|Course code module||3BBIO-K-04|
|Study load (hours)||112|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
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This course module is typically intended for students with an extended professional competence in a particular subject area. These students are trained to communicate on their domain of competence with the general public.
So domain-specific knowledge is present.
Participants also have a very good command of Dutch (either as a native speaker or as an advanced L2-speaker).
They are experienced readers of texts for a wide audience, on scientific subjects.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Students have instruments and insights to successfully communicate on natural sciences subjects, through various media.
Students are able to define aims and target groups and reflect on the relation between science and society, as well as on trends and evolutions in communication in general, and science communication in particular.
3. Course content
The themes covered in the course include:
writing popular texts ons scientific subjects (aspects of good communication )
Science communication in general
Speeches and presentations
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesSeminars (possible question and answer sessions)
Personal work: Assignments - individualAssignments - in group
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationOral, with written preparation
Continuous assessment: AssignmentsParticipation in classroom activities
6. Compulsory reading – study material
During the first lesson students receive a set of relevant materials. During subsequent lessons additional texts and exercises will be made available.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Background literature (for those envisaging more profound familiarity – at a later stage):
Willems, J. (Ed.). (2007).
For all practical sessions:
Reeks Wetenschapscommunicatie, uitgeverij Garant:
De Groof, B. (2003). Een doeltreffend radio- of televisie-interview. Antwerpen/Apeldoorn: Garant.
De Groof, B. (2003). Spreken voor een volle zaal. Antwerpen/Apeldoorn: Garant.De Ron, A. (2003). Populair-wetenschappelijk schrijven. Antwerpen/Apeldoorn: Garant.
Van der Auweraert, A. (2004). Wetenschap en communicatie, hoezo ? Antwerpen/Apeldoorn: Garant.
For coaching, students are referred to Tine Wouters. During the period when the classes are taught, she will provide assistance to students when they have practical or or content problems with the course.