Communicating Science

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.

Course structure

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.

Admission

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.

Scope

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. 

Syllabus

Language

The course is given in English.

Course leader

Registration

We have an ongoing course that started in March 2022. Next course will start in September 2022.

Apply for the Autumn
course here

March

1 March: Course introduction 10:15-12:00 
1 March: Writing popular science 13:15-16:00
10 March: Voice and body language group A 13:00-16:30
11 March: Voice and body language group B 13:00-16:30
22 March: Rhetorics - introducing lecture 9:15-12
25 March: Rhetorics - mini-sessions with peer feedback 13:15-17

April

4 April: Preparing for conference-style talks 13.15-15:00
13 April: Writing popular science, group work 13.15-16.00
25 April: Videotape conference-style 15 min presentations 10:00-17:00 group A
26 April: Videotape conference-style 15 min presentations 10:00-17:00 group B

May

2-6 May: Feedback meetings small group - book half a day
30 May: Course finishing 13:15-16:00

1/9 Course introduction 10-12 and writing popular science 13-16

5/9 Voice and body language group A 13-16 

6/9 Voice and body language group B 13-16

16/9  Rhetorics - introducing lecture 9-12

21/9 Rhetorics - mini-sessions with peer feedback 13-17

23/9 Preparing for conference-style talks 10-12

26/9 Writing popular science, group work 9-12

5/10 Videotape conference-style 15 min presentations 10-17 group A

6/10 Videotape conference-style 15 min presentations 10-17 group B

7-13/10 Small group video-feedback meetings - book half a day

31/10 Course final, public poster session 13-16 


Information

Information is given by the course leader
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