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Can Storytelling be a Hazard in SciComm?

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No one would dispute that stories are crucial for learning, helping your audience integrate new facts into their existing body of knowledge or into their culture’s broader narratives. But to create a gripping story that is coherent and memorable, you know you’ll need to make some trade-offs.

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Meaningful feedback is essential for successful adaptive learning

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To boost human learning, AI must learn from humans. An editorial for the edtech company Taskbase.

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Why communicating science is more than just “translating”

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Why science outreach and communicating scientific insights is so much more than merely presenting complex findings in a manner that is accessible to a lay audience.

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Animated explainer videos

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Conceptualizing and co-creating a series of ten animated explanatory videos for the Jacobs Foundation's blog BOLD, in collaboration with researchers and creative partners.

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BOLD, Blog on Learning and Development

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Selected blog posts and interviews on the Jacobs Foundation's blog BOLD, which I conceptualized and headed as editor-in-chief from 2016 to 2020.

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Science communication is no picnic

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A number of developments call for science communicators who are not only equipped to communicate scientific findings in a coherent way and without oversimplifying, but who also know how to get the attention of their target groups, and who have a broad understanding of global and local backgrounds.

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Pitfalls along the path of communicating science to a lay audience

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Researchers may worry about several things before a collaboration starts. Are these concerns well-founded?

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The mantras of a science communicator

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Science communication is ideally done in a team, and as the person commissioned with this task, I have often found myself caught between two worlds.

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