Special Lecture on Science Communication University of Tsukuba
This course introduces the practice of science communication and its roles in the the complex relationship between science and society. Through a series of active discussion-based classes, we will review the foundational theories of science communication, and examine the practices, relevance and importance of science communication in the modern world.
At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1) Describe what science communication is, along with its roles and functions with examples of science communication activities 2) Argue the importance of science communication through its impact on both the relationship between science and the broader society, and the direction of scientific research itself. 3) Recognise real-world opportunities for improved communication of science and related issues.
Communication ability Internationality Research ability Specialized knowledge Ethics
Reflective Essay Case study presentation
This is a discussion-based course. Students are expected to read and engage with learning materials, and prepare for discussions and other tasks before each scheduled session. Science Communication - An introductionScience Communication - Roles, Functions, and ReasonsTerms, models, and reflections 1Terms, models, and reflections 2Informal EducationPublic DialogueCase study: Implications for public healthCase Study: Implications for research and developmentAssessmentAssessment
Lectures and Class Exercises
Online Course Requirement
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This is a discussion-based course. Students are expected to actively participate in the course, to read and engage with course materials, and to prepare prepare answers to discussion questions and/or other tasks before attending each session.
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