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Ludwik Fleck, Alfred Schutz, and Trust in Science: The Public Responsibility of Science Education in Challenging Times (2020)

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Ludwik Fleck and Alfred Schutz each wrote groundbreaking treatises in the 1930s that laid the foundation for their views on the role of science education in establishing trust in science. This essay examines how science education was for Fleck explicitly and for Schutz implicitly a crucial site for understanding the social dimensions of knowledge, for understanding how layers of knowledge are socially distributed among groups, and for conceptualizing how different cognitive groups, from experts to laypersons—communicate with one another in a democratic exchange of information. Their vision of the role of science education in establishing trust is particularly appropriate for addressing contemporary challenges to science and its results.

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Authors & Contributors
Gaskell, George
Eych, Toby Ten
Veltri, Giuseppe
Jackson, Jonathan
Massarani, Luisa
Allum, Nick
Journals
Public Understanding of Science
Science and Education
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Almagest
Science in Context
Publishers
Suhrkamp Verlag
The MIT Press
Routledge
Concepts
Public understanding of science
Public opinion
Science education and teaching
Science and politics
Science and society
Popularization
People
Fleck, Ludwik
Urban, Charles
Duncan, F. Martin
Dippold, Andreas
Laby, Thomas Howell
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century, late
21st century
19th century
20th century
Modern
Places
United States
Europe
Brazil
Canada
Chile
South America
Institutions
Eugenics Education Society
Aquarium Berlin
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