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Scientific Literacy Revisited

  • Derek Hodson
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Abstract

In recent decades, the notion of scientific literacy has become increasingly prominent in international debate about science education, a trend mirrored by a similarly expanding interest in technological literacy and environmental literacy1. Although a number of writers have traced the history and evolving definition of scientific literacy (Gräber & Bolte, 1997; Laugksch, 2000; De Boer, 2001; Ryder, 2001; McEneaney, 2003; Roberts, 2007; Dillon, 2009), there is some value in revisiting that history and development here, albeit very briefly.

Keywords

Science Education Scientific Literacy West Nile Virus Environmental Education Technological Literacy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Derek Hodson
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  1. 1.Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoCanada

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