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Co-creation in Science Communication

20 June 2024 at 8:15:00 am

T29 Talk

15 min


Models of science communication now involve a more complete range of communication, including diffusion, knowledge sharing, dialogue, and co-creation. There are occasions where Western science communicators support best by removing ourselves from the equation altogether. In New Zealand, there is a saying, ‘by Māori, for Māori’. Imbalance of power and in some cases previous unethical treatment has led to an understandable mistrust of researchers and a reluctance to engage in partnership. For productive co-creation of communication resources, time must be taken to build relationships and trust. Sometimes the best way for a Western science communicator to be an ally and support the work of a minority group is to stay out of the way.


Nancy Longnecker

Relevance to conference themes

This talk relates directly to the conference theme by discussing growth of science communicators and building relationships to enable support of partners. This talk will involve small group discussion.

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