Developing scientific literacy of high school students throug inquiry based education

Elena Čipková, Zuzana Balážová, Štefan Karolčík


volume: 26
year: 2017
issue: 2
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online publishing date: 30/6/2017
DOI: 10.14712/25337556.2017.2.1
ISSN (Online): 2533-7556

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The development of science literacy is an important aim of science education. A scientifcally literate individual is able to distinguish information based on scientifc research from information that is not, make correct decisions benefcial to the world of nature, to their own lives, and to the society, on the basis of critical assessment and evaluation of evidence-based arguments. Examples of selected learning activities aimed at solving problems through students’ research using computer-supported laboratory of natural sciences are presented in this article. On the basis of achieved results, we state that it is possible to the students in developing their science literacy through targeted use of teaching methods and approaches aimed at students’ own experimentation. However, widening the space for solving problems, realisation of students’ experimental activities, collection and analysis of the data and application of thereby acquired knowledge requires strengthening of education of natural sciences subjects. Tis can be achieved through increase of lessons existing natural sciences classes per week or through inclusion of a new subject which would provide space for the application of cross-section topics and active solving of problems through students’ research


inquiry based education, science literacy

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