The aim of the course is to introduce the theoretical foundations of science communication and their traditional and non-traditional platforms with examples and practices. In the first part of the course, students will get a brief introduction about science, stereotypes of science and scientists, and science communication theories. The second part of the course introduces the traditional platforms of science communication, such as online and offline science journalism and electronic media, i.e. radio and TV programs. In the third part of the course, the non-traditional platforms will be presented, including complex science projects, bottom-up initiatives (e.g. meet-ups), and science blogs and vlogs. Science and scholarly images are shown in literature and films/series, and new opportunities such as science cafés and science art will also be analyzed. The course helps students acquire knowledge of science communication through group and individual tasks, emphasizing the acquisition of practical experience.

Methodology of teaching

Presentations, analytical practices, projects, individual and teamwork, written and oral offline and online communication, audiovisual and presentational techniques, usage of online social platforms.

Materials supporting learning

The slides and notes, as well as the current dates are always avaialble in moodle: