(Seminars, Frontal teaching)

  • Language: ENGLISH, ITALIAN
  • Enrollment: 23-08-2022to hour 12:00 on
  • Subject area: Soft skill, personal and career development
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communication and presentation skills, science, scientific dissemination
Communication and presentation skills, Science, Social

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Note that this course is available only in Italian.

The Course: The secret of good scientific dissemination lies in the ability to ignite a spark capable of stimulating the curiosity of the listener. Those who do research, however, are rarely able to put themselves on the wavelength of a layman and do notend up talking as they would with colleagues or students who follow the courses ... Inorder to be understood by the housewife and the employee, but also by the economist or the politician, it is necessary to develop a different way of communicating. You have to learn a series of techniques related to information processing, the functioning of the human mind, public speaking, storytelling, non-verbal communication... all things that are not normally taught in university courses.The aim of this course, therefore, will be to provide participants with a box of creative and reasoning tools essential to transform their ability to express themselves and, above all, to be understood. The course includes moments of putting into practice what you learn.

Teacher: Massimo Polidoro

  • Communicating science: a creative challenge
  • How the mind works (and how it receives messages)
  • The rules of effective communication
  • The importance of stories
  • How to make disclosure in the time of social media
  • The sixth meeting is dedicated to the evaluation of the creative communication projects that students will have carried out during the weeks of the course.


dal October 2022 a November 2022


26 ottobre
2, 9, 16, 23 e 30 novembre
Sempre dalle 17:15 alle 19:15


About the teacher: Massimo Polidoro, one of the most famous contemporary scientific popularizers, has had the opportunity to effectively explore many areas of communication. As a writer he has published almost 60 books (among the latest "Geniale", "Pensa come un* scienziat*", "Il mondo sottosopra" and "Leonardo.  Genio ribelle"), translated into over 10 languages, and more than a thousand popular articles, on Italian newspapers such as "Focus", and international. As a lecturer he has taught Scientific Method and Psychology of the Unusual at the University of Milan-Bicocca, Scientific Communication to PhD students of the University of Padua and regularly holds seminars, workshops and laboratories at various Italian, European and US universities. On television he has been the author and host of numerous successful programs, and for many years he has been alongside Piero Angela on "Superquark" with a column in which he dismantles false mysteries and nonsense.  He has been writing and hosting podcasts for many years, such as "Ai confini", available on all platforms, and the series "This is science", "The proof", "Seveso" and "Conspiracies" on Audible.He has an intense activity on social media, with a following of about 500,000 followers, and on his YouTube channel he leads very popular series such as "Strange Stories", "A Study in Black", "The Room of Wonders" and "The Kennedy Case". He was one of the founders of CICAP, the Italian Committee for the Control of Claims on Pseudosciences, of which he is also Secretary, directs the CICAP Fest, a Festival now in its fifth edition and which gathers over 20,000 people in Padua, and is Research Fellow of the Center for Skeptical Inquiry in New York.

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