ERIC Number: ED454097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Teaching for Scientific Literacy: Context, Competency, and Curriculum. Proceedings of the International Utrecht/ICASE Symposium (2nd, October 11-13, 2000).
de Jong, Onno, Ed.; Savelsbergh, Elwin R., Ed.; Alblas, Art, Ed.
The second Utrecht/ICASE Symposium brought a variety of European colleagues together to discuss scientific literacy which has played an important role in curriculum development for the past 25 years. This proceedings contains papers presented at the symposium. Papers include: (1) "Teaching for scientific literacy: An introduction" (Elwin Savelsbergh, Onno de Jong, and Art Alblas); (2) "Environmental literacy: Re-examining the justifications and objectives of environmental education in the context of a risk society" (Marjan Margadant-van Arcken); (3) "Science Education for contemporary society: Problems, issues and dilemmas" (Jonathan Osborne); (4) "Development of a prototype module: An example of a new vision on an A-level Chemistry curriculum" (Hanna B. Westbroek, Astrid M.W. Bulte, and Albert Pilot); (5) "Mathematical and scientific literacy in PISA: The OECD program for international student assessment" (Steven Bakker); (6) "Making a place for newspapers in secondary science education" (Billy McClune and Ruth Jarman); (7) "Effectiveness of teacher-developed scientific and technological literacy materials" (Miia Rannikmae); (8) "A problem-posing approach to teaching for scientific literacy: The case of decision-making about packaging waste" (J. Kortland); (9) "Contextualizing Biodiversity" (Daan van Weelie); (10) "Science and the senses: An educational experiment at the Utrecht University Museum" (Erik Plomp); (12) "Ciencia Viva: An initiative for scientific and technological culture" (Carlos Catalao); and (13) "Towards teaching for scientific literacy: Reflections after the symposium" (Harrie Eijkelhof). A list of participants is also included. (YDS)
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Decision Making, Environmental Influences, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Perception, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education
Utrecht University, Centre for Science and Mathematics Education, P.O. Box 80000m 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utrecht Univ. (Netherlands). Centre for Science and Mathematics Education.; International Council of Associations for Science Education.
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