Science Communication Course
to support the development of practical skills for successful public communication of science (or relevant expert field).
- Will understand the importance of science communication;
- Is aware of the specifics of science communication;
- Knows how to use different science communication formats;
- Is able to present complicated topics to the public in an comprehendible way.
Dates: 24.01.-26.01.2019 and 07.02.2019
Place: Nelijärve Holiday Centre, Nelijärve 4, Aegviidu
Transfer: Organized Lux Charter bus from Tallinn University and back
Course volume : 2 EAP, contact hours: 24, independent work approximately: 12
Lecturer: Arko Olesk, Lecturer of Science Communication
Target group: PhD Students and Supervisors (including international)
Size of group: 20.
16.00 – Departure from Tallinn University to Nelijärve
18.00 – Social introduction
19.00 – Dinner
- Introduction to science communication
- Principles of popular science writing
- Analysis of science communication examples
- Formats of science communication
- Target groups analysis & message formulation
- Impact workshop
Prepare a presentation of one’s own research topic in a 3-minute public presentation format (FameLab style).
07.02.2019 (Tallinn University, room A-018)
09:00 – 15:30
- Presentation and analysis of home assignments
- Introduction to media relations and social media
- Closing and summary
Exam evaluation criteria or minimum level necessary to pass assessment:
To pass the course, the student will have to participate on all three days and complete the assignment.