Science communication is a term used in the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for communication that is aimed at improving student learning.
It encompasses all aspects of science and engineering.
It is an element of science, the science of ideas, the study of scientific issues.
It is the way students learn, communicate and work.
It requires a minimum of 10 hours of practical science practice per week and is subject to a range of requirements.
The Irish Times spoke to a number of science communication specialists in order to understand how science communication is improving across the country.
A number of different factors contribute to this, such as the way science communication practices are organised, the ability of schools to meet the needs of science teachers, the amount of support teachers receive from the Government and the availability of free, practical science practices.
A good science communication approach is a good way to improve students’ communication skills A science communication teacher who has been recognised for their skills, competence and work as a science communicator Source: RTE source The Science of the Future by Michael Coughlan, published by Macmillan.
This article first appeared in The Irish Examiner.