General Knowledge Education

How Science Works

What do we know about science? Although we encounter scientific claims on a daily basis in the modern world, we rarely consider science itself as an object of study. This course remedies that. It explores deep questions about scientific knowledge and how science works. For instance: How does science develop reliable knowledge? When should scientists change their beliefs? And do they do so when they should? It draws on the philosophy, history, and sociology of science to give you the tools to think more critically about the science you encounter, offers intellectual conundrums to ponder—and it just might make you a better scientist.

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Created by Benjamin Keep
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Benjamin Keep is a learning scientist who studies science. He works with citizen science projects, education technology firms, and schools to structure novel learning experiences and is currently working on a book about scientific problem-solving. He has a PhD in learning sciences from Stanford University and a JD from Cornell Law School. You can follow his work at On Medium, he is @benjamin.keep.