Science Communication: A Contemporary Definition

  title={Science Communication: A Contemporary Definition},
  author={Timothy W. Burns and Denjoe O'Connor and Susan M. Stocklmayer},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={183 - 202}
Science communication is a growing area of practice and research. During the past two decades, the number of activities, courses, and practitioners has steadily increased. But what actually is science communication? In what ways is it different to public awareness of science, public understanding of science, scientific culture, and scientific literacy? The authors review the literature to draw together a comprehensive set of definitions for these related terms. A unifying structure is presented… Expand

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