- 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
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.
This course is co-taught with undergraduate students but assessed separately.
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
- 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
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