Developing Scientific Literacy :

Jarman, Ruth.

Developing Scientific Literacy : Using News Media In The Classroom. - 1 online resource (234 pages)

Front Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1 Scientific literacy and science in the news -- Introduction -- 'Scientific literacy' -- 'Scientific literacy' and science in the news -- What has science in the news to offer teachers and learners? -- The Newsroom Project -- And finally … -- Chapter 2 What is news? What is science news? -- Introduction -- What is news? -- News values -- News values as constructions -- What is science news? -- 'Science in the news' and scientific literacy -- And finally … -- Chapter 3 News production, science news production -- Introduction -- Journalists who construct 'science in the news' -- Constraints that apply in news production -- Codes and conventions -- Sources journalists use -- The language of news, or, 'boffins beware!' -- Values and viewpoints -- Values, viewpoints and science reporting -- And finally … -- Chapter 4 News reception, science news reception -- Introduction -- News reception: a complex process -- Do we remember what we see, read or hear? -- Are we affected by what we see, read or hear? -- Current models of news reception in relation to socio-scientific issues -- Enhancing our interpretative repertoires -- And finally … -- Chapter 5 What research tells us about news and science education -- Introduction -- News in the science curriculum -- News in the science classroom -- Young people reading science-related news reports -- Young people reading science-related news reports in instructional settings -- And finally … -- Chapter 6 Thinking about aims, articles and activities -- Introduction -- Selection of 'aims' for science-related news work -- Learning outcomes associated with scientific literacy, including lifelong learning -- Selection of 'articles' for science-related news work -- And finally …. Chapter 7 Using the news to teach about science 'content' and 'enquiry' -- Introduction -- Science 'content': teaching approaches and learning experiences -- Science 'enquiry': teaching approaches and learning experiences -- Exemplar 1: hot air rises -- Exemplar 2: chewing gum -- Exemplar 3: brushing teeth -- And finally … -- Chapter 8 Using the news to teach about science and society -- Introduction -- Decision making in socio-scientific contexts -- Science in the news and 'citizenship education' -- Teaching approaches and learning experiences -- Exemplar 1: air pollution -- Exemplar 2: the GM debate -- Exemplar 3: fortifying food with folic acid -- And finally … -- Chapter 9 Teaching about science in the news -- Introduction -- Science-related stories are prevalent in the news -- Science news stories arise from a process of selection and 'construction'. They are produced for particular purposes -- Science news stories follow codes and conventions. All have embedded values and viewpoints -- Significant science news stories call for a critical, reflective response -- And finally … -- Chapter 10 Working together to ensure 'science in the news' a place in the curriculum -- Introduction -- A permanent place in the curriculum for science in the news -- Collaboration across the curriculum -- Approaches to collaboration -- A science in the news project day -- And finally … -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Appendix 3 -- Appendix 4 -- Appendix 5 -- Appendix 6 -- Appendix 7 -- References and further reading -- Index -- Back cover.

Offers a framework for teachers wishing to explore 'science in the media' in secondary schools or colleges. This book suggests how teachers across various subject areas can collaborate to promote among young people an aptitude and ability to engage thoughtfully with science in media. It provides ideas and insights for secondary science teachers.

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Science -- Study and teaching (Secondary);Science in mass media.;Science -- Social aspects.


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