University of Colorado Boulder
Designing Effective Science Communication Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

Designing Effective Science Communication Specialization

Learn To Design Effective Science Communication. In this specialization, you will learn how to leverage the science of how people learn to design science communication activities.

Taught in English

Melanie Peffer

Instructor: Melanie Peffer

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What you'll learn

  • Describe principles of human learning that are important to consider when designing science outreach activities.

  • Identify common pitfalls in science communication/outreach.

  • Compare and contrast modalities for science communication/outreach.

  • Design a science communication/outreach activity based on principles learned in this course.

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Specialization - 3 course series

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Beginner level

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1 month at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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Specialization - 3 course series

What you'll learn

  • Describe the field of the learning sciences.

  • Describe and compare different theoretical frameworks for explaining human learning.

  • Explain the relationship between cognitive biases and why people fall for mis/disinformation.

  • Describe the process of motivational interviewing and its utility in science communication.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Psychology
Category: SciComm
Category: Learning Engineering
Category: Science Education
Category: Learning Sciences

What you'll learn

  • Explain the role of emotion in human behavior and how it can come up in science communication.

  • Explain why authenticity, trust, and empathy will help foster connection and consequently science communication.

  • Explain how improvisation, storytelling, and nonverbal communication can improve your science communication activities.

  • Describe how to be an inclusive and trauma informed science communicator.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Psychology
Category: SciComm
Category: Learning Engineering
Category: Science Education
Category: Learning Sciences

What you'll learn

  • Explain best practices for oral, written, technological, and artistic forms of science communication.

  • Apply principles of learning engineering to design effective forms of science communication.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Psychology
Category: SciComm
Category: Learning Engineering
Category: Science Education
Category: Learning Sciences

Instructor

Melanie Peffer
University of Colorado Boulder
8 Courses25,441 learners

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