Assessment and Development of Scientific Literacy in Secondary Schools

Dates Active: 2014 - 2018
Project Members:

Ruth Chadwick, Eilish McLoughlin, Odilla Finlayson

This research aims to investigate how scientific literacy is assessed and developed in the secondary school curricula of Ireland and Scotland, specifically the Irish Junior Cycle science specification and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence National 5 science courses. The research consists of case studies examining student and teacher (both pre-service and in-service teachers) experiences of carrying out inquiry based on socio-scientific issues.

The project was awarded funding from the NCCA Research and Development Programme for 2015/16.