Webinar: AI in science communication teaching – pedagogies, conundrums and ethics

Webinar date: 4 September 2024 | 15:00 to 16:00 CEST

From writing science news stories, to visualising data, and making RTV productions, generative AI is transforming science communication practice. This transformation is raising questions about the skills we need to teach for our students to thrive in the world of generative AI and creating challenges in how we assess them. In this webinar, organised by the PCST Teaching Forum, we will reflect on these issues and consider how science communication teaching needs to adapt with the advent of powerful tools such as ChatGPT and how our assessments need to change to ensure they remain effective.

This webinar will be the second in the series. The first looked at how AI is used in science communication practice, and reflected on the skills we need to teach science communication students in order for them to be competitive in the job market. This second webinar will look more closely at science communication pedagogy in the context of generative AI, guidelines for training, ethics and gender issues.


Chair: Melanie Smallman, University College London
Hosts: Frans van Dam, Utrecht University and Andy Ridgway, University of the West of England

Chair Melanie Smallman

Experiences of working with AI in a science communication teaching and research environment
Dominque Brossard, Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

Pitfalls and problems (particularly relating to gender) with generative AI
Giuliana Rubbia and Gloria Bordogna, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Milano, Italy

What is required from training? Reporting on a participatory approach to develop guidelines for training
Núria Saladié and Gema Revuelta, Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain

General discussion with audience

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