ERIC Number: ED501353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Scientific Literacy in the Classroom
American Institute of Biological Sciences
In this interview, Brewer discusses the need to foster scientific literacy, knowing enough about science to be able to judge if an article in a newspaper or magazine, or commentary on a newscast or TV is being told in a fair and accurate way. The professor advocates asking questions and observation exercises as a means of empowering students to: (1) understand the basic concepts in the media and civic policy; (2) improve inquiry and critical thinking skills; and (3) make connections about interacting with the natural world.
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Inquiry, Observation, Science Instruction, Student Evaluation, Hands on Science, Biology
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Biological Sciences, Washington, DC.