Communication and Popularization of Science and Technology by Fujun Ren, Jiequan Zhai

By Fujun Ren, Jiequan Zhai

This e-book goals to be a reference for researchers learning the promoting of medical literacy in China, in addition to a consultant for these drawn to selling medical understanding. It covers advances in technology and know-how, conversation and popularization perform, and learn (STCP) either in China and out of the country. Theoretical concerns are mentioned, and significant difficulties in selling medical and technological know-how are pointed out (e.g.: easy ideas, buildings, channels of communique and present wishes) This bookprovides a precis of the advances in STCP in China lately (especially after the issuing of the “National medical Literacy Outline”) together with STCP source and skill construction, technology popularization guidelines, practitioner improvement, infrastructure building, and the improvement of the technological know-how popularization as an entire. whilst, this e-book additionally stories thedesign, association, tracking and overview of technological know-how and know-how communique and popularization courses. It additionally highlights present STCP developments and advancements in China and demands a better emphasis to be put on learn into selling medical literacy. it's was hoping that this ebook might be necessary to readers either in China and in another country through familiarizing them with the heritage and idea of STCP in addition to its improvement over the years. the first bankruptcy in short experiences the background of STCP. The second via fifth chapters speak about the conceptual framework, easy constitution, equipment of conversation, and present STCP wishes. The sixth bankruptcy introduces the primary content material of courses aimed toward bettering chinese language electorate’ medical literacy, whereas the seventh and eighth chapters learn the assets, capacities and prerequisites which were built for STCP in China. The ninth bankruptcy investigates the association, tracking and review of technology popularization practices, and the ultimate bankruptcy summarizes very important STCP subject matters and developments in modern China.

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As early as the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference held on the eve of the establishment of the PRC, the provisional constitution “The Common Program of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference” included suggestions from scientists that the nation be, “……devoted to developing natural science to serve industry, agriculture and national defense; encourage scientific founding and invention and to popularize scientific knowledge”. As prescribed by the “Common Program”, the central government set up a Science Popularization Bureau under the Ministry of Culture as the administration for science popularization.

These became strategic resources for the knowledge economy. The dominant power driving the knowledge economy forward was the innovation and application of knowledge. This feature upgraded the status and functions of science and technology communication and popularization in social development, and brought forward higher requirements of science and technology communication and popularization. They disseminated scientific and technological knowledge to sources of innovation among organizations. In a “science and technology driven” knowledge economy, it became more important than ever to popularize scientific and technological knowledge extensively and to continuously promote civic scientific Literacy.

14 1 History of Science & Technology Communication & Popularization When it entered the twentieth century, the specialization of science was further strengthened. The complexity of scientific knowledge increased and the distance between scientists and the public grew wider. This was especially true during the second scientific revolution, which was marked by atomic structure theory, relativity and quantum mechanics. The new science based on these three scientific theories showed a new world which was out of reach of most people.

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