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. You 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||Communicating Science|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Claire Konkes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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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 key principles, methods and concepts of science communication in a range of real-world scenarios.
- Design and produce media and communication materials.
- Communicate scientific ideas persuasively and ethically to an academic and general audience.
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Weekly online content, consisting of pre-recorded lectures, discussions, readings and activities.
Non-compulsory scheduled field trip.
|Assessment||Practical media production (20%)|Interview and news story (40%)|Essay (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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