Science Literacy through Science Journalism (SciJourn)

This project aims to develop, pilot, and evaluate a model of instruction that advances the scientific literacy of high school students by involving them in science journalism, and to develop research tools for assessing scientific literacy and engagement. We view scientific literacy as public understanding of and engagement with science and technology, better enabling people to make informed science-related decisions in their personal lives, and participate in science-related democratic debates in public life.


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Brian Hand, University of Iowa
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Project Materials

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Envisioning Scientifically Literate Students Fifteen Years after Graduation: The Promise of Educative Science Journalism Resource 02/18/2013 - 05:17pm
Teachers as Editors, Editors as Teachers Resource 02/18/2013 - 05:10pm
Front-Page Science: Engaging Teens in Science Literacy Resource 02/01/2013 - 04:45pm
SciJourner Volume 2, Issue 2 Resource 10/17/2012 - 01:50pm
SciJourner Volume 2, Issue 1 Resource 10/17/2012 - 01:47pm
SciJourner Volume 1, Issue 4 Resource 10/17/2012 - 01:39pm
SciJourner Volume 1, Issue 3 Resource 10/17/2012 - 01:37pm
SciJourner Volume 1, Issue 2 Resource 10/17/2012 - 01:28pm
SciJourner Volume 1, Issue 1 Resource 10/17/2012 - 01:15pm
A cognitive apprenticeship for science literacy based on journalism Resource 10/08/2012 - 04:32pm