The “Scientific Literacy” Concept in the Terminological Field of Science Education in English Scientific Discourse

- Ковальова, О.А. (orcid.org/0000-0002-1774-9937) (2021) The “Scientific Literacy” Concept in the Terminological Field of Science Education in English Scientific Discourse Education and Development of Gifted Personality, 2 (81). pp. 18-24. ISSN 2309-3935

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Abstract

The article presents the theoretical study results of the “scientific literacy” concept formation in the historical perspective from its inception to the present time. Much attention is paid to highlighting the transformation of understanding the phenomenon and its components in different time periods. Emphasis is placed on the fact that in the Ukrainian scientific tradition the term “scientific literacy” is not enough used and researched, which motivated the author to convey the importance of its understanding in the modern global integration realities. The scientists’ from the USA, Canada and Europe theoretical approaches, who have made a significant contribution to the development of the scientific literacy concept are analyzed. The author tried to trace the genesis of this phenomenon, to reveal its essential features and components. The relationship between the concepts of “scientific literacy” and “science literacy” has been clarified. Considering the term etymology, the basic development of “literacy” and “nature of science” concepts is studied. The work of specialized state organizations and international institutions, such as, for example, UNESCO or the European Parliament, in the research and identification of these concepts has been studied. The place and significance of the scientific literacy concept in modern educational theories and strategic plans are investigated. The author's understanding of the “literacy” and “scientific literacy” concepts is formulated. Different scientific approaches to the scientific literacy structure and the definition of its components are given.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: cience education; literacy; science literacy; scientific literacy; nature of science
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 37 Education > 37.01/.09 Special auxiliary table for theory, principles, methods and organization of education > 37.01 Fundamentals of education. Theory. Policy etc.
Divisions: Institute of the gifted child > Giftedness Development Projection Department
Depositing User: н.с. Олена Василівна Онопченко
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2021 00:08
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 11:12
URI: https://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/728828

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