Science Communication in Theory and Practice

Science Communication in Theory and Practice

Course dates:
10 August, 2020 to 21 August, 2020
Fee:
EU/EEA citizens 6375 DKK/Non-EU/EEA citizens 10000 DKK
Fee advantages:
Full fee
Topics:
Engineering & Sciences, Multidisciplinary
Application deadline:
Wednesday, 1 April, 2020
University:
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

General information

This highly interactive summer school offers students from all disciplines the opportunity to gain skills in the understanding and production of research communication and in interdisciplinary, problem-oriented collaboration. Students will work together to produce high quality science communication products such as short films, podcasts, articles and complementary social media. Project groups will be interdisciplinary, giving students the chance to gain hands-on experience of research and development across disciplinary boundaries.

The two week intensive summer school will be supported by a four week, part-time (25 hours per week) programme of online teaching, readings, and short tasks which will enable students to become familiar with the theory and practice of public science communication. They will engage with topics such as the history of science communication, the narrative techniques and formats through which it can be carried out, and how key messages can be conveyed clearly, accurately and memorably.

By participating actively in this course, you will acquire the following knowledge, skills and competencies:

Knowledge

You will be able to account for key methods and theories in the study of science communication, including models of communication, scientific knowledge, audience reception, and analytical frames.

Skills

You will be able to create science communication products which utilise specific formats to communicate scientific knowledge to defined audiences.

Competencies

You will be able to critically examine instances of science communication by drawing on appropriate theories and methods in the field.

You will be able to communicate such assessment and analysis with precision and in terms relevant to the academic debate in the field.

Accommodation

Please note that the summer courses are non-residential. Participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen.

You can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

Airbnb
Danhostel
Hostel World

UCPH Housing Foundation (acceptance letter from UCPH required).

Registration

https://www.science.ku.dk/english/courses-and-programmes/other-study-opp...

ECTS accreditation

Master level

7,5 ECTS