Scientific literacy

Definition


For the purposes of PISA, scientific literacy refers to an individual’s:
•Scientific knowledge and use of that knowledge to identify questions, acquire new knowledge, explain scientific phenomena and draw evidence-based conclusions about science-related issues.
• Understanding of the characteristic features of science as a form of human knowledge and enquiry.
•Awareness of how science and technology shape our material, intellectual and cultural environments.
Willingness to engage in science-related issues, and with the ideas of science, as a reflective citizen.

 

Subscales


•All questions are developed within this framework and rang from easy to difficult.
•The domain is divided in different proficiency levels




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