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Science literacy is the ability to understand basic key scientific concepts and processes and to use this knowledge to make more informed personal decisions and to better engage with society.
By developing your skills, you will be able to better:
Science literacy encompasses three dimensions of the information cycle: (source)
Source: Accelopment. (2021, March 25). Why science communication is an important skill for researchers. https://accelopment.com/blog/why-science-communication-is-an-important-skill-for-researchers
Science literacy is important for reducing belief in and spread of misinformation and disinformation found in the media that contradict established scientific findings.
Misinformation is the sharing of inaccurate and misleading information in an unintentional way.
Disinformation is the deliberate dissemination of false or inaccurate information.
Source: World Health Organization. (2020, April 27). FACT: Adding pepper to your
soup or other meals DOES NOT prevent or cure COVID-19. https://www.who.int/