Stand up for Science: Practical Approaches to Discussing Science that Matters (edX)

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Stand up for Science: Practical Approaches to Discussing Science that Matters (edX)
In this Teach-Out, scientists and non-scientists reach out and RELATE to build communication skills to more effectively discuss knowledge. 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.

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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.


What you'll learn

- Understand why science communication is both important and challenging

- Develop strategies to effectively bridge communications between public audiences and scientific researchers

- Understand expert perspectives on different areas of public engagement with science

- Shape a compelling, message-focused STEM narrative for a specific audience

- Discuss important issues in science communication with others



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