The child, the clown and the scientist

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Unesco

Janvier 2011

In Current Challenges in Basic Science Education.

The concept of a science clown, at least as it is used in France, is closely connected to the association Les Atomes Crochus. Using a range of ways from standard theatre pieces to street theatre, Les Atomes Crochus continues to explore and exploit the hidden treasures that come from the synergy of co-construction between scientists and actors. Mediator without equal, with a natural sympathy with and from the audience, the science clown is becoming an essential figure in the landscape of science communication.