SCOM4403 Science Presentations
- 6 points
|Not available in 2019||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Learning to give great presentations for different groups of people not only improves students' confidence and understanding of what makes a good communicator but also improves their employment options. In this unit, students evaluate oral and visual communication, learn how to give effective oral presentations about science issues to a variety of audiences and produce effective eye-catching posters which convey a message. Expert science communicators give them insight into effective communication. Through practical assignments, students develop skills at sharing their excitement of science.
- Students are able to (1) evaluate effective oral and visual communication, condense complex scientific information into key concepts; (2) reassemble information into targeted, understandable, jargon-free material; (3) produce an eye-catching poster; (4) improve information technology literacy; and (5) give a clear, engaging oral presentation about a science topic of their choice.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) a poster; (3) evaluation of a communication effort; and (4) an oral presentation about a science topic of the student's choice. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Miriam Sullivan
- Contact hours
- lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials/practicals: 2 hours per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.