Creative Contexts & Practice
This module focuses on developing your professional skills as a reflective science communicator operating effectively in a digital environment. You will be guided to focus on developing creative habits and strategies to transfer ideas and skills into real world contexts through problem-based learning. You will be locate your work within a professional context and community of practice that has the potential to continue beyond the life of the course.
Lectures and seminars will cover:
- Developing Your Creative and Digital Practice as a Science Communicator:
- Situating Science in Society
- Science and the City
- Creative Digital Practice as a Research Methodology
- Working within and without the STEM community.
- Designing Your Digital Footprint: digital scholarship, open science, the rights of citizens in the digital age
- Burnett, B. & Evans, D. (2016). Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life. Chatto & Windus
- Barrett, E. and Barbara B. (2010). Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry. L.B. Tauris
- Kara, H. (2015). Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: a practical guide. Policy Press
- Illingworth, S. & Allen, G. (2016). Effective Science Communication: A Practical Guide to Surviving as a Scientist. Institute of Physics
- Perrault, S. (2013). Communicating Popular Science: From Deficit to Democracy, Basingstoke: Palgrave, Macmillan
- Smith, H. & Dean, R. (2009). Practice-led research, research-led practice in the creative arts Edinburgh University Press
- Hoffmann, J., Ivcevic, Z and Brackett, M (2016). Creativity in the Age of Technology: Measuring the Digital Creativity of Millennials - Creativity Research Journal.