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Transporting knowledge: a case study of meaning making on the pathways of science communication (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Davis, P. (2018). Transporting knowledge: a case study of meaning making on the pathways of science communication

In this paper I study scientists, reporters, and news readers as they produce and/or interpret scientific texts. Imagining all of these actors as science learners allows me to compare across their individual understandings to follow ideas through the... Read More

Invasion of the energy monsters: a family board game about energy consumption (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Banerjee, A., Horn, M. S., & Davis, P. (2016). Invasion of the energy monsters: a family board game about energy consumption

We present Invasion of the Energy Monsters, a board game that attempts to highlight the role of family practices in household energy consumption. While household energy management activities — such as controlling heating and cooling systems — tend to... Read More

The use of cognitive clinical interviews to explore learning from video game play (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Holbert, N., Russ, R. S., & Davis, P. (2015). The use of cognitive clinical interviews to explore learning from video game play

As research about the learning that results when children play video games becomes more popular, questions arise about what methodological and analytical tools are most appropriate to access and document this learning. Thus far, researchers have most... Read More

Dynamic framing in the communication of scientific research: texts and interactions (2015)
Journal Article
Davis, P., & Russ, R. S. (2015). Dynamic framing in the communication of scientific research: texts and interactions. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 52(2), doi:10.1002/tea.21189. ISSN 0022-4308

The fields of science education and science communication share the overarching goal of helping non-experts and non-members of the professional science community develop knowledge of the content and processes of scientific research. However, the spec... Read More