Early Learning Opportunities for Shaping a Scientifically Literate Society

On 14th of March, in conjunction with Science Education Day, Cliona Murphy was principal author of a statement that was published by ALLEA  – The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities.  The statement “Early Learning Opportunities for Shaping a Scientifically Literate Society”, drafted by  the ALLEA Working group in Science Education, provides examples of the benefits of expanding early science education curricula to include both Nature of Science (NoS) and Research Ethics pedagogies to teach how to, among other things:

  • Identify reliable scientific information from credible sources, thereby making students less vulnerable to science misinformation and disinformation.
  • Understand scientific methodologies and recognise that science evolves with new data and insights and that uncertainty is part of the process.
  • Navigate ethical questions that necessarily arise with new technologies and scientific progress

Read the full statement