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Science communication and expertise

Weinel, Martin and Priaulx, Nicolette 2014. Science communication and expertise. Presented at: Fourth Iowa State University Summer Symposium on Science Communication: Normative Aspects of Science Communication, Aimes, Iowa, 5-7 June 2014.

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Abstract

We argue that "Sociological Discrimination" (SD) constitutes a critical skill-set for science comprehension and the development of metacognitive knowledge. Seeking to provide a strong theoretical underpinning for this, and lending support to Priest's (2013) argument in favour of "scientific literacy" we discuss the theory of expertise (Collins and Evans, 2007) in greater detail to illustrate why a focus on SD skills rather than substantive science is important as part of a fruitful SciComms strategy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Law
Centre for the Study of Knowledge Expertise and Science (KES)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:38
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/63033

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