[ASC-list] Have you say on Australia's science engagement

Jenni Metcalfe jenni at econnect.com.au
Mon May 27 06:15:14 UTC 2013


Contribute to the online conversation at: 
http://sciencerewired.org/summit/2013/03/twowaystreet/

In preparation for the Big Science Communication Summit next week...

 

And something for you to think about: what is the difference between
science communication and science engagement???

I suspect many use these terms interchangeably.

 

Here's definitions from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary: (I
particularly like the "hostile" definition on engagement)

COMMUNICATION 

1 : an act or instance of transmitting 2 a : information transmitted or 
conveyed <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convey>  b : a
verbal or written message 3 a : a process by which information is
exchanged between individuals through a common
<http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common>  system of symbols,
signs, or behavior <the function of pheromones in insect communication>;
also : exchange of information b : personal rapport
<http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapport>  <a lack of
communication between old and young persons>

ENGAGEMENT 

1 a : an arrangement to meet or be present at a specified time and place
<a dinner engagement> b : a job or period of employment especially as a
performer 2 : something that engages
<http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engages>  : pledge
<http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pledge>  3 a : the act of 
engaging <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engaging>  : the
state of being engaged
<http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engaged>  b : emotional
involvement or commitment <seesaws between obsessive engagement and
ambiguous detachment - Gary Taylor> c : betrothal
<http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/betrothal>  4 : the state of
being in gear 5 : a hostile encounter between military forces 

 

 

 

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