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IJSSH 2018 Vol.8(7): 214-219 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2018.V8.963

A Phenomenological Case Study Exploring Different Perspectives on Science Communication through Art

Giedre Straksiene and Zita Rasuole Gasiunaite
Abstract—This article investigates the conceptions of science communication through art. Science communication is a persistent dilemma, with much research conducted on it, yet, limited studies exist on the perception of science communication through art. Both science and art are based on the ability to imagine drawing connection to elucidate complex topics. Is it true whether just romantic idea of collaboration working towards communication? What actually is science communication through art? In what mode or how it is comprehensible to master students and their teachers/scientists? The authors present a phenomenological case study approach based on the focus group data collected from 33 participants including master students and their teachers /scientists of one university of the Lithuania. The data transcribed, thematic concepts and discourse analysis methods used to deconstruct the underlying meanings in verbal and nonverbal forms of communication. Five distinct themes (concepts) emerged: Beauty, Creativity, Education, Sociocultural and Technological. Phenomenological case study disclosed students' and their teachers’/scientists' perspectives on the role of the art in science communication. Science communication through art was perceived as a positive phenomenon which educates society by showing nature beauty as well as using creativity and new technologies. The multi-dimensional aspects of science communication through art need to be fully acknowledged and carefully explored in further research. Hope the findings of this case study have implications for science students’ education that should offer opportunities for more consistent art integration.

Index Terms—science communication through art, art integration, science students, case study, phenomenological approach.

Giedre Straksiene and Zita Rasuole Gasiunaite are with the Klaipeda University, Herkaus Manto str. 84, Klaipeda, LT-92294, Lithuania (e-mail: giedre.straksiene@ ku.lt, zita@apc.ku.lt).

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Cite: Giedre Straksiene and Zita Rasuole Gasiunaite, "A Phenomenological Case Study Exploring Different Perspectives on Science Communication through Art," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 8, no. 7, pp. 214-219, 2018.

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