Best Practices in Teaching Science Communication

Consistent with its recognized commitment to pedagogical innovation, the University of British Columbia is evolving and improving approaches to teaching and learning in science communication. To disseminate recent ideas and advancements in this area, Writing Across the Curriculum+ (WAC+) will showcase the work of UBC faculty and students involved in teaching communication in science. This will be a dynamic event where participants cycle through a selection of six 20-minute roundtable presentations. A short overview of each presentation is available on the WAC+ website (linked here). Presentations may include descriptions and examples of teaching and learning tools related to communication (e.g. writing and editing assignments, student-based publications, oral presentations, podcasts, Wikis, and/or videos). Roundtable discussions may also describe approaches to scaffolding communication assignments or the design and validation of instruments used to measure student learning. Insights and reflections around design, development, integration, and implementation of tools used to teach communication in science may be shared.  In addition to highlighting a broad range of innovative teaching happening at UBC, this event will bring together UBC faculty and students with shared interests in teaching science communication and support the creation of a thriving community of practice.

Invited speakers include: Alice Campbell, Judy Chan, Vishakha Monga, François Jean, Dave Ng, Anthony Paré, Rosie Redfield, José Rodríguez Núñez, Andrew Santos, Amber Shaw, Sarah Woodward, and Robin Young.

The Writing Across the Curriculum+ (WAC+) Program is a TLEF-funded collaboration between the Science Centre for Learning and Teaching, the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication and the Department of Chemistry and is designed to support the teaching and learning of written, oral and other non-traditional forms of communication in the sciences.

Registration Required

At this time we require everyone – UBC affiliated or otherwise – to register for the CTLT events system. If you already have a CWL please sign in. However, if you do not have a campus-wide login, then please register for a BASIC cwl account (you will see basic as the bottom option on the 3rd screen).