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Title:
Curiosity; Complexity; and Science Communication
Author:
Ilan Chabay: Göteborg Univ., Sweden
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Year:
2007
Conference:
The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007
Issue:
021
Article no.:
004
Publication type:
Abstract and Video
Published:
2008-06-13
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Science underlies many of the most complex and critical issues facing humanity. Yet; without understanding the nature of science as a way of thinking; as well the core content of science; people are ill-prepared to respond thoughtfully to the challenges we all face as individuals and as societies. We are presented with a barrage of information; but most people have too few tools at their command to identify relevant information and rationally assess complex issues.

How do we create opportunities for personal experiences with scientific thinking? How can we stimulate curiosity and use it to change the way people frame ideas and think about them? How can we engage people in thinking about complex ideas without resorting to oversimplification?

I will propose and discuss answers to these questions. I will illustrate my points with notes from two current studies I am conducting with my colleagues. One is a look at approaches to engaging people in diverse communities in actions supporting global sustainability. The second is based on preliminary results from our study of communication between fishermen; environmental groups; and scientists in the Baltic Sea region.

The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Author:
Ilan Chabay
Title:
Curiosity; Complexity; and Science Communication
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The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Author:
Ilan Chabay
Title:
Curiosity; Complexity; and Science Communication
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