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Paul Grobstein's picture

science literacy, and how to achieve it

Interesting connection between this conversation and our earlier ones on The science of science education and The science of science education, con.  I like a lot the idea that there should be a class on communicating with non-scientists or, even better, that the skills of communicating with non-scientists should be a component of all classes.  That might, though, require starting with the premise that all science is tentative, rather than definitive, that there is value in this posture, and that not everyone needs to "believe" in the current scientific story (even about evolution?). For some more along these lines, see


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