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Post-truth science communication

Anti-vaxxers, flat earthers and other science sceptic groupings are symptoms of the post-truth era we are experiencing as a global society. Unfortunately, authoritative stances towards such scepticism have been proven counterproductive. In this workshop, we will discuss post-truth science communication; that is, science communication that addresses the legitimate concerns of sceptics and identifies common ground on which to make new and less sceptical meanings of science and its role in addressing the many wicked problems we face. We will engage participants in experiencing the dilemmas and conflicts of encounters between science sceptics and scientific authority figures, respectively, and co-construct workable ideas or models for constructive encounters. We will conclude by contextualising participants' experiences in terms of science communication theory and practice.

This session is part of the Misinformation and trust in science conference track.

Facilitator

Marianne Achiam
Associate professor
Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Denmark

Session speakers

Postdoc
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Denmark
Sabrina will lead the workshop, and facilitate the experience and the co-construction process
Professor of science and environmental education
London
United Kingdom
Justin will discuss and contextualise participants' experiences with post-truth science communication
Resarcher and science communicator
National Institute of Public Communication of Science and Technology
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
Luisa will discuss and contextualise participants' experiences with post-truth science communication
Director of Scientific Mediation and Education
Paris
France
Antonio will discuss and contextualise participants' experiences with post-truth science communication