A rubric for science communication courses

In the face of systematic public misinformation campaigns against science,  scientific institutions are fighting back by establishing science communication courses and workshops for scientists.  In addition, science enthusiasts, like Alan Alda, have established non profit organizations to help scientists learn the art of communication with a non-expert audience. Science advocacy organizations such as the American Association for Advancement of Science have established a dedicated resource to help scientists with public outreach and engagement with policy makers.  Many scientists have also gone rogue by taking advantage of blogging, podcasting and social media to learn the ropes of public outreach on their own, and some have been very successful in building a large engaged audience.

Science Communication Courses could use a good rubric

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How the Muslim world lost its science mojo, and lessons therein for saving modern science.

This article is a self-reflection on history and lessons therein for saving modern science.

Ibn Al Haytham- father of the scientific method
Ibn Al Haytham, a Muslim scholar who invented the scientific method. Image credit- 1001inventions.com

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