POG0086 To communicate science, 2.0 Credits
Subjects Other Social Science
No Level Indicated
Pass / Failed
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
The course is intended for all PhD students at SLU. It is particularly suitable when the PhD student has started his/her own research so that it could be used as reference material.
Interaction with the society is becoming more and more important for researchers. To spread new knowledge and facilitate its usefulness is an important task for researchers and the universities, and it is also a prerequisite for getting research grants. A growing number of research financiers also demand a plan for communication. This course teaches how to plan and perform communication work and what measures and channels that can be used to reach different target groups.
After completion of the course the participants should:
- Be able to make a communication plan.
- Be able to describe and discuss the role of research in society ("samverkansuppdraget").
- Have knowledge about relevant ideas and concepts regarding popular science communication.
- Have met, and discussed popular science communication, with role models and practicians within the field.
- Give examples of different channels used to communicate science to the public.
- Be able to describe how different media works.
Would you like to learn how to communicate your science to a wider audience? During this online course the participants will learn about different channels for research communication of popular science and how they can be used. We will cover for example popular science writing, blogging, electronic and social media. The training will be accomplished by lectures, seminars and practical exercises where the students can train their new skills.
With a mix of lecturers from both the university environment, as well as journalists from "the field" we aim to create an open course climate where different views and experiences can meet. The foundation of the course is dialogue, activity and different practical exercises.
Formats and requirements for examination
Examination is performed continuously, through active participation and attendance, and by producing assignments.
Attendance is mandatory at all lectures. Occasional missed lectures can be compensated by writing extra-assignments.
When the course is finished a written evaluation is performed. The course is limited to 20 participants.
For application, please visit: https://internt.slu.se/en/support-services/education/doctoral-education1/doctoral-courses/basic-courses-application/
Preliminary course dates 2021 (online via Zoom, approx 4-5 hours per day):
Division of Planning