Download the Toolkit and accompanying Activity Resource Sheet below!
British Council Ireland, together with FameLabber, science communicator and teacher, Eoin Murphy, are delighted to present this exciting new toolkit aimed at Transition Year Students interested in developing their science, and broader communication skills and knowledge.
Science communication is a rapidly growing area. Over the past decade, the world has seen an explosion in the use of social media and other forms of digital communication which has made it easier than ever to access all sorts of scientific content. However, this growth has also been accompanied by the emergence of misinformation and fake news, often designed to cast doubt around evidence dating back decades and even centuries. Never before has there been such a need for those studying or working in STEM to share evidence-based science with the world.
This resource, created by Eoin Murphy with the support of British Council Ireland and fellow FameLab Ireland alumni, will:
- Introduce Transition Year students to the concept of science communication
- Give students the tools and confidence to develop core skills for effective science communication
- Help increase knowledge and engagement, as well as inspire passion for science and science communication
- Demonstrate to students the diversity offered within the science sector
Approach and Themes
The Science Communication Toolkit, comprising six units, is designed for both teachers and students. Activities have been created to allow for students to work independently but also in collaboration with each other and their teacher(s). It includes an abundance of reading, video and practical materials, allowing teachers to use it flexibly and to decide on an approach which suits them best. The resource covers six topics:
- Body language
- Audience participation
- Language tricks