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Ce que vous allez apprendre

  • Learn how to think critically and understand the scientific method

  • Learn how to form well balanced and logical scientific arguments, read and design scientific research papers

  • Learn how to differentiate and discriminate science from pseudoscience, fake science and bad science

  • Become scientifically literate, and be able to critically evaluate information in the mainstream and social media, as well as every day life

Compétences que vous acquerrez

Media LiteracyExperimental DesignCommunicationScience LiteracyScience
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Niveau débutant

There are no prerequisite, but learners should enter the course with an open mind.

Approx. 23 heures pour terminer
Anglais

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Université de l'Alberta

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

Semaine
1

Semaine 1

3 heures pour terminer

Module 1: Introduction to Science

3 heures pour terminer
7 vidéos (Total 59 min), 10 lectures, 4 quiz
7 vidéos
A Difference of Opinion9 min
Heuristics13 min
Science isn't "Just a Theory"5 min
Traditional Knowledge: Part 19 min
Traditional Knowledge: Part 27 min
Traditional Knowledge: Part 39 min
10 lectures
Creating Convincing Arguments 10 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Empirical, anecdotal or logical10 min
Biases in Decision-Making10 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Types of Bias10 min
Science and Not Science15 min
Metaphysical Thought10 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Metaphysical 5 min
Accumulating Knowledge10 min
Suggested Reading 10 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Traditional and Scientific Knowledge 10 min
4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Empirical evidence 10 min
Preflection: Common Sense and Intuition5 min
Common sense and intuition10 min
End of Module 1 Quiz15 min
Semaine
2

Semaine 2

3 heures pour terminer

Module 2: Pseudoscience

3 heures pour terminer
3 vidéos (Total 17 min), 7 lectures, 10 quiz
3 vidéos
Fraud Science, Bad Science or Pseudoscience?4 min
Why do we fall for Pseudoscience?5 min
7 lectures
Drag and Drop Activity: Science vs Pseudoscience10 min
Watch and Reflect: Hallmarks of Pseudoscience10 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Hallmarks of Science vs Hallmarks of Pseudoscience 10 min
Logical Fallacies15 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Logical Fallacies 10 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Uncertainty Vs Logic 10 min
Carl Sagan: The Demon Haunted World 20 min
10 exercices pour s'entraîner
Preflection: Science or Pseuodoscience?5 min
Science or Pseuodoscience? Review5 min
Science, Fraudulent Science or Bad Science?5 min
Uncertainty 10 min
Uncertainty Review10 min
Video reflection: Skeptical or not? 5 min
The Demon-Haunted World: Reflection5 min
The Demon-Haunted World: Reflection II5 min
The Demon-Haunted World: Reflection III5 min
End of Module 2 Quiz15 min
Semaine
3

Semaine 3

7 heures pour terminer

Module 3: Critical Thinking

7 heures pour terminer
6 vidéos (Total 28 min), 19 lectures, 10 quiz
6 vidéos
Correlation is not Causation 4 min
Replicability in Evidence 4 min
The Strength of Evidence 4 min
Falsifiability4 min
Occam's Razor4 min
19 lectures
The Who, What, Why, When and How of Critical Thinking5 min
Thinking Critically about a Claim 10 min
Thinking Critically About a Claim 210 min
Revisiting terms about Correlation-Causation10 min
Article: Illusions of Causality 20 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Correlation, Not Causation 15 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Replicability15 min
The 3 Rs15 min
Why didn't the bird cross the road? 15 min
Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence 5 min
Watch and Reflect: How did our view of the Universe Change?10 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Claims Proportional to the Evidence 15 min
Ylang Ylang Evidence Review 30 min
Karl Popper10 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Falsifiability and Risky Predictions 10 min
Watch and Reflect: Falsifiability10 min
Onsite inspection of reputed UFO landing marks at Duhamel, Alberta 10 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Making Fewest Possible Assumptions10 min
Recommended listening and reflection35 min
10 exercices pour s'entraîner
Reflection: Critical Thinking or not? 2 min
Lesson Reflection10 min
Assessing Associations 15 min
Assessing Associations 25 min
Replicability15 min
Why didn't the bird cross the road? 10 min
Astronomy Video Reflection 2 min
Lesson Preflection: Falsifiability30 min
UFO or UF-NO?10 min
End of Module 3 Quiz 20 min
Semaine
4

Semaine 4

3 heures pour terminer

Module 4: Scientific Methods

3 heures pour terminer
4 vidéos (Total 23 min), 13 lectures, 1 quiz
4 vidéos
Research techniques and models6 min
Sampling4 min
Correlation5 min
13 lectures
What is in a Scientific Paper? 5 min
What Can Blind Fish Teach Us About Sleep?10 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Critical Thinking and the Scientific Method15 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Variables10 min
What is a hypothesis5 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Hypothesis testing 10 min
Research Design 110 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Population Sample15 min
Research Design 25 min
Research Design 310 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Surveys15 min
Research Design 410 min
Drag and Drop Activity: Research Design Case Study15 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
End of Module 4 Quiz 20 min

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