Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, 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 Pam Mulhall
ContactEducation Student Centre
|Subject Overview:||Science communicators in their various roles as teachers, journalists, museum curators and so on, play a major role in promoting public understanding of science. This unit will start with the skills and experiences that participants bring and work with them to further develop their abilities as communicators of science. Common practices, goals and outcomes in science communication will be explored, and the mediating influence of beliefs, values and understandings of and about science discussed. A central focus will be to envision how participants can shape their science communication practices to reflect a humanistic perspective of science, as recently described in the national curriculum, in order to better engage their audiences (i.e. students, general public etc.) while fulfilling their traditional functions of educating about the ideas and processes of science.|
|Objectives:||At the completion of this subject, students will be able to: |
|Assessment:||There are (4) assessment tasks: |
|Prescribed Texts:||Stocklmayer, S.M., Gore, M.M., & Bryant, C. (Eds.). (2001) Science communication in theory and practice. Dordrecht: Kluwer. |
Research in Science Education
|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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