- Code SCOM8014
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Centre for the Public Awareness of Science
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Science Communication
- Areas of interest Science Communication
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Joan Leach
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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This course highlights the problems commonly encountered by those of the public who have not 'succeeded' in science or suffered from poor early experiences.
The course content includes:
- Aspects of gender and multiculturalism
- Language in science, misconceptions and analogies
- Current developments in science communication
- Research in science communication.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the problems of communicating science to the public
2. Demonstrate understanding of the implications of the theory of constructivism
3. Describe his or her own way of learning
4. Evaluate and discuss the influences of gender and culture
5. Describe the effect of the evolution of the public awareness movement nationally and internationally
6. Design a science communication artefact for a specified audience
7. Conduct independent research, analysis and synthesis
8. Present information appropriately to a prescribed audience
Assessment will be based on:
- Portfolio evidence (50%, LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Production of a science communication artefact (10%, LO 1, 2, 6, 8)
- Research assignment (15%, LO 7, 8)
- Topic presentation (20%, LO 8)
- Analysis of seminars (5%, LO 7, 8)
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2835||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|