Bi2800 Popularization and communication of science and research in practice

Faculty of Science
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 1 for the colloquium). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
RNDr. Pavel Lízal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zuzana Vitková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Pavel Lízal, Ph.D.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: RNDr. Pavel Lízal, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 12:00–12:50 B11/333, Mon 13:00–13:50 B11/333
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Zájem o popularizaci vědy a výzkumu.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 23 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/23, only registered: 0/23, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/23
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim is not only to introduce students to the basic and general rules for projects of science popularization and development, but also enable them to directly apply the acquired knowledge and coaching in practice.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- to lecture about their results and the general public, while at the same time engaging and excitement for their research
- write popularization text, create a popularization video or other activity
- to prepare any activity of popularization character
  • 1) introduction to problems, principles of general communication
  • 2) Incorporating popularization into science communication
  • 3) the need to popularize, the history of science popularization
  • 4) popularization in the Czech Republic and in the world
  • 5) financing popularization projects
  • 6) popularization of natural vs. social sciences, basic principles of popularization
  • 7) practical part (usable programs and applications, acquaintance with specific existing projects, use of multimedia)
  • ROSŮLEK, Přemysl a Karen BULTITUDE. Science communication se zřetelem na sociálně-vědní témata. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2011. 184 s. ISBN 9788026100652
  • JUCAN, Mihaela Sabina a Cornel Nicolae JUCAN. The Power of Science Communication. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 149 (2014), s. 461-466.
  • HRONCOVÁ, Alexandra et al. Komunikace vědy: Metodika vypracovaná v rámci Individuálního projektu národního "Podpora technických a přírodovědných oborů" expertním týmem klíčové aktivity "Komunikace vědy". MŠMT, 2012
  • FISCHHOFF, Baruch a Dietram A. SCHEUFELE (eds.). The Science of Science Communication. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 2013. s. 14031-14109. ISBN 9780309292009
  • CARRADA, Giovanni. Communicating science - A scientist's survival kit. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2006. 76 s. ISBN 9279019473.
  • BUCCHI, Massimiano a Brian TRENCH (eds.). Routledge handbook of public communication of science and technology. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2008. xiii, 263 s. Routledge international handbooks. ISBN 9780203928240
  • POKORNÁ, Dana a Kateřina IVANOVÁ. Komunikace ve vědě a výzkumu. Olomouc: Moravská vysoká škola Olomouc, 2010. 61 s. ISBN 9788087240359.
Teaching methods
Lectures with ppt presentation, exercises, individual work
Assessment methods
The successful completion of the subject is a condition of submitting 2 assigned tasks and 80% attendance at the exercises.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět se doporučuje zapsat v 2. nebo 4. semestru.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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