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