Panelists for this session have helped build diverse, interdisciplinary education programs that build radiation expertise. We will learn what motivates and shaped the formation of these programs, and the challenges they have faced. We also will discuss the kinds of radiation education needed in the future. Confirmed panelists: Sulfikar Amir, Rethy Chhem, Brien Hallett, Johnnye Lewis, Sonja D. Schmid, Chris Shuey, Noboru Takamura
Panelists will be asked to comment on the following:
their involvement in or observation of radiation-related educational programs, explaining both the founding purpose of the programs and how their directions have changed over time.
approaches used in their programs that have been especially effective with the groups they are meant to address [Panelists are especially encouraged to share approaches that might be applicable in other programs -- fieldwork or community visits and outreach, for example.]
challenges they have faced building interdisciplinarity and knowledge pluralism into their programs
aspects of program design that have been notably effective or hard to sustain.
ideas about the kinds of education programs we need now and in the future
as part of Radiation Governance Education and Teaching panels.
This research article (Kuroda et al., 2020) examines how teachers in Fukushima Prefecture shaped radiation education in the 10year since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster.Read more