Translating Science for Young People

translating-scienceA new project in the School of Education launched its website this week: Translating Science for Young People. The project is led by Professor Elena Semino (Lancaster University), Dr Shirley Paul and Professor Alice Deignan (University of Leeds).

The aim of the project is to identify how scientific knowledge relating to the topic of climate change is translated (or possibly mistranslated), across genres, and in texts accessed by young people aged 11-16 in the UK. The research focuses on texts produced around climate change since this is an issue central to young people’s future lives as active citizens.