- Code SCOM6015
- 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
This is a practical course which aims to develop public speaking skills. The emphasis is on presenting science to a general audience. Specialist training will also be given by a professional performer to provide skills in acting techniques applicable to public speaking.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply practical science communication techniques in presenting scientific information to a professional standard
- Critically assess and adapt to the issues involved in presenting scientific presentations to various audiences
- Design and develop expert verbal presentations for various audiences on scientific topics
- Work responsibly as part of a team of peers in a collaborative environment
- Analyse critically, synthesise and apply current research on practical aspects of science communication
- Independently evaluate live presentations using expert knowledge and specialist science communication language.
- 5 minute verbal analysis and critique of popular science book; (15) [LO 1,2,3]
- 10 minute presentation interpreting and translating scientific topic of choice; (15) [LO 1,2,3]
- Evidence-based evaluation of live presentations by undergraduate students; (10) [LO 4,5,6]
- 50 minute, research-based group presentation on a specified science communication scenario; (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- 15 minute presentation based on synthesis of recent scientific research adapted for non-specialist audience ; (40) [LO 1,2,3,5]
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