Course content will be comprised of 3 days of intensive classes consisting of lectures and seminars. Students will learn how information is exchanged between academic researchers and broader society, and also discuss how this exchange can be conducted more effectively.
January 11th to 13th, 2020
Seminar Room 1, National Institute for Basic Biology
(Nishigonaka 38, Myodaiji, Okazaki 444-8585 Aichi, Japan)
Tomoko Kurata (Department of Basic Biology, SOKENDAI)
Satoshi Mayama (The Center for Educational Development, SOKENDAI)
Hitoshi Yamaoka (Department of Astronomical Science, SOKENDAI)
Mariko Takahashi (The Asahi Shimbun Company)
Izumi Taichi (WAC Inc.)
David Hajime Kornhauser (Office of Global Communications, Kyoto Univ.)
Yohei Morita (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University)
Students should be able to:
・Understand the relationship between academic research and broader society.
・Explain their research to the general public, as well as other researchers from different research fields, in an easily understandable manner.
・Interact with Japanese scientific journalists and deepen the understanding of their work.
Japanese and English
Lecture activities (45%)
13:20-14:50 Lecture 1: Outline of Science Communication (Satoshi Mayama)
15:00-16:30 Lecture 2: Science Communication in the Field of Astrology (Hitoshi Yamaok)
16:40-18:10 Lecture 3: How Scientific Research Enters the News Media Cycle (Tomoko Kurata)
19:00- Networking Event (dinner) 1000yen
09:00-10:30 Lecture 4: Public Relations Regarding Basic Science by (Yohei Morita)
10:40-12:10 Lecture 5: Global Science Communication (David Hajime Kornhauser)
Lunch: 500yen (a lunch box if you need)
13:20-14:50 Lecture 6: How to Make Scientific Documentaries (Izumi Taichi)
15:00-16:30 Lecture 7: Establishing Constructive Relationships Between the Scientific Community and the Media (Mariko Takahashi)
16:40-18:10 Seminar 1: Writing Methodology (90 mins)
19:00- Networking Event (dinner) 1000yen
09:00-10:30 Seminar 2: Creating Sentences to Introduce your Research to the General Public (Joint Assessment Segment) (90 mins)
10:40-12:10 Seminar 3: Creating Sentences to Introduce Your Research to the General Public (Completion Segment) (90 mins)
This class will be held as a 3-day intensive course consisting of lectures and seminars. Students who will be attending from outside the Okazaki area will be able to stay at Mishima Lodge (accommodation facilities owned by NINS). Single room A, 2600yen per night.
Please e-mail the following application documents to: r7139(at)orion.ac.jp
Graduate Student Affairs Section, Okazaki Administration Center, NINS
* Sokendai student requires the signature or seal of your supervisor. Please scan it and send it by e-mail. And please submit the original when attending the lecture.
[FORM2]/ Account Transfer Request Form (students using Travel Expense for SOKENDAI regular students only)
December 25th, 2019
SOKENDAI Regular students (except those currently on leave of absence).
Travel expense payment (transportation expenses and accommodation expenses) amount: Limited to a maximum of 50,000 yen per course.
Meal expenses during the course are excluded from travel expense support and are the responsibility of the individual student.
After confirming that you have participated in the entire schedule after the class, we will transfer the travel expenses to the financial institution account that you entered in the "Account Transfer Request Form" (Form 2). We ask you to make a temporary payment. Accommodation fee and dinner fee and lunch fee will be collected on the first day of the lecture.
When the distance from the location affiliated with the department to the course location exceeds 100 km one-way via JR train, the amount to be paid will be calculated based on the regular train fare with the student discount applied. Please submit the request for a certificate of qualification for a student discount to the Administration Office at each research institution for your department in advance.
Info regarding the lecture:
Tomoko Kurata, Department of Basic Biology, SOKENDAI
Satoshi Mayama,The Center for Educational Development, SOKENDAI
About student travel expense:
Academic Affairs Section,Academic and Student Affairs Section
Tel:046-858-1647 ／ E-mail：gshien(at)ml.soken.ac.jp
Shonan Village, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0193 Japan SOKENDAI
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