Evaluating science communication training: Going beyond self-reports

Yael Barel Ben David, Ayelet Baram-Tsabari

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In recent years, there has been a proliferation of science communication training opportunities worldwide utilizing different practical approaches and theoretical models. However, little attention has been paid to the development and validation of tools for evaluating these training programs for their impact, efficiency or outcomes at the individual or course levels. In this chapter, we argue for the importance of evaluating science communication training and the need to define learning goals and outcomes to do so. We suggest a framework for evaluation based on the Human Resource Development (HRD) literature and review practical methods that go beyond self-assessment, including expert and peer evaluation and computerized tools to analyze participants’ products.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheory and Best Practices in Science Communication Training
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781351069359
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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