The main target of the Science Explorers CoSTEP is 10 to 12 years old children (but our program alsotries to be educative for their parents). Our radio program aims to communicate science and technology to young children and their parents under stand ably and enjoyably.Together with teaching staffs , students in CoSTEP are making a 30 minutes radio program every week. Since making a radio program requires synthe sized skills , students learn to acquire ‘ information literacy ’ , which is consisted of various aspects of science and technology communication through its production. Practical communication skills are inevitable for public communicators in science and technology。

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Making communicator through the production of science radio

Kunihiko Kumamoto   Communicators in Science and Technology Education Program, Hokkaido University , Japan

The main target of the Science Explorers CoSTEP is 10 to 12 years old children (but our program alsotries to be educative for their parents). Our radio program aims to communicate science and technology to young children and their parents under stand ably and enjoyably.Together with teaching staffs , students in CoSTEP are making a 30 minutes radio program every week. Since making a radio program requires synthe sized skills , students learn to acquire ‘ information literacy ’ , which is consisted of various aspects of science and technology communication through its production. Practical communication skills are inevitable for public communicators in science and technology。

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