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On this page, you will find resources related to ideas and themes outlined in the report.

Tackling Scientific Misinformation in Science Education

This paper discusses the nature of scientific misinformation and how existing science education standards can better support instruction about misinformation. The authors suggest that new instructional materials will be needed to do so and argue that forming an Alliance for Scientific Media Literacy Education is both appropriate and timely.

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Calling Bullshit: Data Reasoning in a Digital World

Calling Bullshit is a course designed to teach students how to think critically about the data and models that constitute evidence in the social and natural sciences. They've also released a book entitled Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-driven World.

https://www.callingbullshit.org/ 

Civic Online Reasoning 

The Civic Online Reasoning (COR) curriculum provides free lessons and assessments that help teach students to evaluate online information that affects them, their communities, and the world.

https://cor.stanford.edu/

Resisting Scientific Misinformation

In conjunction with WGBH’s NOVA, Drs. Andy Zucker and Penny Noyce created a one-week unit for grades 6-12 called “Resisting Scientific Misinformation,” available for download on the website linked below.

https://tumblehomebooks.org/services/resisting-scientific-misinformation/ 

Revising Science Education Standards

New national or state science education standards will be negotiated by relevant stakeholders. Although any initial proposal might change significantly, one starting point published by several science educators who have studied the situation for years can be found on the website below. 

https://improvethengss.org/2022/04/22/revising-the-ngss/

Sense & Sensibility & Science

Sense & Sensibility & Science is a course designed to help individuals and communities make decisions and avoid errors in their thinking using approaches that have been given to us by scientific methodologies.

https://sensesensibilityscience.berkeley.edu/  

FactBarEDU 

Since 2017, Faktabaari, a Finnish fact checking website, has focused on developing a digital media and information literacy project building on fact-checking with voter literacy campaigns and development of information literacy.

https://faktabaari.fi/edu/

 

Reinventing Scientific Literacy: NGSS 2.0?

This paper is one of several outcomes of an invited conference held at Stanford University from February 3-4, 2023, to discuss the strengths of, and contemporary challenges for, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It summarises the points made by one or more of the participants of a diverse range of major stakeholders in U.S science education.

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A Policy Brief 

This paper is another outcome of the conference held at Stanford University from February 3-4, 2023 to discuss the strengths and issues that need addressing in future standards. The paper offers recommendations for the short term and long term.

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This paper is another outcome of the conference held at Stanford in February 2023.  It provides an extended rationale for the arguments presented in the policy brief “Current Science Education Standards: The Good, the Bad, and the Missing” downloadable above.  The paper considers the issues that need to be considered by any country or organization thinking of revising their science standards drawing on our experience ofNGSS and the experience of the lead author in developing the PISA 2025 framework for science education.

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This is an article giving the arguments for “Why Trust Science”. It is written by:

  • Bruce Alberts who was editor-in-chief of Science from 2008-13 and President of the U.S. National Academies of Science from 1993 to 2005.
  • Karen Hopkin – a co-author of the textbook Essential Cell Biology and a science writer; and
  • Keith Roberts – emeritus professor at the University of East Anglia and co-author of the textbook Molecular Biology of the Cell.

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Well-designed curriculum materials for K-12 science education can help students become better able to find trustworthy scientific misinformation and resist harmful misinformation. This paper identifies six useful instructional approaches, reasons for using each one, and illustrative examples.

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