& Public Engagement
Outreach and public engagement is a core mission of every scientists.
I have based this blog post on the following Source
Public engagement describes the myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public. Engagement is by definition a two-way process involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit.
NCCPE (National Coordinating centre for Public Engagement), UK
How I am told to do it#
Identify your audience#
Identify a target public group/community and think about what your target group might be interested in and link your research to this. Will your target group be able to answer the question: "How does this matter to me"
“How does this matter to me”
Does it really have to be ?
How can you reach your target group and what do you feel comfortable doing: Teaching? Performing? Speaking in public? Running a workshop? Designing a ressource/class/audio-visual asset? Or maybe you would like to try something new? Get outside of the box?
What do you feel comfortable doing
Myself, very little, but if I bring around multiple people, each with their own skills, we can work together around the same goal. The missing piece is a single plateform where all of us can implement our multicultural inputs.
Do you have any hobbies that you could incorporate into your Public Engagement activity ?
Activities you,ve heard about - do you find any of them interesting? Would you like to try your hand at them?
There is many interesting activities developped. The main issue is to let people know about them, sorted appropriately with guidance on how to access them.
Important for Research Grants, fellowship …
REF: Research Excellence Framework
KEF: Knowledge Exchange Framework
The demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and economy
Impact can be in a numbered of areas:
Impact on health and wellbeing
Policy influence and change
How I am going to do it#
Of course, very differently than what I am told … ^^
w/ Comments available to get feedback and progressively addapt to multiple audiences