Workshop: Current Challenges for International Large-Scale Studies of Achievement

Workshop organised by the ALLEA Science Education Working Group in cooperation with the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine

Disinformation and the manipulation of reality

This session will explore the ethical dilemmas around disinformation and the use of narratives and emotions in manipulating reality. An increasingly influential stream of research demonstrates the integration of cognition and emotion in political decision-making. Political cognition is emotionally shaped. The role of narratives in shaping people’s minds has become an important area of research and debate, in particular in recent years when entire societies have made choices that seem “rationally” counterintuitive.

Research assessments that promote scholarly progress and reinforce the contract with society