In science communication there’s a call for more engagement-oriented approaches but at the ame time it seems science communicators are not ready (yet) to put them into practice. This mpirical qualitative evaluation of an engagement-oriented science communication course hows that science PhD students who voluntarily followed the course have a positive attitude owards engagement with the public but don’t act accordingly in their communication ehaviour. They see it as something more relevant for later in their careers. Based on the tudy’s findings, advice is given for improved teaching on engagement-oriented science ommunication.

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Mpowering science PhD students for engagement-oriented science communication

E. P. H. M Bakker   Freudenthal Institute for science and math - ematics education, Utrecht University

A. J. Waarlo   Freudenthal Institute for science and math - ematics education, Utrecht University

In science communication there’s a call for more engagement-oriented approaches but at the ame time it seems science communicators are not ready (yet) to put them into practice. This mpirical qualitative evaluation of an engagement-oriented science communication course hows that science PhD students who voluntarily followed the course have a positive attitude owards engagement with the public but don’t act accordingly in their communication ehaviour. They see it as something more relevant for later in their careers. Based on the tudy’s findings, advice is given for improved teaching on engagement-oriented science ommunication.

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