Professional short courses

CPAS staff regularly run science communication short courses, specifically tailored to help scientists and teachers better communicate scientific research, or to help others to better understand the process and findings of science.

Whether would like to add value to your science, learn how to simply explain your research, be more relaxed during your public presentations or simply hone your communication skills, attend a CPAS short course.

CPAS Summer Program

Apply here for the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science International Summer Program 2019.
Colin Clive & Dwight Frye in "Frankenstein", 1931

Intensive: Science and popular fiction

Films, television shows, novels, computer games and other forms of fiction can be a great way to communicate science, engage audiences with science and even to teach science creatively in the classroom. But how can we do this without mixing up fact and fiction?

Intensive: Science and the media

The mass media provide a critical venue for public science communication and opinion, but are your media skills up to date for the modern mass communication environment?

Intensive: Science communication and the web

Social media have changed the way we communicate science across the globe. But are you using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the rest to optimum effect?
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Intensive: Science dialogue theory and practice

Science dialogue is increasingly touted as a critical approach for incorporating public opinion into policy about controversial science and technology. But do you know how to organise a science dialogue event and apply best practice theory to real world dialogical communication?

Intensive: Strategies in science communication

Communicating science on behalf of an organisation, corporation or government department can require big picture strategic thinking as well as finely planned tactical applications.

Workshop: Communicating science using traditional and social media

Why use the different media channels? To what end? What are the theoretical underpinnings of best practice, and how can it be incorporated into your strategies?
Alan Alda in an improv workshop.

Workshop: Improvisation tools for communicating science

This workshop uses improvisation techniques developed in the theatre to help those who need to communicate become more spontaneous, direct, personal and responsive.
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Workshop: Using science in persuasive and strategic communication

This workshop is designed to introduce the latest research into effective persuasive and strategic communication in the context of science.

Workshop: Using stories to communicate science

This workshop will show you how to turn your work into a story. You will learn how to distil your work or research down to its essential elements and practice techniques for conveying this to a range of audiences.