SCIGEN 101G Communicating in a Knowledge Society
SCIGEN 101G | Open | Semester One & Two 2021 | City Campus | 15 points
Effective communication is required for specialists in all fields to engage meaningfully with society. In this course, you will gain an understanding of the important role communication plays in a knowledge society.
Through case studies and practical experience, you will learn about the responsibilities and skills required to communicate with a variety of audiences. You will learn how to effectively manage and present data and practice oral, written, visual and electronic communication.
By the end of this course, you will:
- Understand the concept of a knowledge society and experts’ obligations in this environment
- Understand the nature and method of communication
- Understand the need to create messages for specific audiences and how to identify audiences’ needs and wants
- Learn techniques that can be employed to communicate effectively
- Demonstrate effective ways of managing and presenting data
- Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate expert knowledge, using oral, written and visual communication.
- What is communication?
- What is a knowledge society?
- Written communication – editing, abstracts, essays, CVs and covering letters, academic posters
- Oral communication – PowerPoint seminars, interviews, engaging through dialogue, networking
- Visual communication – academic poster presentation, statistical communication and data management
- Audiences: Communicating expert information to the public – critical examination of case studies