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Posts tagged "Science Communication"

University of British Columbia “Sharing Science” Conference: Twenty Years of Evolving Models of Science Communication

Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson have come to symbolize the dominant “popularization” approach to science communication, a model that has been embraced with renewed enthusiasm among young scientists as they have experimented with and developed a variety of digital and social media tools. Yet this dominant approach to science communication is not without several...

What Carl Sagan, Brian Greene, and E.O. Wilson Understand About Communication

In 2008, I discussed with Big Think why popularizers like Brian Greene, E.O. Wilson, and Carl Sagan are so effective at engaging the public on complex science subjects. I also described how research can inform science organizations and others institutions in doing systematically what these great popularizers have learned to do intuitively. Below is video...

Reading List on Science Communication in Political Controversies

UPDATE: SEE THE LATEST VERSION OF THIS COURSE AND READING LIST FROM SPRING 2014 For the last half of this semester’s seminar on Science, the Environment, and the Media that I am teaching at American University, students have been applying fundamental principles and theories from the first part of the course to understanding the dynamics of...

Reading List for Course on Science and Environmental Communication

UPDATE: SEE THE LATEST VERSION OF THIS COURSE AND READING LIST FROM SPRING 2014 This semester, students from a diversity of majors at American University are participating in an advanced seminar I am teaching on science and environmental communication. For the first part of the semester, we are covering core issues and themes.  In the process,...

The Economy, Climate Change, and Our Limited Pool of Worry

A new Pew survey reveals that as the economy shows signs of a modest recovery, public belief in climate change may be on the rise. Understanding how climate change perceptions shift relative to the performance of the economy is centrally important to effective communication and public engagement. This past spring in a Q&A style interview...