How to argue better about the environment (or anything else)

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Learn how to argue better with this approach from a social psychologist, two ecologists and a cartoonist.

This quirky comic-style article would be great to introduce students to positive debate in STEM and so would work well across all sciences for years 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, as well as senior sciences.

Word Count: 1000 (approximately)

From climate change to armed conflict, our world is struggling with urgent global issues. But disagreements about how to solve them can spiral out of control.

The only way to resolve intractable conflicts is to overcome desire to talk to allies more often than opponents. Here, a social psychologist, two ecologists and a cartoonist explain the toolbox of communication we need to resolve difficult issues.

How to argue better

The Conversation

Jutta Beher, Spatial analyst in conservation and ecology, The University of Melbourne; Darren C Fisher, Lecturer- Animation, Swinburne University of Technology; Leonie Seabrook, Landscape Ecologist, The University of Queensland, and Winnifred Louis, Professor, Social Psychology, The University of Queensland

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Years: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Senior Sciences


Biological Sciences

Chemical Sciences

Earth and Space Sciences

Physical Sciences

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.