ERIC Number: ED273460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
What Is Scientific Literacy? A Guidebook for Teachers of Life Science at the Intermediate Level. Intermediate Life Science Study Series, Volume I.
Mitman, Alexis L.; And Others
Designed to provide teachers with new knowledge about the goals of science instruction and practical recommendations for instructional practice, this first of a three part series of guidebooks specifically focuses on the topic of scientific literacy. The major objective of this guide is to introduce teachers to a working definition of scientific literacy and to support its importance in intermediate life science instruction. Ideas and inservice activities are discussed under the catagories of: (1) what is scientific literacy (explaining the five components of scientific literacy); (2) making good use of scientific literacy (reviewing methods and principles for integrating scientific literacy into the curriculum); (3) why is scientific literacy important (outlining the benefits of using scientific literacy goals); (4) summary (stating the objectives for the three guidebooks); and (5) recommended resources (including references from periodicals, books, and television). An appendix contains an additional example of the use of scientific literacy principles, training notes, and materials for overhead reproduction. (ML)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: For Volumes II and III, see SE 046 921-922.