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Theory and Best Practices in Science Communication Training

1st Edition

Edited by Todd P. Newman

Routledge

216 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-07-29
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Description

This edited volume reports on the growing body of research in science communication training and identifies best practices for communication training programs around the world.

Theory and Best Practices in Science Communication Training provides a critical overview of this emerging field. It analyzes the role of communication training in supporting scientists’ communication and engagement goals, including their motivations to engage in training, the design of training programs, methods for evaluation, and frameworks to support the role of communication training in helping scientists reach their goals. Overall, this collection reflects on the growth of the field and provides direction for developing future researcher-practitioner collaborations.   

With contributions from researchers and practitioners from around the world, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars and professionals within this emerging field. 

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Scientist as a Strategic Communicator

1. Scientists, Trainers, and the Strategic Communication of Science

Nichole Bennett, Anthony Dudo, Shupei Yuan, and John Besley

2. What Studies of Expertise and Experience Offer Science Communication Training

Declan Fahy

3. The Meaning of Public-Private Partnerships for Science Communication Research and Practice

Fred Balvert

4. Science Engagement and Social Media: Communicating Across Interests, Goals, and Platforms

Emily Howell and Dominique Brossard

Part 2. Science Communication Training Design and Assessment

5.Training Scientists to Communicate in a Changing World

Toss Gascoigne and Jenni Metcalfe

6. The Challenges of Writing Science: Tools for Teaching and Assessing Written Science Communication

Tzipora Rakezdon

7. Insights for Designing Science Communication Training from Formal Science Education: Apply the Mantra and be Explicit

Louise Kuchel

8. Evaluating Science Communication Training: Going Beyond Self-Reports

Yael Barel-Ben David and Ayelet Baram-Tsabari

Part 3. Future Directions for Science Communication Training

9. Abandoning the Runaway Train: Slowing Down to Draw on Lessons Learned from Health Communication Training

Brenda L. MacArthur, Nicole J. Leavey, and Amanda E. Ng

10. A Metro for Science Communication: Building Effective Infrastructure to Support Scientists’ Public Engagement

Brooke Smith

About the Editor

Todd P. Newman, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA where he teaches courses on science communication, strategic communication, and marketing. Newman is the co-author of Brand (2018) -- which examines the role of brand strategy in society, including scientific debates -- and previously conducted research on science communication training as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Connecticut and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media offers a range of progressive and thought-provoking investigations and overviews of contemporary topics in environmental communication and media. Providing cutting edge original research and analysis, the series covers key issues from climate change to natural resources, examining film, advertising, marketing, journalism, storytelling and new media forms.

This international and academically rigorous book series offers vital insights to all those engaged with the process of creating and interpreting media messages about environmental topics, whether they be students, scholars, policy makers or practitioners. These interdisciplinary books provide an invaluable resource for discussion in advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in environmental communication and media studies, as well as in cultural studies, marketing, anthropology, sociology, philosophy and politics.

Please contact the Editor, Annabelle Harris (Annabelle.Harris@tandf.co.uk) to submit proposals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN004000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI000000
SCIENCE / General
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science