Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours. |
Total Time Commitment:
125 hours. 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.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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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.
At the completion of this subject, students will be able to:
There are (4) assessment tasks:
Stocklmayer, S.M., Gore, M.M., & Bryant, C. (Eds.). (2001) Science communication in theory and practice. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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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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