Science Teaching and Assessing Students’ Scientific Literacy

by: Rodger W. Bybee

This chapter introduces some dimensions of scientific literacy and describes PISA, the Program for International Student Assessment, as the basis for understanding scientific literacy from both teaching and assessment perspectives. Most science educators agree that the purpose of school science is to help students achieve levels of scientific literacy. The following discussion answers these questions: What do we mean by scientific literacy? What does scientific literacy imply for curriculum and instruction? What counts as achieving scientific literacy?


Type Book ChapterPub Date 9/1/2010Stock # PB283X_5

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