Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HP220000 Subject Classification Courses from Other Faculty/Grad. School
Subject Name 科学コミュニケーション演習II
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Seminar on Science Communication II
タカハシ トオル,フクハラ コウイチ,ヨシダ ヒロアキ,キムラ シュンイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Inte
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture, discussion, planing/performing Science cafe. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Physics
Eligible Students All departments
Keywords Science cafe, planing, facilitation 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Science communicators consider it essential to effectively disseminate scientific knowledge to the public through events. The primary objective of this class is to equip students with the necessary skills and expertise to engage in science communication through the planning and execution of a science café. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The students collaborate in designing, organizing, and executing science cafes, with the aim of fostering their comprehension of scientific communication, project management, implementation, and teamwork. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction
lesson2 Planing a science cafe 1
lesson3 Planing a science cafe 2
lesson4 Planing a science cafe 2
lesson5 Design of the science cafe toward its realization 1
lesson6 Design of the science cafe toward its realization 2
lesson7 Design of the science cafe toward its realization 3
lesson8 Design of the science cafe toward its realization 4
lesson9 Preparation of the event 1
lesson10 Preparation of the event 2
lesson11 Performing the event 1
lesson12 Performing the event 2
lesson13 Performing the event 3
lesson14 Summary and discussion 1
lesson15 Summary and discussion 1 
No text book assigned. Handouts will be delivered if necessary. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Audio , video devices. Anything necessary to prepare/perform at the event. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lesson 1 Intducing purpose, plan and schedule of the class.
Lesson 2 ~4 Planning a science cafe, such as setting theme of the cafe, choosing  speaker, target. Contact candidates of the speaker.

Lesson 5~8, Fix more details of the event, date, place, public announcement, budget. List up materials/equipment.

Lesson 9~10  Preparation of the events. Try to collect anything  which may be necessary

Lesson 11~13 Performing the events. Be prepared for any sudden accident.

Lesson 14~15 Summary and discussion toward future events. 
Requirements Classes will be open mainly on Saturday. The place may be outside of the campus, such as Hiroshima city. The transportation fee is not reimbursed. 
Grading Method Report  2 times, 30% 3each
Activity in the class 40 % 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Chair of Public Outreach gourp of Adcanced Accelerator Association Promoting Science & Technology.
Students learn science communication and presentation skills based on the lecturer's experience in public outreach activities of fundamental science. 
Message Detail of the class schedule depends on actual plan of the science cafe  
Other This class is for the case that applicants for the Seminar on Science Communication I exceeded the class capacity.
Students should apply for the Seminar on Science Communication I. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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