Instructors can improve science literacy through 3DL frameworks: Opinion

In a recent article from The Conversation, Zahilyn D Roche Allred discusses how a change in science education could help support students to improve their science literacy. Allred and a colleague launched a study in which students completed cross-disciplinary activities, such as applying chemistry ideas to explain a biological scenario or phenomenon. Though students were confident in their chemistry knowledge, they struggled to apply it to the biological scenarios. Allred argues for the adoption of a “three-dimensional learning” (3DL) framework, which emphasizes using the discipline’s fundamental ideas to support teaching, learning, and assessment. The author encourages instructors to provide students with tools and rules so that they can make cross-disciplinary connections. The Conversation Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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