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Promoting students’ key competences for making evidence-based decisions on controversial socio-scientific issues (EVIDENCE)

Research project The frequent incidence of pseudo-scientific information, conspiracy theories, and “alternative” facts in media is a new reality. Unfortunately, many teachers lack skills to tackle socially acute science related issues susceptible to controversies. The main aim of this project is to develop and test a teaching methodology and teaching-learning materials, that will contribute to students’ key competences for addressing socially acute science related issues.

The project aims to develop a teaching methodology and teaching-learning materials, that will contribute to students’ key competences for addressing socially acute science related issues. Also, by this approach it is hoped to make science learning more motivating and personally meaningful for diverse groups of students.

Local Coordinator

Oleg Popov
Associate professor
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Project overview

Project period:

2020-12-01 2023-06-30

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Department of Science and Mathematics Education

Research area

Educational sciences

Project description

Teaching complex problems and the development of students’ analytical competences require more knowledge and skills from teachers than has been “normally” needed for teaching a single subject. The project aims to develop a teaching methodology and teaching-learning materials, that will contribute to students’ key competences for addressing socially acute science related issues. Also, by this approach it is hoped to make science learning more motivating and personally meaningful for diverse groups of students. The development of learning materials (6 modules, each addressing a separate controversial issue) will include elements of design-research methodology and undergo recurrent evaluation. The finished product will be available at https://sisu.ut.ee/evidence

More information can be found at https://sisu.ut.ee/evidence