Book 2014

Communicating Science to the Public

Opportunities and Challenges for the Asia-Pacific Region

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ISBN: 978-94-017-9096-3 (Print) 978-94-017-9097-0 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

  2. Schools

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-20

      Promoting Science Literacy via Science Journalism: Issues and Challenges

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      Chapter

      Pages 21-31

      Science Clubs: An Underutilised Tool for Promoting Science Communication Activities in School

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      Chapter

      Pages 33-46

      Developing Scientific Literacy from Engaging in Science in Everyday Life: Ideas for Science Educators

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      Chapter

      Pages 47-62

      The Nature and Role of Science Kits in Affecting Change in Public Attitude Toward Understanding of Science

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      Chapter

      Pages 63-77

      Field Trips to Industrial Establishments: Infinite Opportunities for Popularising Science

  3. Science Centers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 79-79

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      Chapter

      Pages 81-103

      A Role for Science Centres in Communicating Science: A Personal View

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      Chapter

      Pages 105-118

      Science Communicators as Commercial and Social Entrepreneurs

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      Pages 119-138

      Assessing Science Communication Effectiveness: Issues in Evaluation and Measurement

  4. Universities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139

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      Chapter

      Pages 141-160

      Graduate Degree Programmes in Science Communication: Educating and Training Science Communicators to Work with Communities

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      Chapter

      Pages 161-181

      Outreach Activities by Universities as a Channel for Science Communication

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      Pages 183-194

      Role of Learned Societies in Communicating Science

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      Chapter

      Pages 195-211

      Science Olympiads as Vehicles for Identifying Talent in the Sciences: The Singapore Experience

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      Chapter

      Pages 213-222

      Challenges Facing Developing Countries in Communicating Science to the Public

  5. General Communication Initiatives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 223-223

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      Chapter

      Pages 225-245

      Web-Based Channels for Science Communication

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      Chapter

      Pages 247-260

      Science Communication Through Mobile Devices

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      Chapter

      Pages 261-275

      Café Scientifique

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      Chapter

      Pages 277-292

      Television as a Medium of Science Communication

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 293-298