An international group of scientists and educators, coordinated by Stanford University, has sought to reform science education by publishing a report entitled "Science Education in the Age of Misinformation". Faktabaari (FactBar) participated the group and hosted it's chair in Helsinki in December 2021. The final report seeks answers to questions such as:
- Why do students need the ability to evaluate scientific expertise and information?
- What evidence is there that young people struggle to evaluate information effectively?
- Why is it an urgent priority for scientists and science educators to develop students’ competency to evaluate information?
- What can be done by scientists and science educators to develop the competency to evaluate scientific information and expertise?
If you are interested in reflecting on how to evaluate a scientific claim, how to identify a reliable expert and what we could learn from fact-checkers, you should read this report.