METACOGNITIVE MODEL FOR DEVELOPING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING FUNCTIONAL LITERACY

TitleMETACOGNITIVE MODEL FOR DEVELOPING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING FUNCTIONAL LITERACY
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsCencelj, Z, Aberšek, B, Flogie, A, Kordigel-Aberšek, M
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume19
Issue2
Start Page220-233
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedApril/2020
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7138
Keywordsengineering functional literacy, functional literacy, metacognitive didactic model, science functional literacy, technology
Abstract

Science, technology and engineering functional literacy should be developed purposely in the school system – like any other competence, it does not develop spontaneously. For this purpose, a didactic model, the Metacognitive Model for Developing Science, Technology and Engineering Literacy (McM_T&E), was developed. Apart from acquiring knowledge and skills from the field of technology and engineering, the McM_T&E is equally focused on developing functional literacy in the field of technology and engineering, as well as in the field of science, through the development of students’ metacognitive knowledge about reading strategies for reading STE explicatory texts and for reading manufacturing instructions. The McM_T&E was implemented in a Technology and Technique’ (T&T) class, grade six, in Slovenia. Results show that focusing on science, technology and engineering literacy in Technology and Engineering classes by using the McM_T&E model increases the students’ science, technology, and engineering functional literacy, which is a fundamental competence in the 21st century.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2020/987-1586941392.pdf
DOI10.33225/jbse/20.19.220
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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