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Foundational Skills for Science Communication: A Preliminary Framework

dc.contributor.authorAurbach, Elyse L.
dc.contributor.authorPrater, Katherine E.
dc.contributor.authorCloyd, Emily T.
dc.contributor.authorLindenfeld, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-07T13:48:09Z
dc.date.available2019-08-07T13:48:09Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-09
dc.identifier.citationPlease cite this work as: Aurbach, E.L., Prater, K.E., Cloyd, E.T. & Lindenfeld, L. (2019). Foundational Skills for Science Communication: A Preliminary Framework [White Paper]. Retrieved from the University of Michigan, http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/150489; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/2027.42/150489.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/150489
dc.descriptionBecause science communication training programs are often developed by individuals or programs, different curricula frequently emphasize different skills. While there is great value in sharing these diverse approaches to this training, we saw an opportunity for the field to develop greater coherence. To that end, we examined work from science communication researchers, evaluators, and trainers and synthesized a set of recommendations for core skills that scientists should develop to communicate effectively with different publics.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn order to work towards greater coherence across different training approaches supporting science communication and public engagement efforts, we present a preliminary framework that outlines foundational science communication skills. This framework categorizes different skills and their component parts and includes: identifying and aligning engagement goals; adapting to communication landscape and audience; messaging; language; narrative; design; nonverbal communication; writing style; and providing space for dialogue. Through this framework and associated practical, research, and evaluative literatures, we aim to support the training community to explore more concretely opportunities that bridge research and practice and to collectively discuss core competencies in science communication and public engagement.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries1.0en_US
dc.subjectscience communication, public engagement, competencies, trainingen_US
dc.titleFoundational Skills for Science Communication: A Preliminary Frameworken_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelEducation
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelInformation Science
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelSocial Sciences
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Revieweden_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumOffice of Academic Innovation, University of Michigan Ann Arboren_US
dc.contributor.affiliationotherDepartment of Neurology, University of Washingtonen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationotherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationotherAlan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook Universityen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttps://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/150489/1/Foundational Science Communication Skills paper - final, formatted 7-30-19_A.pdf
dc.identifier.doi10.3998/2027.42/150489
dc.identifier.sourceWhite paper copublished by the University of Michigan, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and American Association for the Advancement of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9595-037Xen_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1277-1702en_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8615-207Xen_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0801-5659en_US
dc.description.filedescriptionDescription of Foundational Science Communication Skills paper - final, formatted 7-30-19_A.pdf : Main Article
dc.identifier.name-orcidCloyd, Emily; 0000-0003-1277-1702en_US
dc.identifier.name-orcidPrater, Katherine; 0000-0001-8615-207Xen_US
dc.identifier.name-orcidAurbach, Elyse Louise; 0000-0002-9595-037Xen_US
dc.identifier.name-orcidLindenfeld, Laura; 0000-0002-0801-5659en_US
dc.owningcollnameAcademic Innovation, Center for (AI)


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