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Science Communication and Public Engagement

Science Communication and Public Engagement

Discover the importance of public engagement in science and learn techniques to share and raise awareness of your research.

The course focuses on:

  • Why is science communication important?
  • Defining a message and the intended audience
  • Going from the message to a story
  • Small-scale public science dissemination events
  • The relationship between scientists and journalists

Who should join the course:

  • Scientists and researchers who wish to communicate the results and theory of their field(s) of study to the public
  • Graduate and postgraduate students
  • Academic staff of all career levels
  • Scientists not working in academia

Timeline

The course will have multiple runs in 2020 and 2021.  

Learning objectives and outcomes

Once completed, participants will be able to:

  • Design small-scale public science communication events
  • Reflect on the role of traditional and social media in the communication of science
  • Improve your science communication activities by clearly identifying the target audiences, messages and stories

How to join the course

This course is available on FutureLearn : https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/science-communication-for-researchers

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

UNIVERSITY OF TORINO
UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID

Project Lead

Dr. Alessandro Cicerale
Institution

University of Turin

Contact details

alessandro.cicerale@unito.it

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