Reflective Practice (NL)

How does one have an open dialogue with your audience?

Do you have experience with science communication and would you like to learn how to openly discuss your research with your audience? Then follow the workshop ‘Reflective practice’ for PhD- students and postdocs organized by Samenweten and the Athena Institute (VU, Amsterdam).

In this workshop you will experience what you can encounter when you start a conversation with your fellow citizens. How can you deal with different views and emotions about your research? How do you lead a dialogue, where the audience and you both have an equal input? In order to be able to conduct such a dialogue openly, it is important that we become aware of various assumptions and how they can influence the conversation.

During this interactive workshop we train role-play with actors, among others, and we do exercises in small groups, to reflect on the views of ourselves and of others. The workshop consists of two sessions of 2 hours each. In the days in between, you will start reflecting on your own assumptions. In this way you will learn how to exchange knowledge and experiences about your research with varied audiences!

The next workshop Reflective Practice will be in April 2022. Are you interested? Send us an e-mail, so we will inform you once you can register. 

Meeting Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University

Karlien Strijbosch: ‘The workshop on science communication in collaboration with Samenweten was an inspiring and refreshing end to an intensive conference day. The actor held up a mirror to us as researchers by playing out different situations and reactions. Thanks again for the great cooperation!

Training ‘A word about tomorrow’, lustrum 2021 Utrecht University for the Utrecht Research Agenda

Maaike van Ittersum: ‘The whole workshop was a success, but I found the part with the actors in particular very instructive: being able to stop mid-way during a conversation and reflect on its course was very useful. It helped me realize how to better orchestrate these conversations in real life.’