Science communication: An introduction to theory, best practice and practical skills

Estimated cost: R5001 – R10 000
Field Of Study: Science and Technology Studies
Department Name: Centre for Research on Science and Technology (Crest)

Objectives:

Work effectively with mass media and social media in implementing science communication strategies Plan, implement and evaluate science communication activities Motivate investments in public communication of science Create innovative ways to make complex science accessible to relevant audiences To provide professional development opportunities for people working in environments where science and research outcomes need to be made accessible to the general public and to science policy audiences: typically communication and research management/development staff in government departments, universities, science councils and NGOs, as well as science communication and outreach staff in museums, science centres, zoos, aquaria, etc. To equip participants with core skills required to:
Demonstrate the impact and social relevance of public-funded research

Entry Requirement: Professional 3-year Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Diploma or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Competence
Duration: 6 weeks
Presentation Language: English
Latest Year Offered: 2016