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Science communication and social upliftment

Author: Sehgal, Narender K.

Keywords: Communication in science
Science--Study and teaching

Issue Date: 2010-01

Publisher: National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata

Description: We examine how science communication can help make more and more people scientifically literate and aware. Also, to keep them that way, i.e. scientifically aware and literate, science communication needs to be continual, persistent and Sustained. Social upliftment, in very simple terms, means turning ‘have-nots’ into ‘haves’. We will see that the only way science communication can help do that is by enabling, empowering and motivating the have-nots into putting in the required effort to lift themselves, out of their present condition, into the category of haves - and having done that, help others to do the same, and never to allow themselves to revert to their earlier condition. Science communication is a term that covers a lot of ground, in terms of what it can do directly for people, and in what it can help us achieve indirectly. Social upliftment falls in the latter category - unless an increase in scientific literacy of the general public, itself, is considered as one among essential parameters that characterize social upliftment. As one who has been for long advocating and Working for promoting scientific literacy as an essential trait for every self-respecting Citizen of India (and of this world), I would certainly include it high in the list of essentials for social upliftment.

Description: Includes bibliographical references.

Source: National Council of Science Museums

Type: Article

Received From: National Council of Science Museums


DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Sehgal, Narender K.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-14T10:03:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-14T10:03:09Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.description.abstract We examine how science communication can help make more and more people scientifically literate and aware. Also, to keep them that way, i.e. scientifically aware and literate, science communication needs to be continual, persistent and Sustained. Social upliftment, in very simple terms, means turning ‘have-nots’ into ‘haves’. We will see that the only way science communication can help do that is by enabling, empowering and motivating the have-nots into putting in the required effort to lift themselves, out of their present condition, into the category of haves - and having done that, help others to do the same, and never to allow themselves to revert to their earlier condition. Science communication is a term that covers a lot of ground, in terms of what it can do directly for people, and in what it can help us achieve indirectly. Social upliftment falls in the latter category - unless an increase in scientific literacy of the general public, itself, is considered as one among essential parameters that characterize social upliftment. As one who has been for long advocating and Working for promoting scientific literacy as an essential trait for every self-respecting Citizen of India (and of this world), I would certainly include it high in the list of essentials for social upliftment.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 20-24p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Communication in science
Science--Study and teaching
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 1
dc.format.medium text
DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Sehgal, Narender K.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-14T10:03:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-14T10:03:09Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.description.abstract We examine how science communication can help make more and more people scientifically literate and aware. Also, to keep them that way, i.e. scientifically aware and literate, science communication needs to be continual, persistent and Sustained. Social upliftment, in very simple terms, means turning ‘have-nots’ into ‘haves’. We will see that the only way science communication can help do that is by enabling, empowering and motivating the have-nots into putting in the required effort to lift themselves, out of their present condition, into the category of haves - and having done that, help others to do the same, and never to allow themselves to revert to their earlier condition. Science communication is a term that covers a lot of ground, in terms of what it can do directly for people, and in what it can help us achieve indirectly. Social upliftment falls in the latter category - unless an increase in scientific literacy of the general public, itself, is considered as one among essential parameters that characterize social upliftment. As one who has been for long advocating and Working for promoting scientific literacy as an essential trait for every self-respecting Citizen of India (and of this world), I would certainly include it high in the list of essentials for social upliftment.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 20-24p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Communication in science
Science--Study and teaching
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 1
dc.format.medium text