UAlberta launches free course on science literacy

October 22, 2020

The University of Alberta has launched a new course to help learners interpret scientific information and think critically about the difference between “sound scientific studies and pseudoscience”. The free online course will host guest lecturers, while allowing participants to learn at their own pace. “The purpose of this course is to teach people about the process of science and how it is used to acquire knowledge,” said course host Claire Scavuzzo, a researcher in UAlberta’s Department of Psychology. “By the end of the course, learners will be able to understand and use scientific evidence to challenge claims based on misinformation, and engage the process of science to ask questions to build their knowledge.” UAlberta (AB)