This paper debates that science popularization has its own important responsibility for local society and global community, as well as for the whole humanity and lives in the earth. Science communicators should deliberately choose appropriate contents and approaches to communicate science and technology knowledge that base on the evaluation and value judgment. As for that purpose, the author further argued that communicators should have an evaluative thinking in the process of science communicating. He also elaborates the important role that evaluation has played in perfecting the practical programs theories, building the scientific outlook on development under the new historical conditions. The author holds that evaluative thinking parallel with critical thinking is one of the most useful ways to guarantee a better play of the role of science and technology communication in serving our society while we confront many global problems.

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On the social responsibility of science popularization

Nian Zheng  

This paper debates that science popularization has its own important responsibility for local society and global community, as well as for the whole humanity and lives in the earth. Science communicators should deliberately choose appropriate contents and approaches to communicate science and technology knowledge that base on the evaluation and value judgment. As for that purpose, the author further argued that communicators should have an evaluative thinking in the process of science communicating. He also elaborates the important role that evaluation has played in perfecting the practical programs theories, building the scientific outlook on development under the new historical conditions. The author holds that evaluative thinking parallel with critical thinking is one of the most useful ways to guarantee a better play of the role of science and technology communication in serving our society while we confront many global problems.

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