Orli Wolfson is a candidate for an M.Sc at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. She has a B.Sc in Biology and Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as a teaching certificate in both subjects. She also has an M.A in Education of the Gifted and Talented, from Haifa University. Orli’s research interests are communication of scientific uncertainty and effective ways for scientists to communicate it. Also, Orli is interested in scientific language for different publics, and the relationship between scientific knowledge and literacy, gender, and decision-making.
Baram-Tsabari, A, Wolfson, O., Yosef, R., Chapnik, N. & Brill, A. & Segev, E. (2020). Jargon use in Public Understanding of Science papers over three decades. Public Understanding of Science 29(6).
Communication of Scientific Uncertainty during COVID-19 pandemic
Helping Scientists Communicate with the Public
Visible scientists in a time of crisis
This is an international project that focuses on highly visible scientists throughout the world. Scientists have a crucial role in communication to the public in situations of risk and uncertainty, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Some scientists became highly visible and even gained celebrity status. This research aims to internationally characterize, analyze and compare visible scientists.
Wolfson, O. & Baram-Tsabari, A. (accepted, February 2021). Representation and framing of scientific uncertainty in the media: The case of the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster (accepted) to be presented at the 17th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies, Raanana, Feb 15, 2022. The Open University of Israel.
Wolfson, O. & Baram-Tsabari, A. (December, 2021). Goals and perceptions of scientists about science engagemet in the media during times of scientific uncertainty: The case of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Metaksherim” meeting for communication studies students. The department of communication at the University of Haifa, Israel.
Wolfson, O. & Baram-Tsabari, A. (December, 2020). Media Representations of Scientific Uncertainty During the COVID-19 outbreak in Israel. “Metaksherim” meeting for communication studies students. The department of communication at the University of Haifa, Israel.
Wolfson, O., Segev, E., Yosef, R., Chapnik, N. & Brill, A. & Baram-Tsabari, A. (accepted, 2020). Readability and Jargon in two decades of Scientific Articles. Paper to be presented at the Soft Skills in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) Education conference, Technion, Israel.
“Blossom outside the school fence made environmental activism flourish”. In the Faculty of Education for Science and Technology, Technion (Hebrew).
“Robots are communicating: A novel pedagogy for teaching robotic connectivity in schools”. In the Faculty of Education for Science and Technology, Technion (Hebrew).
“The language of science”, in “MADA GADOL BAKTANA” (Hebrew)