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More than 650 high school students in Catalonia explain the main lines of research in HIV prevention through 16 science communication videos

by: Xplore Health - Category: Other - May 18, 2017

More than 650 high school students in Catalonia explain the main lines of research in HIV prevention through 16 science communication videos
  • -     The videos have been produced during the exploration phase of the lines of research on HIV prevention that have been identified within the Co-Responsibility project, in which different societal actors collaborate to elaborate together a Research Agenda in HIV / AIDS Prevention that respond to their needs.

 

-     To produce these videos, students have interviewed several experts in the different lines of research, coming from public institutions and research centre.

 

Within the Co-Responsibility project, more than 650 high school students from 16 educational centres in Catalonia have produced different science communication videos covering the main lines of research on HIV and AIDS prevention. To make these materials, the students have counted with the collaboration of several experts in the different lines of research in the prevention field.

In previous phases of the project, students of each educational centre chose one of the 16 lines of research that had been previously identified by a group of experts. They studied a recommended bibliography on the topic in order to prepare a summary report and an informative video with the most outstanding and relevant points of the assigned line. The aim of these tasks was not only the thematic specialization of students and the creation of dissemination materials on the research lines on HIV prevention, but also the empowerment of the educational community in order to participate in the different phases of the deliberative process, which will be carried out with the different social actors interested in HIV prevention. Additionally, the high school students attended a workshop on Audiovisual Communication, thanks to the collaboration of masters’ students of the University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University, where they learned the basics of shooting and editing a science communication piece, as well as tools to interview an expert and to analyse educational resources.

Each educational centre has produced a video and a written report on one of the 16 lines of research identified. These materials are available (in Catalan) at the Co-Responsibility website and can be used by other educational centres and all societal stakeholders interested in learning about the current lines of research for HIV prevention, and in the discussion of which of them they consider to be priorities. In fact, the students participating in the Co-Responsibility project will present their conclusions during a conference that will take place during June at CosmoCaixa.

The Co-Responsibility project is developed under the coordination of the Living Lab for Health of IrsiCaixa, within the Xplore Health programme and with the support of the "la Caixa" Foundation and the European project EnRRICH. It is pioneer because it takes into account the opinion of secondary school students in a process of deliberation with different societal actors to influence the governance on HIV prevention research. In fact, Co-Responsibility is based in a previous collaborative project in which 1000 secondary school students in Catalonia determined that HIV/AIDS was the second health-related issue that concerned them most behind stress, depression and emotional well-being (which was addressed during the academic year 2015/2016 within the Sana Ment research project).

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