Bookcover of EXAMINING STUDENTS' ATTITUDES ABOUT SCIENCE AND SCIENTIFIC LITERACY
Booktitle:

EXAMINING STUDENTS' ATTITUDES ABOUT SCIENCE AND SCIENTIFIC LITERACY

OBSERVED IN A NON-SCIENCE MAJOR, INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSE

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-06-18 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-17273-7

ISBN-10:
3639172736
EAN:
9783639172737
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
This inductive qualitative study examined students' attitudes toward science and their scientific literacy in a course designed on Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities (SENCER) ideals. SENCER uses socially engaging issues to teach basic science to non-science majors. A large component of this SENCER course involved a civic engagement project to get the students involved in the community. A combination of quantitative and qualitative methods were utilized to measure changes in attitudes and scientific literacy such as confidence and interest after completing this SENCER course. This study found scientific literacy to be most difficult to assess and therefore a change in biological literacy was quantified and demonstrated a significant increase during the semester. The term science appears to be too broad to generate a significant change in attitudes, specifically interest and confidence. A more specific area of science, such as biology, did generate increased in positive attitudes and may be more useful when assessing attitudes. Anyone examining attitudes toward science will find this book useful.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Melissa Cook
Number of pages:
284
Published on:
2009-06-18
Stock:
Available
Category:
Pedagogy
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
Attitudes, Confidence, interest, Scientific literacy, Science, SENCER program

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