Apply here for the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science Virtual Summer Program 2021.
Scientists around the world consistently list achieving tangible impacts on policy and practice as a core career goal. This course provides participants with the theory and the practical knowledge, skills and tools that are needed to operate more effectively at the science-policy interface.
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?
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?
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?
In this course, you’ll come up with a novel program idea, trial it, and report on your trial. This course is about creating your own original science communication project.
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?
Communicating science on behalf of an organisation, corporation or government department can require big picture strategic thinking as well as finely planned tactical applications. This short course will help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to do this effectively.
A 2021 graduate course co-convened by the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) and the Crawford School of Public Policy