Scientific literacy means a the student's ability to use scientific research, formulate questions and draw evidence-based conclusions about science-related issues, as well as a students´s understanding of the characteristic features of science as a form of human knowledge and enquiry; awareness of how science and technology shape our material, intellectual, and cultural environments; and willingness to engage in science-related issues as a reflective citizen.
An important consideration in PISA is young people's ability to master scientific concepts and phenomena in real-life situations and in solving problems arising from future needs.
In 2006 56 countries/economies participated in the PISA assessment, 30 of which were OECD members.
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PISA 2006 Finland - analyses reflections and explanations
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