Encouraging Scientific Literacy

I was recently reading the May/June 2023 issue of “The Science Teacher” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the “Editor’s Corner” column, written by Ann Haley MacKenzie.  She wrote an article entitled, “Promoting Scientific Literacy in the Science Classroom.”

This is the second of a two-part podcast series on Scientific Literacy.  In this podcast we will look at the strategies for encouraging scientific literacy:

1.  Incorporate real-world examples

2.  Encourage critical thinking

3.  Provide hands-on learning opportunities

4.  Use many kinds of media resources

5.  Address misconceptions

6.  Collaborate with community resources

7.  Creating a culture of making student thinking visible

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