The main objective of the course is to support and provide teaching and training for students who want to complete their skills in teaching and communicating science. The course is also designed for those who, while having a scientific background, want to become acquainted with the communication of their knowledge and who, while having a humanistic or historical education, want to extend their scientific skills.
The course aims to provide practical experience in communicating scientific material to different public through different types of communication channels: oral and written oral presentation. The student is led to acquire skills with specific didactic tools to effectively communicate topics of science.
At the end of the training activity, the student should have acquired the knowledge and skills that would be able to:
1. Understand the method and purpose of the scientific approach. Being able to use their own specific language and terminology.
Understand the historical development and the subsequent conceptual evolution. Have a clear vision of what science has represented and, above all, represents in today's society and knows how to recognize positive aspects and related issues.
2. Understand the functions and relevance of a widespread and correct knowledge of the scientific issues of society and citizens.
Being able to evaluate what, in this sense, has now been made possible by the means of communication, and if this really meets the
Demand for knowledge from the citizens themselves.
3. To be able to expose and argue on the subjects of science teaching, and its communication, clearly and directly with
An unknowing public. Know how to present, even to an unknowing public (and in the final part the course focuses on the places of disclosure
Designed for the little ones) the essential peculiarities of the communication of science.
4. Know how to evaluate the quality of a dissemination or exhibit layout based on its design and purpose and the intended users.
5. Be able to link the different topics dealt with each other and with related topics. Be able to consult and use distributed knowledge to propose original science communication projects.