This list relates to the trimester Trimester 1 2019 which ended on 29/06/2019
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  1. Module 1 readings 46 items
    1. What is science and how does it work? 9 items
      These readings are supplementary to what we discuss in the first week of Module 1. There is a range of opinions and some links to other sources. Feel free to discuss on the discussion board if you're interested!
      1. Science is not what you want it to be - Making Science Public

        Webpage Supplementary A frustrated scientist tries to unpack the different understandings of the term "science". It is taken from a curated blog series about the definition of science on the Science in Public blog. The blog is worth perusing for a range of perspectives. If you find links that you like, might want to share them in the discussion forums.

      2. Bad Science | Jacobin

        Webpage Supplementary Free-market academic research policies have unleashed medical quackery and scientific fraud, forcing consumers to pay premiums for discoveries we’ve already funded as taxpayers

      3. The cult of science | New Humanist

        Webpage Supplementary This is a good introduction to Bruno Latour and Social Studies of Science more generally

      4. Defining Maori Science - Kapua, T

        Article Required

    2. Science writing examples 10 items
    3. Other science communication examples 14 items
      1. Examples from Critique session 7 items
        1. Adam Curtis, All watched over by machines of loving grace, episode 2: The use and abuse of vegetational concepts

          Webpage Supplementary This is long, and the second part of a 3 part series. Have a look at the first 10 minutes if you're interested in some savvy editing and use of other 'writerly' techniques. You may need to sign in to view it.

        2. What if there was a black hole in your pocket? - YouTube - Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell 2015

          Audio-visual document Supplementary

    4. Science communication theory 13 items
      1. Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology, ed. Bucchi and Trench

        Document Required This is the first edition. The second edition is quite different, and is available as an ebook and physical book through the library. PLEASE READ: chapter 5, Of deficits, deviations, and dialogues - theories of public communication of science, by Massiamo Bucchi

      2. The Honest Broker - Roger A. Jr Pielke 2007

        Book Required PLEASE READ: chapter 1, Four idealized roles of science in policy and politics, pp.1-7

      3. Communication and engagement with science and technology: issues and dilemmas : a reader in science communication - Ebooks Corporation 2013

        Book Recommended Relevant chapter: Ch. 2 Engagement with Science - Models of Science Communication, by Susan Stocklmayer

      4. Articles and case studies referred to in the lectures 5 items
        From theory session 2018
        1. The polarizing impact of science literacy and numeracy on perceived climate change risks - Dan M. Kahan, Ellen Peters, Maggie Wittlin, Paul Slovic 2012-5-27

          Article Supplementary

        2. Simplicity In Science And Its Publics - Reiner Grundmann, Jean-Pierre Cavaillé 09/2000

          Article Supplementary

        3. Report of National Science Challenges panel

          Document Supplementary SEE deficit language at page 39

  2. Module 2 readings 29 items
    1. Craft: writing 23 items
      1. Science writing case studies 3 items
        Please read these three examples for the writing lecture on 27 March. Think about how they tell a story, their tone, their use of metaphor. We will be using these three pieces to talk about writing craft.
      2. Various writing how-to resources 19 items
        1. A field guide for science writers - Deborah Blum, Mary Knudson, Robin Marantz Henig, ebrary, Inc 2006 (electronic resource)

          Book Supplementary

        2. A metaphor too far - Philip Ball 2011-2-23

          Article Supplementary

    2. Craft: other 6 items
      1. Infographics and Creative Commons

        Webpage Required PLEASE NOTE you may not be able to access this on first try. If you get an error message clicking the link here, select the 'access directly' link available on the error page.

      2. Creative Commons Kiwi - YouTube

        Audio-visual document Supplementary

      3. Creative Commons Pukeko on Vimeo Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:36 PM EST

        Audio-visual document Supplementary

  3. Module 3 readings 15 items
    1. Science institutions in Aotearoa 6 items
      1. NZ Herald

        Journal Required

    2. Risk and uncertainty 2 items
      1. A field guide for science writers - Deborah Blum, Mary Knudson, Robin Marantz Henig, ebrary, Inc 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Please read chapter 36

    3. Media 4 items
      1. A scientist's guide to talking with the media: practical advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists - Richard Hayes, Daniel Grossman, Union of Concerned Scientists c2006

        Book Required Please read pages 97 to 103, 'Information vs. News'.

      2. Media Relations - Jane Johnston - 9781742376448 - Allen & Unwin - Australia

        Chapter Supplementary A useful guide to writing media releases, for anyone interested in science journalism or communications roles

    4. Museums 1 item
      1. Communication and engagement with science and technology: issues and dilemmas : a reader in science communication - Ebooks Corporation 2013

        Book Required Please read chapter 12: 'The Practice of Science and Technology Communication in Science Museums'.

    5. Science and activism 2 items
  4. Module 4 readings 12 items
    1. Science and culture 8 items
      1. Science, Technology and Culture - Bell , David Bell, David 2007

        Book Required Please read chapter 1: Science, Technology... and Culture?

      2. Mythologies - Roland Barthes, Annette Lavers 1993

        Book Required Read 'The brain of Einstein' (p. 68-70) only

      3. Science, the very idea - Steve Woolgar 1988

        Book Supplementary Chapter 6 has some interesting stuff on science cultures in the lab etc

      4. Is science multicultural?: postcolonialisms, feminisms, and epistemologies - Sandra G. Harding c1998

        Book Supplementary Check out chapter 4 if you're interested in science as culturally specific, 'European', and also the idea of culture as 'prison house' and 'toolbox'

      5. Post truth 3 items
        1. Post-truth: a guide for the perplexed - Kathleen Higgins 28/11/2016

          Article Required

    2. Visit from Eugenia Cheng 1 item
    3. Mātauranga Māori 2 items
      1. A Review of Māori Astronomy - Pauline Harris et. al.

        Document Required

    4. Art 1 item
      1. Science and contemporary art - Jean RobertsonCraig McDaniel

        Article Required