Communicating Science is an elective course of the qualifying programme in teaching and learning in higher education and of third-cycle studies at LTH. The aim of the course is to prepare doctoral students and teaching staff at LTH for situations requiring communication of science.
Apart from lectures, the course consists of practical and individual exercises followed by group discussions and analysis. The exercises in rhetoric take the form of role play and group discussions. The course includes components such as techniques of scientific presentation skills and feedback, voice and speech, poster presentations, rhetoric and the writing of popular science. To be able to pass the course the participant must have attended at least 80 % of the scheduled activities.
To be admitted to the course, participants must normally have a first-cycle degree.
Priority is given to students admitted to third-cycle studies at LTH. If there are places available, other teaching staff at LTH are welcome to attend the course.
The course corresponds to 3 weeks of full-time work of which 1 week is part of the qualifying programme in teaching and learning in higher education at LTH. The course is given 5 credits in third-cycle studies (with Pass and Fail as available grades), if this is in line with the individual study plan.
This course has replaced the two former courses Kommunikationsteknik and Spoken Technical Communication and is given in English.
Docent/ETP Anders Ahlberg, Anders.Ahlberg@genombrottet.lth.se, Associate Professor at the LTH Academic Development Unit, Studiecentrum, is the course coordinator and examiner. He involves relevant course leaders from Lund University and other learning organisations.