015.148 Communicating Science
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VU, 3.0h, 4.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to conceive captivating scientific presentations in an efficient way and perform them in front of lay audiences - focussing on suspense curve and interaction and coping with nervousness.

Subject of course

- Simplify without loosing the main point - Know your audience - Handling anxiety and nerves - Preparation process for a talk - Powerpoint: DO's und DONT's - Stage appearance, body language, breathing (with video feedback) - How to connect to the audience - Interactivity - Live experiments - Unconventional science communication

Teaching methods

spontaneous excercises, detailled feedback, group activities, "field work:" science communication with children and teenagers

Mode of examination


Additional information

Anmeldepflicht mit Motivationsschreiben (siehe unten)!
Teilnehmerbeschränkung auf 18 Personen!



Course dates

Mon10:00 - 14:0009.03.2020Seminarraum 8 Block
Mon10:00 - 14:0020.04.2020 (LIVE)interaktiver Livestream
Mon10:00 - 14:0011.05.2020 (LIVE)interaktiver Livestraem
Mon10:00 - 14:0018.05.2020 (LIVE)interaktiver Livestream
Mon10:00 - 14:0008.06.2020 (LIVE)interaktiver Livestream
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

participation in (spontaneous) excercises, preparation + performance of different presentations, completing the field work

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
23.12.2019 00:00 13.02.2020 22:00

Registration modalities

Für Sommersemester 2020 ist die LVA bereits voll!
Im WS gibt's die nächste Chance...



Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 645 Data Science
TRS Transferable Skills


Dean, C.: Am I making myself clear? : a scientist's guide to talking to the public, Harvard University Press 2009


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