Effective risk communication should help people combine instinct with evidence to make informed health choices. To what extent do our everyday social interactions shape our individual intuitions and trust in evidence? The adult literacy classroom represents an ideal social context for examining how social interactions and relationships influence risk perception in low-skilled adults. Classrooms provide learners with opportunities to ask questions, admit confusion, share stories, and collaboratively problem-solve. This session describes a promising pedagogy of risk perception that builds on what learners know (e.g., statistics, visual data, screening recommendations) and what they feel (what feels plausible versus unlikely).
This year the breakout sessions are categorized by content domains established by the Job Analysis Task Force to describe competencies of a Health Literacy Specialist.
*This is an Education domain course.