So there’s a book, with chapters from Iran, Pakistan, Jamaica, Estonia, Russia, and all the usual suspects. It charts the different pathways 39 different countries followed as they moved to modern science communication and it gets launched in May.
In this sneak preview, the editor talks it over with two authors and a member of the Editorial Board.
How did Russia hold the Guinness record for the highest circulating periodical? What derailed the polio campaign in northern Nigeria? What does mātauranga mean and why is it important in Aotearoa? What were the fifteen questions and is this a flawed concept?
Why do the Americans describe their experience as vibrant, jostling and complicated? How does fascism and colonialism influence the story? And what about Lake Como and Aberdeen?
Jenni Metcalfe is ringmaster, and it will take all her skill to control panellists Joan Leach, Michelle Riedlinger and Toss Gascoigne, PLUS handle audience participation.
How will your session be structured?
Well, Jenni will say something and then Toss says something different and Michelle will disagree and Jenni will ask a question and Toss tries to be serious but the others laugh and the audience gets involved
What type of session will this be?
Workshop: allowing participants to actively engage in exploring a project or concept in science communication., A discussion about a book with audience participation on how we can learn the lessons from 39 different accounts, written by 103 authors
What will participants gain from attending your session?
Ideas, mostly, for both practice and research. A cornucopia of ideas.
Australia has played tough, done good in science communication; and now we’re helping the world tell its story.
(After all, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” )
Toss Gascoigne, Visiting Fellow, CPAS, ANU
Jenni Metcalfe, Director, Econnect Communication
Michelle Riedlinger, Associate Professor, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada
When: Monday 17th February, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Room G21, Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton