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SCC 2012 Positively Uncertain (Robin Hoyle)


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SCC 2012 Positively Uncertain (Robin Hoyle)

  1. 1. Positively Uncertain Dr Robin Hoyle Director of Science Glasgow Science Centre Science Communication Conference 14 May 2012
  2. 2. What is uncertainty?A state of having limited knowledge where it isimpossible to exactly describe the futureoutcome(s)Risk: A subset of uncertainty where somepossible outcomes have an undesired effect
  3. 3. What do we believe?“A nation whose citizens are interested in, and understand,science and technology is more prosperous, moresuccessful and has a brighter future ahead of it.Glasgow Science Centre is committed to playing a full, longterm role in ensuring that we develop a scientifically literatesociety in which all have the opportunity to engage andparticipate.”
  4. 4. What does this mean?“An evolving combination of the science-relatedattitudes, skills, and knowledge needed todevelop inquiry, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities, to become lifelong learners,and to maintain a sense of wonder about theworld around them.” Practical Civic CulturalMotivations Motivations Motivations
  5. 5. What does this mean?Scientific AwarenessObservational awarenessCausal awarenessAwareness of relationshipAwareness of modelsCategorical awareness Capacities for CfE Successful Learner Confident Individual Responsible Citizen Effective Contributor
  6. 6. Be Creative, Be Innovative
  7. 7. Science in the Dock
  8. 8. Meet the Expert
  9. 9. Sexually Transmitted Diseases