Co-creation of Knowledge in Technology-Enhanced Communities of Learning

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Ayelet's research identifies science information which is relevant and interesting to the public based on user generated data in order to support public engagement with science. She is interested in peoples’ science-related questions and online queries. These questions can indicate what kind of science people want to know, and why. She believes that we can use what people want to know to teach them what educators want them to know. This is a way to make science education much more relevant to people of all ages and walks of life. In this talk, she hopes that she’ll convince you that many people – adults, teens and children – are interested in science, and that we need to build on these interests in order to open the door for meaningful learning to take place.



Ayelet Baram-Tsabari heads the science communication research group in the Department of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. She completed her PhD at the Weizmann Institute of Science and a postdoc at Cornell University, and was awarded a Landau Fellowship for Leaders in Science and Technology and an Allon Fellowship for Outstanding Young Researchers. 



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Does a whale have a bellybutton? - Prof. Ayelet Baram Tsabari - TEDxWeizmannInstitute