Stand up for Science: Practical Approaches to Discussing Science that Matters

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Everyone - non-scientists and scientists alike - has some form of expertise, but communicating across a gap in knowledge or experience is challenging. In this Teach-Out, we address this challenge by helping participants to develop core communication skills and more effectively communicate with one another.

Participants will learn why science communication is both essential and fundamentally challenging. Experts in three broad areas of public engagement with science - Policy & Advocacy, Education & Outreach, and Science in the Media - will weigh in to share their knowledge. Anyone with a STEM story to tell will have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of their audience, craft a clear message, weave a compelling story, and practice giving and receiving feedback on science communications. And all participants will be able to engage in a series of discussions addressing key issues in science communication.

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Everyone - non-scientists and scientists alike - has some form of expertise, but communicating across a gap in knowledge or experience is challenging. In this Teach-Out, we address this challenge by helping participants to develop core communication skills and more effectively communicate with one another.

Participants will learn why science communication is both essential and fundamentally challenging. Experts in three broad areas of public engagement with science - Policy & Advocacy, Education & Outreach, and Science in the Media - will weigh in to share their knowledge. Anyone with a STEM story to tell will have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of their audience, craft a clear message, weave a compelling story, and practice giving and receiving feedback on science communications. And all participants will be able to engage in a series of discussions addressing key issues in science communication.

Because the practice of science encourages dialogue, requires diverse perspectives, and has no political agenda, we hope this Teach-Out is a useful step in encouraging more science conversations between individuals and their local, national, and global communities.

 

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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 1 month ago
Excellent course that is engaging and meaningful. It has introduced some important concepts that could teach us to be a better conversationalist and speaker using simple techniques
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In full disclosure, I'm a faculty advisor to the folks who put together this course, but that said, I'm blown away by the breadth, depth and accessibility of the content that this short course offers. If you're new to science communication, this is a cornucopia of scene-setting, basic skills, skills-development, finding and developing opportunities, and accessing a massive library of unique resources - including "expert voices" from a number of leading communicators. But even if you're a seasoned communicator, there's plenty of content here for you as well - refreshers, new ways of looking at things, the chance to brainstorm with others ... At a time when the science community is mobilized to not only talk about the importance of science amongst themselves, but to do something, this is a powerful resource, and one that every scientist, science communicator, or person interested in science and its use in society, should be taking... In full disclosure, I'm a faculty advisor to the folks who put together this course, but that said, I'm blown away by the breadth, depth and accessibility of the content that this short course offers. If you're new to science communication, this is a cornucopia of scene-setting, basic skills, skills-development, finding and developing opportunities, and accessing a massive library of unique resources - including "expert voices" from a number of leading communicators. But even if you're a seasoned communicator, there's plenty of content here for you as well - refreshers, new ways of looking at things, the chance to brainstorm with others ... At a time when the science community is mobilized to not only talk about the importance of science amongst themselves, but to do something, this is a powerful resource, and one that every scientist, science communicator, or person interested in science and its use in society, should be taking advantage of.
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