- Code SCOM2015
- 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
See https://www.anu.edu.au/covid-19-advice. In 2022, This course is delivered entirely on campus/in person.
This is a practical course which aims to develop public speaking skills. The emphasis is on presenting science live to a general audience. Students learn to adapt presentation skills for different audiences, different aims, diverse scientific content and various time limits.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply practical science communication techniques in presenting scientific information to a high standard
- Demonstrate understanding of the issues involved in presenting scientific information to diverse audiences
- Design and develop verbal presentations for specific audiences and timeframes on scientific topics
- Conduct research into practical aspects of science communication.
- Weekly video / readings in discussion forum (10) [LO 2]
- Video explanation of a piece of science (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- PechaKucha presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- TED style presentation (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Essay on storytelling (20) [LO 4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 3 hour lectorial per week.
- Approximately 94 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentation practice and other assessment tasks.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeStudents are assumed to be familiar with an area of science, to use as the basis for their assessment and class practice activities. SCOM1001 and SCOM1002 are recommended.
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