Communicating Science: Professional Contexts (OU Reader)

Communicating Science: Professional Contexts (OU Reader)

by Roger Hill
     
 

Communicating Science: Contexts and Channels is a collection of articles that consider the communication between scientists and the public.. "The first part of the reader includes material about what the public needs to know about science and why. It includes discussion of case studies of the public use of scientific information. The second part looks at the… See more details below

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Communicating Science: Contexts and Channels is a collection of articles that consider the communication between scientists and the public.. "The first part of the reader includes material about what the public needs to know about science and why. It includes discussion of case studies of the public use of scientific information. The second part looks at the variety of ways in which scientific ideas are communicated to the public, either in formal education or by informal means.. "Written with scientists in mind, this book is also suitable for and accessible to students of science policy, media or communications courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415197502
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/27/1999
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Pt. IWhat the public needs to know and why1
Introduction3
1Knowledges in context4
2Science and citizenship14
Pt. IIAlternative contexts for communicating science37
Introduction39
3Opening up science42
4Science for all citizens: setting the stage for lifelong learning51
5Science centres and science learning62
6Putting learning at the heart of exhibition development: a case study of the Wellcome Wing project94
7Finding evidence of learning in museum settings110
8The word and the world: engaging with science in print120
9Einstein for young people134
10Science fiction and the communication of science146
11Science on television: a coming of age?158
Pt. IIIScience and the media175
Introduction177
12Some problems in conceptualizing the issue of 'science in the media'179
13Mediating science: promotional strategies, media coverage, public belief and decision making206
14The mystique of science in the press227
15Structuring public debate on biotechnology: media frames and public response240
16The interaction of journalists and scientific experts: cooperation and conflict between two professional cultures252
17British public affairs media and the coverage of 'Life on Mars?'270
Index287

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