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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Science Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
BOSE Recent Publications

Science Literacy
Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences

Science LiteracyThis report considers how the definition of science literacy has expanded and shifted over time in order to accommodate changing ideas about science. The report also presents a research agenda with questions about creating new measures of science literacy and expanding the information available to clarify the relationship between science knowledge and attitudes toward science, how science literacy is used and measured in different contexts', the relationship of science literacy to other literacy skills, and the role of science literacy for citizens as decision-makers.

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Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments

Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal EnvironmentsThis report looks at how chemistry is communicated to the public outside of the classroom, and outlines a framework for the design of chemistry communication activities and identifies key areas for future research.  Using this framework, the committee developed a guide for chemists to use in the design, implementation, and evaluation of their public communication efforts.

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BOSE Upcoming Event

Board on Science Education

Beckman CenterJanuary 30-31, 2017
Arnold and Mabel
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA

BOSE Of Interest 
Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: A Workshop
Videos of the April 20 and 21 Workshop Now Available

GeoSci Workshop 

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Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees: Systemic Change to Support Students' Diverse Pathways

Videos of the June 6 Report Launch Event Now Available




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