The International Conference on Science Edu-Communication 2016 jointly organized by the National Taiwan Science Education Center and the National Taiwan Normal University Science Education Center was held on December 2nd and 3rd. Famous scholars from Israel, Korea, France and Austria, and scholars of Taiwan’s museums were all invited to this seminar, to speak on the themes of “The Innovation and Research of Non-formal Education,” “The Integration of Science Education and Science Communication,” “The New Way Development of the Non-formal Education and Science Communication of Science Education Centers and Museums” and “The Learning Environment That Integrates Maker Spirit into Inquiry and Practice, the Innovative Curriculum of the Flipped Middle School Courses.” There was also the “Science Education Communication Arena” to give the many frontline science educators, local and international scholars and the trainees who showed up a space to implement with their hands, interact and share different ideas of science education.
In order to present the diversity of science communication, the two-day seminar not only showcased the mobile navigation app at the National Taiwan Science Education Center to give the public an instant update on technology and let them create their personal mobile learning platform using their mobile devices, many guests were invited too, and they were National Central University Science Education Center, the molecular cuisine of National Taiwan Ocean University, the VR device of Taipei Tech, the healing picture book of University of Taipei and the perfect integration of digital music and interactive device, the Reactable City! XN Music, E-Scratch IoT of the S4A community and their promotion on WFduino, the Quake-nopoly from the Earthquake School in the Cloud, the Render Farm of the National Applied Research Laboratories, and MorSensor Wireless Sensor Bricks. Altogether 11 different devices and carriers of new ways of science communication, using their booths to showcase their works, effects and business models, so people can experience a more diverse non-formal science education. The science booths were all admission free.
For the academic topics and event details of the seminar, please go to the official website.