School librarian in a Swedish gymnasieskola (high school).
Can we predict
We can make a qualified guess by looking at our past.
Great nations rise and then fall
Cultural diversity has played a major part in the developement of human civilization throughout history.
of the future
Pythia - The Oracle of Delphi
Cassandra - The Cassandra syndrome
John Collier - Priestess of Delphi
Nostradamus by his son Cesar
Rasputin - Photo by unknown
Wilhelm Burger - Nornorna Urd, Verdandi och Skuld
Do you Believe it's possible to predict the future?
Since the 70's we're using the natural resources of one and a half planet.
Is our modern civilization doomed to collapse from an ecological perspective?
What can we do as a society?
What can we, as private Citizens, do?
What do you think is the most likely future downfall of our western civilization?
World War (nuclear/biological)
A slow deteriation of society is perhaps more likely?
How can we prepare for the future?
What does the scientific community say about the future of our society?
Let's do a search for some scientific papers together!
How do you source check scientific papers or articles? What is peer reviewed?
How do you read a scientific book/paper/article?
How do you refer to and quote from a scientific text?
Snatch- and grab
The reading tactics differ from when you read fiction
How to read a scientific paper
How to approach a scientific text
Abstract - Gives you the Why (Syfte)
Conclusion - Gives you the How (Metod och resultat)
How to analyse a scientific paper
- What is the content of the paper?
- What kind of analysis is the author using?
- Does the author prove his/her hypothesis?
- Give examples
Research is building knowledge on previous science.
The goal of scientific research is to test your hypothesis through research.
The structure of a scientific paper is (almost) always the same.
You are going to do a written test further on and also use your text for the time capsule.
For your preparation we are going to work with Keynote cards that will help you create a context.
This way you will be able to prepare the theme, vocabulary and sources for your written exam.
Can we predict the future
By Emma Lindgren