Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.|
CoordinatorDr Christine Redman
ContactEducation Student Centre
|Subject Overview:||This subject examines the intersection between science and culture as it experienced and communicated by individuals, groups and institutions. Science communication is critical in these present times, for educators, media specialists, scientists, businesses and industries and for every citizen. At a time when there is increased participation in communication through personal, social and mobile technologies, an understanding of both your place and potential as an interpreter and communicator of science is essential. This course will provide you with the benefits of skills that will assist you to interrogate our contemporary culture and the place of science within it. These skills would include the means by which to question and respond to the communication challenges inherent in such agendas as the promotion of science, the constructing of public awareness and knowledge of science and the developments of critical, scientifically literate citizens. While this subject has its starting point in the world out there, it culminates in a personal understanding of your own capacities and opportunities in the field of science communication. |
|Objectives:||At the conclusion of this subject students will be able to : |
|Assessment:||There are four (4) assessment tasks: |
|Prescribed Texts:||Stocklmayer, S.M., Gore, M.M., & Bryant, C. (Eds.). (2001) Science communication in theory and practice. Dordrecht: Kluwer. |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject students will have the knowledge, skills and understandings to enable them to: |
Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework |
Master of Education (Stream 150)
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