Forum of Public Science Li...

I.Forum Name
Forum of Public Science Literacy Assessment in the new era and the 25th National Conference on Theoretical Study of Science Popularization

II.Introduction
In order to implement the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, we will take Chairman Xi's thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era as the guide and coordinate the two major international and domestic situations. By the way, it is also important to comprehensively carry out the "Implementation Plan for the National Science Literacy Action Plan (2016-2020)". We hope we can further improve the Chinese model of public science literacy construction, realize a significant increase of the science literacy of Chinese citizens, and build a higher-level science popularization platform theoretically and practically. Under such circumstance, the China Research Institute of Science Popularization will hold Forum of Public Science Literacy Assessment in the new era and the 25th National Conference on Theoretical Study of Science Popularization, with the theme “Strengthening monitoring and evaluation to improve science literacy". We will invite leaders from China Association for Science and Technology, famous experts and scholars from domestic and foreign universities and research institutes to conduct academic reports.

III.The agenda of the Forum:
Time:2018.9.18,09:20-17:10
Place:National Convention Center  
Time Event
9:20-9:35 Publish Academic Achievements
9:35-9:50 Opening Ceremony
9:50-10:40

Keynote speeches

ModeratorYan Shi, Deputy Director of China Research Institute for Science Popularization(CRISP)

Communicating science today for tomorrow

Bernard Schiele Professor

Researcher at the Interuniversity Research Centre on Science and Technology Professor of Communications in the Faculty of Communication

The review and outlook civic science literacy in 20 years in China

Zhao Lixin Deputy Director

China Research Institute for Science Popularization

10:40-10:50 Break Time
10:50-11:50 Academic reports
Moderator:Yan Shi, Deputy Director of China Research Institute for Science Popularization(CRISP)
From Citizen’s Scientific Literacy towards Human Science Civilization
Ren Dingcheng Professor
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Bridging the Gap Between two Cosmos: Media and Science
Gauhar Raza
Retired as Chief Scientist from CSIR-NISCAIR、Fellow of HSRC South Africa
Scientific knowledge and scientific literacy in relation to responsible innovation
Anne Dijkstra Associate Professor
University of Twente

11:50-12:00 Discussion
12:00-13:50 Lunch
13:50-14:40 Keynote speeches
Moderator:Yan Shi, Deputy Director of China Research Institute for Science Popularization(CRISP)
From Science literacy to Public Attitudes to Science – who is evaluating whom?
Martin Bauer Professor
Social Psychology & Research Methodology, the London School of Economics and Political Science
What have been changed in the past 20 years? The evolutionary road of  measurement of Civic Scientific Literacy in China
He Wei  Researcher
Division of Scientific Literacy, China Research Institute for Science Popularization

14:40-15:20 Academic reports
Moderator:Yan Shi, Deputy Director of China Research Institute for Science Popularization(CRISP)
What kind of Scientific Literacy does the Public Need?
Li Zhengfeng  Professor
School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University
Evaluation of ‘China Science Communication’: based on its contents and communication effects
Zhang Zengyi Professor
School of Humanities, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

15:20-15:30 Break Time
15:30-16:50 Scientific Literacy in Europe
Weisskopf Markus Executive Director
Wissenschaft im Dialog
A Gentle Critique of Science Literacy as a Science Communication Objective
John C.Besley Professor
College of Communication Arts and Science at Michigan State University
Beyond Evalution: Science communication and promotion of public science literacy in New Era
Du Peng Professor
Institute of Science and Development, CAS; Discipline research center of the Academic Divisions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Evaluating the Development of the National Science Popularization Capacity in China (2006-2016)
Zheng Nian Researcher
Division of Science Popularization Policy Research, China Research Institute for Science Popularization
16:50-17:00 Discussion
17:00-17:10 Closing Ceremony



IV. Forum guest:

Bernard Schiele
Professor of University of Quebec, Canada
Title: 
Communicating science today for tomorrow

LixinZhao
Title: The review and outlook civic science literacy in 20 years in China

DingchengRen 
Title:From Citizen’s Scientific Literacy towards Human Science Civilization 
Dingcheng REN, professor of history and philosophy of science in University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, get his PhD. Degree from Peking University, has been a professor of Peking University, a visiting professor at the Oversea Programe of Stanford University in Beijing, a research fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in Tokyo, and a guest professor of Foguang University in Taiwan. He has worked as the deputy directors both of the expert panels of National Scheme for Scientific Literacy for All Chinese Citizen, and the National Benchmark on Science Course for Elementary School of China. Also he has participated in design, research, and advisory works in the Innovation Methods Project of China. 

