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Engaging with Others on Controversial Science is a six-module course providing research-based techniques to better communicate science. Topics include how science can become controversial; how people view science and technology; best practices for communicating science; and how to engage in discussions with those who feel differently on the topic. Readings and short videos convey key information in easily understood terms, based on the latest in science communication research.
This module will cover topics such as:
Beth Forbes is Director of Science Communication and a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication at Purdue University. In her role, she helps faculty, staff and students better communicate science information to the public. She is also part of the leadership team for Issues 360, a transformational learning experience in the College of Agriculture that helps students learn how to engage with the public on controversial science-based issues. Beth has a long career in communications including media relations and strategic communications.
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Starts: January 2022
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