Science popularization

Course Description

The objective of the course is to acquire the knowledge and skills of communicating scientific topics to non-professional audience. The course covers techniques of creating workshops, lectures and exhibitions on scientific topic to pupils and non-professional audience.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Gain the ability to apply gained knowledge and understanding in the analysis of information technology and computing products, processes, and methods
  2. Adapt topics on science and technology for broad audience
  3. Gain the ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems by applying engineering principles and techniques
  4. The ability to detect and apply relevant analytic, modelling, and programming methods
  5. The ability to recognize the need for further learning, and the ability to engage in independent, life-long learning
  6. Learn to select and apply appropriate scientific principles, mathematical and computer based methods for analyzing general information technology systems and to solve engineering problems

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Attendance record (classes, demos, practical training).

Acquisition of Skills

). Students create and execute a popular science lecture or a workshop.

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introductory lecture and basics of workshop organisation
  2. Introduction to methodics of science teaching
  3. Methods for enhancing engineering oriented thinking
  4. Robotics workshops – LEGO Mindstorms EV3
  5. Programming workshops – block programming
  6. Mathematics workshops
  7. Robotics workshops – Arduino and microcontrollers
  8. Programming workshops – programming without computer
  9. Methodics of lifelong learning
  10. Project – creating a workshop
  11. Project – creating a workshop
  12. Executing a workshop
  13. Creating a popular science lecture
  14. Exam
  15. Exam

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
[FER2-HR] Computer Engineering - module
Skills (5. semester)
[FER2-HR] Computer Science - module
Skills (5. semester)
[FER2-HR] Computing - study
Skills (3. semester)
[FER2-HR] Control Engineering and Automation - module
Skills (5. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - study
Skills (3. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electrical Power Engineering - module
Skills (5. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electronic and Computer Engineering - module
Skills (5. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electronics - module
Skills (5. semester)
[FER2-HR] Information Processing - module
Skills (5. semester)
[FER2-HR] Software Engineering and Information Systems - module
Skills (5. semester)
[FER2-HR] Telecommunication and Informatics - module
Skills (5. semester)
[FER2-HR] Wireless Technologies - module
Skills (5. semester)
University graduate
[FER3-HR] Computing - study
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
[FER3-HR] Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - study
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
[FER3-HR] Information and Communication Technology - study
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
[FER2-HR] Computer Engineering - profile
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
[FER2-HR] Computer Science - profile
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
[FER2-HR] Control Engineering and Automation - profile
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electrical Engineering Systems and Technologies - profile
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electrical Power Engineering - profile
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electronic and Computer Engineering - profile
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electronics - profile
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
[FER2-HR] Information Processing - profile
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
[FER2-HR] Software Engineering and Information Systems - profile
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
[FER2-HR] Telecommunication and Informatics - profile
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)
[FER2-HR] Wireless Technologies - profile
Skills (1. semester) (3. semester)

Literature

Kee, D. (2013.), Classroom activities for the busy teacher: EV3., CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Zenzerović, P. (2016.), Arduino kroz jednostavne primjere., Hrvatska zajednica tehničke kulture

For students

General

ID 174789
  Winter semester
3 ECTS
L0 English Level
L1 e-Learning
15 Lectures
0 Seminar
30 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

0 Acceptable