Getting to the heart of science communication : a guide to effective engagement / Faith Kearns.

By: Kearns, Faith, 1973- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2021]Description: xx, 255 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1642830747; 9781642830743.Subject(s): SCIENCE COMMUNICATION | POPULAR WORKS | COMMUNICATION SKILLS | PUBLIC SPEAKING | INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS | PUBLIC OPINIONHoldings: GRETA POINT: 001.92 KEA
Contents:
Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I. The Evolution of Science Communication -- Chapter 1. Science Communication from the Ground Up -- Chapter 2. Science Communication Careers Today -- Chapter 3. Navigating Facts and Feelings in Science Communication -- PART II. The Tools of Science Communication -- Chapter 4. Relating -- Chapter 5. Listening -- Chapter 6. Working with Conflict -- Chapter 7. Understanding Trauma -- PART III. The Future of Science Communication -- Chapter 8. Equitable, Inclusive, and Just Science Communication -- Chapter 9. Self-Care and Collective Care -- Chapter 10. What More Is Possible? -- Notes -- About the Author.
Summary: "Science communication is a popular topic and there is no shortage of books on how to do it effectively. But this book has a unique hook, specifically not only how to make science findings understandable, palatable, and meaningful to a skeptical public but how to communicate emotional topics that directly affect the lives of individuals, such as natural disasters, climate-related issues, and disease outbreaks. Although most scientists have no problem presenting data and results, they are increasingly unprepared to tackle scientific issues that have become deeply polarized. The premise of this book is that it is no longer enough to focus on telling a good story and communicating a topic clearly; it requires relationship skills as well-"emotional intelligence" that allows scientists to navigate their own and other people's thoughts, feelings, and opinions. The book includes a deep dive into topic of social justice and how that affects scientists who are women, people of color, or alternative genders"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-253).

Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I. The Evolution of Science Communication -- Chapter 1. Science Communication from the Ground Up -- Chapter 2. Science Communication Careers Today -- Chapter 3. Navigating Facts and Feelings in Science Communication -- PART II. The Tools of Science Communication -- Chapter 4. Relating -- Chapter 5. Listening -- Chapter 6. Working with Conflict -- Chapter 7. Understanding Trauma -- PART III. The Future of Science Communication -- Chapter 8. Equitable, Inclusive, and Just Science Communication -- Chapter 9. Self-Care and Collective Care -- Chapter 10. What More Is Possible? -- Notes -- About the Author.

"Science communication is a popular topic and there is no shortage of books on how to do it effectively. But this book has a unique hook, specifically not only how to make science findings understandable, palatable, and meaningful to a skeptical public but how to communicate emotional topics that directly affect the lives of individuals, such as natural disasters, climate-related issues, and disease outbreaks. Although most scientists have no problem presenting data and results, they are increasingly unprepared to tackle scientific issues that have become deeply polarized. The premise of this book is that it is no longer enough to focus on telling a good story and communicating a topic clearly; it requires relationship skills as well-"emotional intelligence" that allows scientists to navigate their own and other people's thoughts, feelings, and opinions. The book includes a deep dive into topic of social justice and how that affects scientists who are women, people of color, or alternative genders"-- Provided by publisher.

GRETA POINT: 001.92 KEA

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