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PLG0046

Populärvetenskaplig kommunikationskurs

The course starts with

- two days of lectures and discussions about the need for popular science communication and which tools are available

- comparison of scientific and popular science texts

- where to publish and how to do it and to what kind of audience one is writing.

After this, independent work follows when PhD students practice on giving interviews and interviewing somebody else, writing on Wikipedia, writing a synopsis, and a manuscript ready to be submitted to a journal.

The written products are evaluated by the other PhD students and the teaching team. After feedback the manuscripts are prepared for publishing.



Kursplan

PLG0046 Populärvetenskaplig kommunikationskurs, 3,0 Hp

Ämnen

Other Social Science

Utbildningens nivå

Forskarnivå

Språk

Engelska

Förkunskapskrav

All PhD students can apply, including those who plan to register in a near future

Mål

To become aware of available popular science communication tools and channels.

To plan and perform popular science communication adapted to different audiences.

To identify "core stories" about your research that can be communicated to a wider audience.

To write popular science texts that could be published.

To present your research orally during interviews.

PhD students will learn about and practice popular science communication. A large part concerns training to write popular scientific texts, with the aim to publish the texts produced during the course.



Innehåll

The course starts with

- two days of lectures and discussions about the need for popular science communication and which tools are available

- comparison of scientific and popular science texts

- where to publish and how to do it and to what kind of audience one is writing.

After this, independent work follows when PhD students practice on giving interviews and interviewing somebody else, writing on Wikipedia, writing a synopsis, and a manuscript ready to be submitted to a journal.

The written products are evaluated by the other PhD students and the teaching team. After feedback the manuscripts are prepared for publishing.



Examinationsformer och fordringar för godkänd kurs

To pass the course, all the assignments should be done and the PhD students must produce a popular science text ready for submission to a popular science journal. The actual submission and getting the manuscript published is however the student’s own responsibility.

Ytterligare information

Online course with max. 16 students

Lectures

Exercises

Seminars where students discuss and give feedback on popular science texts

Feedback by professional journalists and other external teachers on popular science texts



Ansvarig institution/motsvarande

Institutionen för Växtskyddsbiologi

Kursfakta

Ämne: Other Social Science
Kurskod: PLG0046 Plats: Alnarp Distanskurs: Ja Undervisningsspråk: Engelska Ansvarig avdelning: Institutionen för Växtskyddsbiologi Studietakt: 25%