The course where we introduce you to the concepts and skills and throw you in the shallow end before we make you swim in the deep end.
Over the period of a semester, we will investigate, reflect on, discuss, and practice all parts that make speaking about our science for an academic audience and for a more popular audience . The main approach is through analysis of what the presentations, speeches and popular texts do and implement these in our own context and practice. To get the most out of this, we suggest you work on your own scientific speech, whether academic or popular. Our overall aim is that after the semester, you’ll have build a repertoire of oral communication strategies you can apply every time you get up in front of an audience and talk about your science.
- The course increases your presentation skills of scientific and professional genres. It provides you with opportunities to apply these skills in the process of presenting a full academic presentation and to receive ample feedback from your peers and the instructor.
- By the end of the course, you should have a presentation (more or less) ready for a conference.
- The course provides you with opportunities to apply these skills in the process of writing a popular science article and present a popular science presentation and to receive ample feedback from your peers and the instructor.
- By the end of the course, you should have an article and a presentation (more or less) ready.
- can diagnose their own presenting skills, and experiment with this process to best suit their personal needs, and develop further as a communicator of science;
- can understand different evaluation criteria for different settings;
- have developed their skills to critically analyse and give feedback to oral presentations;
- can receive and integrate feedback constructively;
- have presented and revised their presentations
- have actively engaged in peer review
- have participated in workshops
- have engaged in online and offline discussions
- Have written and revised a number of drafts of a popular science text
|Introduction to the course|
|Introduction to the course Details||FREE||1 year, 4 months|
|The academic presentation|
|The Academic Presentation Details||3 months, 3 weeks|
|Introductions popular science formats|
|The formats Details||3 months, 3 weeks|
|Why communicate? Randel Kreitsberg Details||3 months, 3 weeks|
|Blogging science Details||3 months, 3 weeks|
|3MT the 3 minute thesis Details||3 months, 3 weeks|
|3MT application 2019 Details||4 weeks|
|The craft of storytelling|
|The craft of storytelling Details||3 months, 3 weeks|
|Storytelling Science Details||3 months, 3 weeks|
|The art of communication|
|The art of communication preparation Details||2 months, 3 weeks|
|Practice Session 01|
|Podcast practice session 01 Details||2 months, 1 week|
|Communicating to Youth|
|Introduction Presenting science to the youth Details||FREE||2 months, 3 weeks|
|Non-compulsory reading Details||FREE||2 months, 3 weeks|
|Podcasts: How to present your scientific work to children and youth? Details||FREE||2 months, 3 weeks|
|How to perform science communication among children and young people? What are the essential tips to keep in mind when meeting students at schools and speaking to them? Are there any things you don’t suggest to do while standing in front of the class?|
|Popular Science Part 01|
|Media and Science Details||FREE||2 months, 1 week|
|Writing assignment Details||FREE||2 months, 1 week|
|Camera Training Introduction Details||FREE||2 months, 1 week|
|Criteria for assessment Camera Details||FREE||2 months, 1 week|
|Designing and Presenting Posters|
|Designing and Presenting Posters Details||FREE||2 months, 1 week|
|How to design a poster Details||00:00:00|
|Poster presentation useful resources Details||FREE||2 months, 1 week|