Science communication has an increasingly vital role to play in a modern, global society. The growing awareness of the threat of climate change, along with the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, has highlighted the importance of the effective communication of science. This unit explores the social, political and ethical implications of science communication in a global society, and will consider: science in the media, science and public policy, science and advocacy, and public engagement with science. Students will identify, apply and evaluate science communication strategies for diverse audiences using a range of media and technologies. The unit includes a field trip.
|Unit name||Science Communication|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Claire Konkes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Evaluate and assess the social, economic, and political implications of communicating science, technology and the environment at a local and global level
- Critically evaluate the principles, methods and concepts to a range of science communication scenarios
- Design and produce a strategic communication strategy
- Communicate scientific ideas to an academic and general audience persuasively and ethically
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