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Scientific Research and Communication — Scientific Information Literacy

Developing Communication Competencies for STEM Students

What is scientific information literacy?

Scientific information literacy relates to the ability of a reader, student, or scientist to analyze and understand scientific information.  A scientifically literate person has a general understanding of the methodologies, technologies, quantitative literacies and standards used in the scientific method.  Furthermore, a scientifically literate person is able to critically look at scientific research, and to separate what is questionable or false from what follows correct methodology. There are many different levels of scientific literacy, from the primary school to the graduate school and post-doctoral levels!

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Science Information Literacy Information for Secondary School Teachers: