Tagged: Science Literacy

Book Review: The Tale of Mrs Possum – A Reflection on NZ Society - Scibooks

Jean Balchin Mar 20, 2018

When I was a child, I was rather prone to misbehaving. On occasions when I was particularly naughty, my father would sit me down with a copy of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and would order me to rewrite four of my favourite entries. It wasn’t actually that bad a punishment; being rather childish and petulant, … Read More

Are the Aussies getting stupider? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jul 17, 2013

Okay, that’s a rather unfair headline, but Australians’ grasp of scientific concepts is certainly slipping according to a new survey from the Australian Academy of Science. The online survey of 1515 Australians selected by a market research company and weighted to reflect gender, age and residential location, found that a number of fundamental scientific facts were less well understood … Read More

Science Literacy Test Initial Follow-up - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Jan 23, 2013

Yesterday’s post about the Science Literacy test has gotten some good responses. Thought I’d put up a couple of initial thoughts/feed-back on the testing: First off it’s becoming clear that some of the questions are ambiguously worded. This is especially obvious in the results for questions 12 and 14. Question 12, looking at categorizing sources, [&hellip … Read More