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Title: Scientific literacy and citizenship
Authors: Gatt, Suzanne
Keywords: Science -- Study and teaching
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: HSCI Network
Citation: Gatt , S. (2006). Scientific literacy and citizenship. 3rd International Conference on Hands-on Science, Braga. 517-525.
Abstract: Scientific research has social and moral implications that can no longer be disregarded. Educating students in science involves more than understanding scientific knowledge and carrying out investigations. If students are to grow to become tomorrow's responsible citizens, they need to understand scientific issues as well as their impact on society in economic, social and moral tenus. An argument will be put forward in favour of a science education that considers the social implications of scientific activity on both a local and global scale. Science education needs to give more attention to activities placed in contexts and include the social and ethical aspects of the scientific enterprise.
ISSN: 9899509507
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