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Learning how to debunk climate change myths during teacher education

Dec 15, 2021, 5:00 PM
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Presentations in Wroclaw 9. Initial teacher education, teacher professional development and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Parallel 8 - Wroclaw/Guayaquil


Thomas Schubatzky (University of Graz)


In the “post-truth” era, where misinformation and fake news are increasingly present and young people rely on social media as information sources, teaching students strategies to identify such online misinformation becomes pivotal. However, in order to support students, teachers need to be professionalized to teach such strategies. Hence, we developed a learning environment for physics pre-service teachers where they are supported to learn how to spot and debunk misinformation and myths about climate change. There, they are practicing a specific technique called prebunking in order to pre-emptively inoculate their future students against online misinformation regarding socially controversial topics.

Primary author

Thomas Schubatzky (University of Graz)


Prof. Claudia Haagen-Schützenhöfer (University of Graz)

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