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Learning to debunk climate myths?

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Publication in Journal Education Sciences

The article „Debunking Climate Myths Is Easy—Is It Really? An Explorative Case Study with Pre-Service Physics Teachers” by Thomas Schubatzky (Universität Innsbruck) and Claudia Haagen-Schützenhöfer was published in the journalEducation Sciences”.

Climate change and its consequences are discussed on many levels throughout society. Students are confronted with a lot of information – and misinformation. Climate change is complex and teachers must support students to distinguish information from misinformation. One approach for this challenging task is based on the inoculation theory: Students are confronted with misinformation and learn to identify and debunk them. In this article the potential in preparing future teachers to teach controversial topics by this approach is discussed.

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