Communicating Science in Social Contexts: New models, new by Donghong Cheng, Michel Claessens, Nicholas R. J. Gascoigne,

By Donghong Cheng, Michel Claessens, Nicholas R. J. Gascoigne, Jenni Metcalfe, Bernard Schiele, Shunke Shi

Technological know-how verbal exchange, as a multidisciplinary box, has constructed remarkably lately. it truly is now a special and awfully dynamic technology that melds theoretical methods with sensible adventure. previously well-established theoretical versions now look out of step with the social truth of the sciences, and the formerly uncomplicated delineations and interacting domain names among cultural fields have blurred. speaking technological know-how in Social Contexts examines that shift, which itself depicts a profound recomposition of information fields, actions and dissemination practices, and the worth accorded to technological know-how and expertise. speaking technology in Social Contexts is the made of long term attempt that might now not were attainable with no the study and services of the general public conversation of technological know-how and expertise (PCST) community and the editors. for almost twenty years, this casual, overseas community has been organizing occasions and boards for dialogue of the general public verbal exchange of technological know-how.

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However, belief in the scientific ideology declines with higher knowledge and higher scientific productivity. 0 Knowledge score (K13) Fig. 4 Aggregate level of literacy and the association between individual literacy and scientific ideology: The X-axis shows the aggregate level of literacy; the Y-axis shows the correlation between individual literacy and scientific ideology. Literacy is measured on the basis of 13 quiz items. 1 of 2005 (analysis by the author) ‘science can solve all the world’s problems’ or that ‘science will one day produce a complete picture of nature and the cosmos’.

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Analysing the 30 M. Claessens slight improvement of the Japanese understanding of science between 1991 and 2001, Shimizu (2007) argues that the 1995 Kobe earthquake contributed to the public understanding of plate tectonics, but more so among non-college-educated people than among the college educated. ) has brought many scientific and technological concepts and issues onto the public radar and has subsequently raised the overall public understanding of science in the EU countries. For those who have left school, newspapers and magazines are an important source of information about S&T.

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