It is often difficult to find accurate information online, especially when it comes to science-based questions. This is amplified by the fact that scientific findings themselves are revisable or when they are the subject of debate within their respective fields. However, not being able to find concrete answers to scientific questions may lead the public to question and discount the general veracity of science.
Te Pūnaha Matatini invites you to a free lecture by Professor Rainer Bromme, Senior Professor for Educational Psychology, University of Münster, Germany, who will provide an overview of data collected from surveys in multiple countries on the public’s trust in science, and also discuss research on peoples’ capacities to make trust judgments.
In the best case scenario, such judgments are not based on gullible faith in ‘science’, but rather rest on informed trust. Such trust judgments are based on a general understanding of both sides of science as: a system of knowledge and methods for understanding the world and as a social institution for the production and distribution of such knowledge.
Event: The ingredients of informed trust: What citizens (need to) know for coping with science experts
Guest Speaker: Professor Rainer Bromme, Senior Professor for Educational Psychology, University of Münster, Germany
- Professor Shaun Hendy, Department of Physics, University of Auckland (MC)
- Associate Professor Nicola Gaston, Department of Physics, University of Auckland
- Dr Daniel Hikuroa, Senior Lecturer, Māori Studies, University of Auckland
- Dr Cate Macinnes-Ng, Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland
Location: Auckland Museum
Date & time: Wednesday 25th October from 6-8pm
Tickets are free but bookings are essential.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or register here to book tickets.