Rules of thumb for asking questions
Asking questions helps people to cope better with the huge influx of scientific news. But how do you know if you are asking the right questions? Samenweten develops (in collaboration with Leiden University, the Origin Center and other parties) programs to stimulate people to ask more and better questions about science. These concern all kinds of questions: ‘why’-questions, questions about the evidence of scientific information and about the state of the scientific debate, ‘what does that mean’-questions, information-inquiries questions, ‘what if’-questions.
The first instructional materials and other tools for students and teachers are currently under development. If you are interested in adding a rules-of-thumb-module for asking questions to your public engagement activity, please contact us at email@example.com. We are happy to work with you on how we can stimulate your audience to ask new questions.