|The Origins and Purpose||
What is STL?
Scientific and technological literacy, in its broadest sense, means much more than simply being able to read, understand and write about science and technology, however important these are. STL also includes the ability to apply scientific and technological concepts and process skills to the life, work and culture of one's own society. It therefore includes attitudes and values enabling one to distinguish between worthwhile or inappropriate uses of science or technology. Hence scientific and technological literacy implies:
It follows from the above definition that a person becomes scientifically and technologically literate by some involvement with applications of science or technology which interest them, or are intimately related to their everyday life, or which they perceive as being significant or important to them beyond the requirement of examinations. Attitudes and confidence are usually most effectively developed by significant first hand or contrived experiences.
|STL and Science Teacher Education|
|Formative Assessment of Progress in STL|
|STL for In-service and Distance Learning|