Nature of Scientific Disciplines

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMEC004-05
Vaknaam Nature of Scientific Disciplines
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Nature of Scientific Disciplines
Leerdoelen The student can:
1. characterize the broad range of scientific disciplines
2. compare main methodologies and statistical methods between disciplines.
3. examine a scientific discipline different from their own. Specifically they can:
a. use different sources to search for and process relevant information on the discipline
b. describe a recent publication from the discipline
c. describe a prominent theory in the discipline
d. describe the daily practice of the discipline
e. give an informed and critical opinion about recent developments and controversies
4. exhibit professional conduct in the process of planning and developing a product
5. demonstrate self-reflection on a level that enables further professional development
Omschrijving This course is specifically tailored to students who intend to work in the field of science communication. As a science communicator you need to be able to understand, evaluate and critically discuss recent research from a scientific discipline that you might not be all too familiar with. In this course, we will study several research articles from various fields of research. At the end of this course, students will be able to examine sources from a discipline different from their own, and give an informed and critical opinion on recent developments in a poster presentation. Students will thus get to know the broad range of scientific disciplines, what characterizes each discipline and what methodologies are commonly used within the discipline.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC)
(All seminars are mandatory. If a student cannot attend, an alternative assignment will be given.)
Toetsvorm Presentatie (P), Verslag (R)
(Weight: P 50%, R 50%. The reflective report and the presentation need to be passed (grade higher than 5,5) to receive a passing grade for the course.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. S. Telli
Entreevoorwaarden Students are required to have finished the course Design for Science Education and Communication. The course History and Philosophy of Science is advised.
Opmerkingen This course is followed by students from the Master Science Education and Communication with a maximum capacity of 20 students.

This course was previously registered with course code WMEC17002
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Science Education and Communication: Communicatie  (Compulsory course units) 2 semester I a verplicht
MSc Science Education and Communication: Educatie  (Elective course units) 2 semester I a keuze