Re-thinking scientific literacy out-of-school: Arguing science issues in a niche Facebook application

@article{Greenhow2015RethinkingSL,
  title={Re-thinking scientific literacy out-of-school: Arguing science issues in a niche Facebook application},
  author={Christine Greenhow and Thor Gibbins and Melissa M. Menzer},
  journal={Comput. Hum. Behav.},
  year={2015},
  volume={53},
  pages={593-604}
}
  • Christine Greenhow, Thor Gibbins, Melissa M. Menzer
  • Published in Comput. Hum. Behav. 2015
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • Scientific literacy can be fostered in informal, out-of-school social media contexts.Young people argued socio-scientific issues in a Facebook (FB) application.Argumentation in FB demonstrated skills seen in formal learning contexts.The article discusses implications for the design of informal online learning. Social network sites (SNSs) like Facebook.com, are the dominant technology-mediated leisure activity among teenagers in different countries, prompting researchers to explore their… CONTINUE READING

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