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Title To Communicate Science in Different Contexts with Focus on Oral and Visual Communication
Course number 3147
Programme 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Language English
Credits 3.0
Notes The course meets the requirements for a general science course.

Date 2021-03-01 -- 2021-03-16
Responsible KI department Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The course aims are to orally and visually present ones own research that has been adapted to different target groups and to reflect on ones own as well as ones peers presentation skills and abilities.
Intended learning outcomes After the course the student is expected to be able to:
1. Orally present own research adapted to different target groups.
2. Understand how visuals and media can support research and presentation to different target groups.
3. Be able to critique and reflect on presentation skills and the ability to adapt to different target groups.
Contents of the course During the course each participant will be given the opportunity to develop practical and theoretical knowledge in:
- Communication, perception and learning
- Presentation techniques
- Rhetoric
- Use of different media (such as posters, infographics, projection media, whiteboard)
Teaching and learning activities The course design is based on reflective practice and includes self-directed learning, lectures and literature seminar to process theoretical knowledge, and practical training in presentation skills. Each course participant will perform three oral presentations, one with an infographic, and receive feedback on content, presentation skills and adaptation towards target group.
Compulsory elements Compulsory sessions are:
1. Oral presentation in a popular science context (video recorded)
2. Oral presentation with infographic in a scientific context and observe and give feedback to an oral presentation and infographic made by a peer.
Absence from the compulsory sessions or assessment seminar can be compensated through supplementary activity.
Examination The assessment consists of three different tasks:
1. Reflective statement based in experience, feedback and research/literature within communication and learning.
2. Oral presentation in a popular scientific context supported by PowerPoint or similar.
3. A final scientific infographic in digital form revised based upon feedback from peers.

To pass the course the participant needs to show evidence that they reached the learning outcomes by fulfillment of the assessment criteria.
Literature and other teaching material Recommended readings for discussion will be shared during the course.
Number of students 18 - 20
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
More information This course prepares PhD students for science communication in different contexts. You will explore different communication concepts, presentation designs and work on your stage and presentation techniques. You will reflect on your presentation skills and abilities to communicate science, given contextual and disciplinary differences. The course is equivalent to two-weeks full-time studies. Scheduled class room sessions are on the following dates: 1-2, 8-9, 15 and 16 March 2021. The course is given in English.
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Course responsible Anna Birgersdotter
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik

Anna.Birgersdotter@ki.se
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