- Code SCOM6017
- 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
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
This is a practical course which aims to develop students' science event organisation, delivery and evaluation skills. The emphasis is on presenting science live, in a range of ways driven by theory and best practice, to a relevant general audience. Students learn to consider a relevant audience, and to design, plan, market, deliver and evaluate a science communication event relevant to that audience.
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:
- Articulate and apply good public science communication principles
- Employ professional organisational and decision-making techniques to work as part of a group on a large project
- Employ critical reflective thinking to design and guide own learning
- Drawing on science communication theory and best practice, pitch, design, plan, deliver and evaluate a public science communication event.
- Critically appraise and review the work of self and others
Indicative Assessment1. External Event Review (10%, LO1, 5)
2. Individual science event pitch (10%, LO1, 3)
3. Group event pitch (20%, LO1, 2, 3, 5)
4. Progress report (hurdle, LO2, 3, 5)
5. Public science communication event (30%, LO1, 2, 3, 4)
6. Post event report (20%, (LO2, 3, 5)
7. Reflective essay discussing best practice in science communication events (10%, LO1, 3, 5)
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Workload4 hours of face to face class time per week (2 hours lecture, 2 hours workshop) plus private study and groupwork.
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