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Transforming Science Education in an Age of Misinformation

Journal of College Science Teaching—January/February 2024

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Scientific misinformation has reached alarming proportions. Here, we summarize a new expert report, Science Education in an Age of Misinformation, that outlines what science education can do to address this problem and, given the urgency, must do. Importantly, we highlight the significance of teaching how the social practices of science contribute to its trustworthiness and how students should evaluate second-hand claims reported in the media or on the internet. We focus on the concepts of epistemic dependence on experts, competent outsiders, credibility, expertise, consensus, deceptive tactics, and science media literacy.

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