The authors devised a lecture series about the common principles making the core of Science Communication, irrespective of specialist disciplines. The aim of the initiative was to engage STEM students, curious about communication of science, into a mostly practical activity, evaluating their degree of satisfaction and the sustainability of the course schedule during the running semester. The course content was originally designed and advertised as an interactive living learning experience. It was then adapted last minute to remote teaching because of the Covid-19 semester, with a significant impact on both the actual interactions and the students’ satisfaction, with respect to expectations. Nonetheless, a follow-up analysis shows that 90% of students declared to have realized, in full or in part, their expected achievements. A high degree of global satisfaction (3.7/5) was acknowledged, despite 77% of students declared a Perceived Study Effort greater than expected. Final grades correlate positively with students Motivation, whereas they are not correlated with any specific Degree Course.

OUTCOME OF A PILOT COURSE IN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION HIGHLIGHTS THE RELEVANCE OF STUDENT MOTIVATION

M. Dabbicco
Investigation
;
F. Liuzzi
Supervision
;
S. Lucente
Supervision
2020

Abstract

The authors devised a lecture series about the common principles making the core of Science Communication, irrespective of specialist disciplines. The aim of the initiative was to engage STEM students, curious about communication of science, into a mostly practical activity, evaluating their degree of satisfaction and the sustainability of the course schedule during the running semester. The course content was originally designed and advertised as an interactive living learning experience. It was then adapted last minute to remote teaching because of the Covid-19 semester, with a significant impact on both the actual interactions and the students’ satisfaction, with respect to expectations. Nonetheless, a follow-up analysis shows that 90% of students declared to have realized, in full or in part, their expected achievements. A high degree of global satisfaction (3.7/5) was acknowledged, despite 77% of students declared a Perceived Study Effort greater than expected. Final grades correlate positively with students Motivation, whereas they are not correlated with any specific Degree Course.
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