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Science Communication in Theory and Practice : Science & Technology Education Library - Susan M. Stocklmayer

Science Communication in Theory and Practice

Science & Technology Education Library

By: Susan M. Stocklmayer (Editor), Rajeev Gore (Editor), C.R. Bryant (Editor)

Paperback Published: December 2001
ISBN: 9781402001314
Number Of Pages: 285

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This book provides an overview of the theory and practice of science communication. It covers the whole area and illustrates it by looking at the experience of research workers in science communication and those whose task is to put science communication into practice. It deals with modes of informal communication such as science centres, television programs, and journalism and the research that informs practitioners about the effectiveness of their programs. It aims to meet the needs of those studying science communication as well as the increasing numbers of people who are employed in science centres and museums but have no formal training in this field. It is envisaged that the book will form a readily accessible source of expertise for communicators.

Introduction and Overview
Towards a Theoretical Basis for Science Communication
The Background to Effective Science Communication with the Public
Science Communication with the Public: A Cross-Cultural Event
More than Story-Telling-Reflecting on Popular Science
Topical Perspective and the Rhetorical Grounds of Practical Reason in Arguments About Science
Postmodern Science: The Decline or Liberation of Science?
The Experimental Approach to Science Communication
Conversations in a Landscape of Science and Magic: Thinking about Science Communication
Communicating Science Through Interactive Science Centres: A Research Perspective
Towards a Unified Model of Education and Entertainment in Science and Technology Centres
Reaching the Public - Communicating the Vision
Science Communication and the Media
Science Journalism: the Inside Story
Presenting a Radio Science Program: Engaging the Public Interest
Science Communication via Television and the World Wide Web
Science Communication in Practice: Case Histories
New Visions for Associations for the Advancement of Science: A Case Study
Edinburgh International Science Festival
The Questacon Story
The Anatomy of a Science Circus
Learning by Building (Destroying and Tinkering, Too): A Powerful Science Communication Tool
Epilogue: Reflections of an Eminent Scientist
Learning Science Communication on the Job
Notes on Contributors
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ISBN: 9781402001314
ISBN-10: 1402001312
Series: Science & Technology Education Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.43