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The Needs Analysis on Science Literacy Required for Koreans in the Future Society

미래 사회 한국인의 과학소양에 대한 요구 분석

  • Received : 2017.04.10
  • Accepted : 2017.05.02
  • Published : 2017.06.30

Abstract

The goal of this study is to explore categories and components of science literacy and investigate the trend in the importance of each category of science literacy required for Koreans living in a future society in 2050 through survey analyses with the public. This study, as a preliminarily research, is a part of a larger project called 'developing science for all Koreans,' which investigates science literacy for all Koreans. According the survey result, the definition of science literacy should include scientific thinking and working methods, application of science, etc. in addition to existing science knowledge. We also suggested science literacy including knowledge and competencies, as well as organization of science subjects in 2050 future school education, and analyzed trends in the importance of science literacy domains. Based on the results, we suggested the scientific method, science knowledge, and science application as domains of science literacy. Discussed in the conclusion are implications and directions for developing 'science for all Koreans' living in a future society in 2050.

Keywords

science literacy;megatrend;scientific methods;science knowledge;science application;key competencies

Acknowledgement

Grant : 모든 한국인을 위한 과학(Science for All Koreans) 개발

Supported by : 한국과학창의재단

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