Thursday, March 17, 2022

START ‘Meet the Scientist’ - Doctor Prof Alistair Nichol

Schools Teaching Awareness of Randomised Trials (START). Can understanding trials really be child’s play?

The Need For Critical Thinking Among Children Is Now!
Everyday children are faced with health claims, some reliable and some not so reliable, but how do we help children see the “fake news” from the credible information? How do we teach our children to develop a critical eye when it comes to all of the information they encounter every day. The pandemic of 2020 has taught us all about the need to be critical when we read about health claims, and that we need to explore where claims are coming from.
We think we have the answer to helping children learn about this process… and its a lot of fun!