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Thursday
Dec152016

New NAS report on #scicomm

Here's something to read & discuss ...

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I've now read the report. Ok, this is definitely about compiling available research references for the purpose of creating a (presumably) National Academy of Sciences led research agenda, and not about handing out a recipe or even guidelines now for actually "Communicating Science Effectively". The ponderous pace described therein makes it easy to see how vital organs of the body of Scientific Progress can be punctured with a few sharp tweets. And more importantly, of course, given the current political climate, leaves one big question open, how is funding for such science communications research going to be provided? All of which, IMHO, points to the idea that more accessible techniques for actually doing science communication needs to be communicated, now!

A new acquaintance of mine, Michael Klymkowsky, a professor of evolutionary, molecular and systems biology at the University of Colorado, is also the Sci-Ed blogger at PLOS. He has, IMHO, an excellent piece on an earlier NAS report on scientific literacy here: http://blogs.plos.org/scied/2016/10/16/recognizing-scientific-literacy-illiteracy/. I read the above article with the hope that it was something that I could distribute to the rest of the board members of Colorado Citizens for Science, a group interested in fostering science appropriate education in public schools. Some of the board members don't need my heads up to read the NAS report on their own. But for others, I don't know that providing a link would be particularly useful. I'm hoping that Klymkowsky and others can quickly interpret and disseminate the material in manners that have more immediacy and are more readable.

December 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGaythia Weis

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