The course will be built around four major, inter-twined subjects:
- Science as a pillar of society: what is science literacy, why is it important for every citizen, for society and for humanity at large, how can it be accomplished: From literacy through expertise, professionalism and leadership in science, on personal and social levels, to our role as scientists in leading them.
- Communicating science: Different goals and different audiences require different science communication tools and practices: From articles and social networks through hybrid and online courses to creating and managing a science blog/vlog, science videos etc.
- Science as a major engine of social mobility and development – science as a legitimate hub of innovation, creativity and critical thinking; Science education for all as a tool for decision making and problem solving; the role science education has in Israel’s peripheries, sectors and sub-groups.
- Science as a leading tool for active social engagement: through case studies such as climate change, food security, health promotion and more, questions such as - what can I do, as a student today and in whatever awaits me in the future, will be addressed.