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    Examines classic and contemporary readings and other material in creative science communication, exploring use of style, voice, exposition, structure, and other narrative elements in conveying scientific content in engaging ways.

    About this paper

    Paper title Special Topic: Key Voices in Science Communication
    Subject Science Communication
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,482.46
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Admission is subject to approval from the Head of Department.

    Teaching staff

    Professor Jesse Bering
    Professor Lloyd Davis

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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised

    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

    • Relate science and nature writing and other creative practice to science communication theory and knowledge.
    • Compare science and nature writing and other creative practice across social groups.
    • Demonstrate understanding of effective science communication practice through written and oral communication.


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
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