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Friendly Skepticism: Protect Your Learners From Pseudoscience (Without Losing Friends)

When designing learning experiences, we often receive requests to include a story or a fact that's pseudoscientific or false. We want a learning culture of integrity, but we don't want to sour our business relationships when disproving pseudoscience. Join this session to learn practices to debunk pseudoscience without antagonizing co-workers.

  • Address and debunk pseudoscience topics with subject matter experts in a diplomatic manner.
  • Recognize the signs of pseudoscience when it's mentioned.
  • Understand why some individuals will prefer pseudoscience even after it's disproven.

Speaker: Abigail Cooke, Self-employed

Track: Learning Sciences

Presentation Type: New ATD Speaker