Goals

The main goal is for concerned students to develop the skill to:

  • communicate the knowledge of their chosen field orally and written, both in a scientific and a popular science context
  • use their knowledge to collaborate with others both within their own field and with others

The method with which this will be achieved is systematic training in communicative skills such as oral presentations, written assignments and group interaction. The training will be integrated into all courses in the programmes of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences.

Detailed goals

  1. The training will be relevant for the knowledge gained in the course.
  2. Students communicative skills will be improved throughout the whole of the education.
  3. Students ability to give and receive feedback will be improved throughout the whole of the education.
  4. Students ability to use self evaluation as a tool for delopment will be improved throughout the whole of the education.
  5. All students, regardless of initial communicative skills, will have the chance to develop their skills.
  6. All teachers and assistants acting as supervisors in communication training will, as much as possible, be offered courses before their first sessions.
  7. All supervisors will be given enough support to feel secure in the role of supervisors of communication training.
  8. All concerned teachers and assistents will be given information about the progress of DiaNa.
  9. DiaNa will be evaluated on a yearly basis.
  10. There will be a system for documentation that readily displays the students progress.
  11. There will be structure and rutines for creating and maintaining a high quality of the communications training. It shall be regarded as a natural part of the education.
  12. The Science Student Conference will be given yearly by the DiaNa coordinators.
  13. The DiaNa coordinators shall organize a meeting with the steering group each semester.
  14. The DiaNa coordinators shall have project group meetings on a regular basis (each month).
  15. The DiaNa coordinators shall organize meetings with the Future Group (2 students from each subject) when needed.