A Study on Turkey’s Science Communication Practices in the 21st Century Cover Image

21. Yüzyılda Türkiye’nin Bilim İletişimi Uygulamaları Üzerine Bir Çalışma
A Study on Turkey’s Science Communication Practices in the 21st Century

Author(s): Dilara Nergishan Koçer, Şebnem Özdemir
Subject(s): Media studies, Theory of Communication, Higher Education
Published by: Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: Science Communication; Science Policy; The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey; Science Journalism;

Summary/Abstract: As science has been centrally located in the life of societies, it has become imperative that people have the knowledge and a scientific perspective on science and technology. Turkey's science communication has entered the academic agenda in the 1990s, it has been certified as an official policy, fully in 2004. The main objective of this study is to demonstrate concrete results of the current science communication policy of Turkey. For this purpose, firstly, science communication and related concepts, and the historical development process of science communication are briefly explained. Then summarized the history of science communication policies in Turkey, and then finally, print media, television, science centers, and museums are compiled as science communication forms that are being in practice as a result of public policies in the new millennium. The study shows that in Turkey, the pioneer of science communication as well as science is TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). Regarding the training of science communicators, the course curriculum of 226 higher education institutions that enrolled students with central placement in 2018 was examined and it was tried to determine whether "science communication" education was given in universities; 10 similar content courses were found in 226 universities.

  • Issue Year: 18/2020
  • Issue No: Sp. Issue
  • Page Range: 373-392
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Turkish