Science communication and outreach, 2 credits

Vetenskaplig kommunikation och uppsökande verksamhet

COURSE INFORMATION

Language of instruction: English
Course period: HT1 2022 (1st week september)
Campus teaching or online teaching: Campus, including guest instructors

RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES

None

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After this course, students should be able to:

1. You should be able to communicate a scientific discovery to the press media and communicate with journalists.
2. You should be familiar and know hoe/when to use different communication tools such as podcasts, videos or artistic media to communicate science
3. You should be familiar with the techniques to outreach the young students, i.e. visits to schools, visits from schools, scientific fests
4. You should be minimally proficient in using social media (i.e. twitter, wilipedia) to disseminate science.
5. To Improve your skills present your scientific results using standard poster or presentation.

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR DOCTORAL DEGREE 

As part of the required traning of a scientist, one should cultivate and know the tools to perform the third task in an academic carreer (outreach); technology companies also require this skill.

COURSE CONTENTS

1. Press coverage of scientific research
2. Visualization of science in effective ways.
3. Use of social media for scientific outreach
4. Communication skills of the scientist with the politician and other sectors of society
5. Interaction between Scientific research centers and schools
6. Oral presentation skills
7. Science podcast creation

INSTRUCTION

The different sessions are organized as workshops, mixing lectures, exercises and smal projects, presented in written, oral forms as well as group discussions, for which coffee and lunch time is also allocated.

ASSESSMENT

Obligatory attendance, obligatory hand-in of the practical exercises when indicated.

COURSE EXAMINER

Hugo Gutiérrez de Terán, hugo.gutierrez@icm.uu.se

DEPARTMENT WITH MAIN RESPONSIBILITY

ICM

CONTACT PERSON/S 

Hugo Gutiérrez de Terán, hugo.gutierrez@icm.uu.se

APPLICATION

Submit the application for admissionto: www.scicommcourse.info / eva.garmendia@uac.uu.se 
Submit the application not later than: July 2022

Last modified: 2021-11-15