capital mean in different Nordic and Baltic countries? The seminar for the Nordic-Baltic Science Communication Professionals compares the national policies and exchanges best practices from 1PM to 3PM. The seminar has an advance registration. After the seminar Hanasaari invites everyone from 3PM to 4.15PM to a key-note lecture and discussion about the benefits and opportunities for citizens and societies increasing the science capital.
3:00 – 3:30 PM, EET (1:00 – 1:30 PM, GMT): Professor Louise Archer: Science Capital and the Equity Compass
Louise Archer is Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education at the Institute of Education at the University College London. Arches gives a keynote on her conceptual work on science capital and the equity compass. Science capital can be defined as the sum of all the science-related knowledge, attitudes, experiences, and resources that an individual builds up through their life. This includes what science they know about, what they think about science, the people they know who understand science, and the day-to-day engagement they have with science. The Equity Compass is a framework that supports reflection on current practices and development of equitable practices. It comprises eight dimensions of equity, each designed to apply a different lens to improve equitable experiences.
3.30 – 4.15 PM, EET (1:30 – 2:45 PM, GMT): Commentaries in a Panel with professor Archer
Programme Manager Veli-Matti Ikävalko from Aalto University in Finland; Programme Manager Linda Sandberg from Museum and Science Arena Tekniska in Sweden and Director Mikko Myllykoski from the Finnish Science Museum Heureka
Organizers: Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, The Committee for Public Information, Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and Vetenskap & Allmänhet