International perspectives on science communication theory and practice
Author: Jennifer Metcalfe – Econnect Communication, Australia
Joan Leach – Australian National University
Bruce Lewenstein – Cornell University
Brian Trench – PCST
In November 2017, 22 international experts participated in an intensive 3-day conference at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Centre at Bellagio, Italy.
The meeting examined the current state of science communication, and considered the theoretical basis for science communication research and practice, as well identifying the means for building stronger links between practitioners and researchers.
In this session, 4 speakers will explore in detail the issues coming out of the Bellagio meeting:
- Professor Joan Leach will discuss ‘Publics for science communication: the problematic for the field’. This is a paper prepared by Joan and other Bellagio participants: Emily Dawson, Luz Helena Oviedo, Rick Borcheldt, Cary Funk.
- Professor Brian Trench will discuss ‘ Perspectives for science communication research’. This paper is prepared by Brian and other Bellagio participants: Toss Gascoigne, Alex Gerber, Felicity Mellor, Maarten van der Sanden
- Professor Bruce Lewenstein will discuss ‘Science communication as a field’. This paper is papred by Brian and other Bellagio participants: Peter Broks, Emily Dawson, Lloyd Davis, Niels Mejlgaard, and Martin Storksdieck
- Jenni Metcalfe will discuss ‘Collaboration between science communication scholars and practitioners’. This paper is prepared by Jenni and other Bellagio participants: Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, Marta Entradas, Marina Joubert, Luisa Massarani, Michelle Reidlinger
The author has not yet submitted a copy of the full paper.
Presentation type: Grouped paper
Area of interest: Building a theoretical basis for science communication