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Supporting Science Centers’ Visitors with Dyslexia and ADHD

Supporting children who struggle with learning disabilities has always been a necessity, even if it has been overlooked for years. Recently, the awareness of inclusion and equity for all children has risen through different ways; campaigns, conferences, among other means. It has also been included in the 2030 agenda for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Tools and Techniques to Assist Visitors with Vision Impairment in STEM

It is doubtless that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are highly visual subjects, which means that their teaching requires the use of visual techniques. This is the first barrier that hinders people with a visual impairment from pursuing their careers in these fields, regardless of their capabilities.

Assistive Technology Tools to Prepare Children with Disabilities for STEM Fields

Creating special programs for children with disabilities and using special technology tools to help them fully absorb the experience are fundamental steps to increase their engagement and abilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Besides their vital role in leveling up our lives, these highly progressing fields are packed with opportunities thanks to the evolution of technology that has been creating higher demands for diversity of thought, experience, perspective, and background.

Towards Equitable Learning Environments for All

Childhood is the basic phase of learning and development, on which everything after is built. As such, each experience children go through during this period is so important and impacts them dramatically.

Science Centers and Museums Reshaping their Identities

Science centers' and museums’ role in communicating science through hands-on experiences has been evident. Recently, they have been working on reshaping their identities to promote more social responsibility, engagement with complex science and technology issues, besides civic engagement and change.

Creative Ways to Engage Students

Teaching is so much more than a narrative process. It is the teacher-student discussion, critical thinking, student participation, and topic-related activities that will keep students engaged.

The Role of Developing a Growth Mindset in the Learning Process

Our mindsets can shape our lives, either positively or negatively. It is not always about how big the problem or how complicated the situation is; many times, it depends on our understanding and the way we respond is what determines the outcomes. Simply put, it depends on our mindset.

Inclusive Science Communication Key Traits and Recommendations

The science communication field has been growing significantly over the years, hitting its peak during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, which placed scientific research updates as a top priority globally. This field is defined as a practice of informing and raising awareness of science-related topics with increasing the knowledge of scientific discoveries and arguments.

Processing Sign Language in the Brain

How our brain processes language has always been a rich field for research since it manifests how we learn, speak, and generally communicate.

Sign Language and Science: Challenges and Opportunities

Sometimes language turns out to be the barrier that hinders conveying the message; a struggle that many deaf students who have the potential to study science and pursue a career in it face.

Stretch Your Brain’s Muscles with Cognitive Flexibility!

We tend to unconsciously rely on implementing well-tested solutions to help us face any new problem. We struggle while switching between different approaches to make solving it possible; how we react remains the key either to moving on or feeling stuck and beaten.

Subtraction: Why Don’t We Consider this Better Option?!

While “addition” seems a more positive and soothing solution that might generate good results, it may prevent us from getting better ones by overlooking a superior option, “subtraction”, a new study shows.

The Power of Language Style and Information Source in Science Communication

Successfully delivering a message and conveying ideas are what we seek from any conversation, debate, or presentation. Easier said than done; many factors play a key role in determining the real outcomes of those situations.