This session explores the latest evidence on how the public builds its understanding of science. We explore where the blocks are structurally and psychologically to a more constructive engagement between scientific consensus and what is often referred to as, the general public. The panel will feature university heads, journalism activists, cognitive scientists, and we’ll also hear from BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions ahead of the launch of a series on the science of sustainability they have produced for the ISC.
The session was hosted by the International Science Council to mark the World Science Day for Peace and Development.
- Report: Opening the record of science: making scholarly publishing work for science in the digital era
- Occasional paper: Public perceptions and understandings of science
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This iSC project aims to increase awareness amongst wider publics, policymakers and decision-makers of science as a global public good.