The school has the aim of offering overview and training of scientific communication skills and outreach in all its forms.
The school will treat communication not only with an “educative aim” but also with a “scientific aim”.
The lecturers will therefore not only present an overview of science communication from a theoretical point of view, but also will offer practical activities on abstract/paper writing and poster editing, on proposal and report drafting, and on how to improve communication to policymakers, schools and general public.
The school will consist of lectures combined with the practical application of the material covered in the lectures through lab sessions.
Lecturers: Hans Peter Peters (Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Berlin), Chiara Saviane (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati – SISSA, Trieste), Daniele Tenze (Freelance Actor and Researcher), Sarah Davies (Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Copenhagen), Raffael Himmelsbach (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim), Riccardo Biondi (Freelance scientist), Andrea Cerase (Freelance scientific communicator), Enrica Battifoglia (scientific journalist for ANSA – Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata), Gemma Musacchio (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia), Giovanna Cultrera (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia), Agostino Goretti (Dipartimento della Protezione Civile).
Pre-school activity: the students will prepare a poster on their research activity. The student´s will be suggested to watch some videos of SciComm and to study some material from the previous schools.
SciComm (H. Peter Peters): The importance of Science Communication
Papers (H. Peter Peters): How to write a good scientific paper
Conference (S. K. Ballero): how making your conference presentation effective?
Policymakers (S. K. Ballero): Science for policy
Poster (R. Nogherotto): Making an impact with your poster
Art&Science (D. Tenze): Make your science attractive to the general public & Lab
Pick the victim Lab: go on the road, stop the people and tell them what you research is doing for them. Overpass your shyness!
Communication of risk (A. Cerase): make the risk understandable by your audiences & Lab
Excursion at the medieval castle of Castiglione del Lago
CV&Funding (R. Biondi): writing international proposals and presenting yourself for an interview
General public (S. Davies): Communicating with general public & Lab
Poster Lab: Practice what you heard during the school and reshape your poster!
Science Policy (R. Himmelsbach): Expert appraisal and climate engineering
Earthqk4school (G. Musacchio): communicating to school children, techniques and languages
CriticalContestComm (G. Musacchio & A. Goretti): implement a communication plan during and within critical contexts (lab)
Journalism (E. Battifoglia): Talk to a scientific journalist or write as a journalist …
Create your tool! Lab: choose a type of audience and create an effective and attractive communication tool, sing a song, make a game, film a movie, whatever your thing could be appealing for the audience you have chosen.
EarthqkComm (G. Cultrera): Earthquake communication
Role-play game (G. Cultrera): Role-play game, simulation of the pre-seismic meeting of the L´Aquila earthquake


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