Gauhar Raza 

Title: Bridging the Gap Between two Cosmos: Media and Science
Professor AcSIR, former Professor, Chief Scientist, Electrical Engineer, Social Scientist, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, New Delhi, India, mainly engaged in public understanding of science and culture. 

Anne Dijkstra 


Title: Scientific knowledge and scientific literacy in relation to responsible innovation 
Anne M. Dijkstra, PhD (University of Twente) is an assistant professor in Science Communication at the University of Twente. She studies the changing relationship between science, technology and society from a communication perspective. Her research focuses on science communication, public engagement, risk communication and governance regarding new and emerging technologies such as biotechnology, genomics, human enhancement and nanotechnology. In 2013, Anne was a visiting researcher at Newcastle University and a visitor at the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University. 

Martin Bauer
Title: From Science Literacy to Public Attitudes to Science – who is evaluating whom?
Professor of Social Psychology and Research Methodology, London School of Economics, University of London (LSE), Ph.D., member of the Scientific Committee of PCST International Organizations, former editor of the Editorial Committee on Public Scientific Understanding. He has participated in many international research projects. Since 2015, he has proofread more than 10 books, sold more than 40,000 books and works in English, Portuguese, Hebrew and Chinese, compiled more than 30 research reports, published more than 50 papers and nearly 80 academic articles in relevant academic journals and magazines. 


WeiHe 

Title: What have been changed in the past 20 years? The evolutionary road of  measurement of Civic Scientific Literacy in China 

ZhengfengLi 


Title: What kind of Scientific Literacy does the Public Need? 
Li Zhengfeng, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, Professor of the Institute of Science, Technology and Society, Director of Tsinghua University-CASAD Research Center for Synergetic-development of Science and Society. He has served as a member of the drafting group of the National Medium- and Long-Term Program for the Development of Science and Technology (2006-2020) and a member of the expert group on the revision of the Science and Technology Progress Law of the People's Republic of China. His main research interests were around STS, scientific culture, S&T development strategy and S&T policy. 

ZengyiZhang 

Tilte: Evaluation of ‘China Science Communication’: based on its contents and communication effects. 
ZHANG Zengyi, PhD, is a professor and the Chair of Department of Journalism and Communication, and the Associate Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing. He earned his PhD in philosophy of science and technology at Peking University, Beijing. He was a visiting scholar at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, from 1998 to 1999, and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, from 2008 to 2009. His main research interests are science communication, science and culture, as well as science, technology and society. He is a council member of the Research Society of Natural Dialectics, and the director of its Committee of Methodology of Science and Technology as well as an associate director of its Committee of science Communication and Education. He is also the director of Committee of Science Writings Translation at China Society for Science Writers. 

Weisskopf Markus
Title: Scientific Literacy in Europe

John C. Besley 


Title: A Gentle Critique of Science Literacy as a Science Communication Objective 
Dr. Besley earned his Ph.D. in Communication from Cornell University in 2006 and both masters (Public Administration, 2000), and bachelor’s (Journalism, 1998) degrees from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Prior to his Ph.D., Dr. Besley served as a policy analyst with Environment Canada’s Policy and Communication’s division for international environmental issues. He was a visiting fellow at the University of Koblenz-Landau in summer 2014. Dr. Besley studies how views about decision-makers and decision processes affect perceptions of science and technology (S&T) with potential health or environmental impacts. More generally, Dr. Besley explores the relationships between media use, public engagement and health and environmental risk perceptions. In addition to his regular research, Dr. Besley is the lead author for the 2014 and the 2016 (ongoing) National Science Board chapters on public attitudes and knowledge about science and technology. 

Pengdu


Title: Beyond Evalution: Science communication and promotion of public science literacy in New Era
Dupeng is professor of Institute of Science and Development, CAS and executive director of Discipline research center of the Academic Divisions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASAD). He earned a PhD in Management from University of Science and Technology of China.
His research field includes S&T policy, Discipline policy, Science and Society. In 2017, he published The Reconstruction of Chinese Society and Scientific Community in 21st century. He has successfully organized the GM food-themed activity of “Science in Community”, which becomes the first “consensus conference” in mainland China.

NianZheng


Title: Evaluating the Development of the National Science Popularization Capacity in China (2006-2016)
Zheng Nian,Director of Division of Science Popularization Policy Research, China Research Institute for Science Popularization, Researcher
He has been working in the field of science popularization (SP) with CRISP and CAST since 1999. All of his works are about the theoretical research and practice of SP and scientific literacy (SL). Currently he focuses on the evaluation of activities and projects in the area of SP and SL in China, evaluation of the National Science Popularization Capacity, Science Popularization Policy Research, etc. His publications include about 20 books and more than 100 reports, papers and articles.

V.Organizer
China Research Institute for Science Popularization
China Center for International Science and Technology Exchange,CAST