Recent research suggests that students' scientific literacy may be improved by having them participate in short story writing tasks on scientific themes. In a recent study, the author investigated the learning experiences of Year 9 students as they wrote a series of short stories that merge scientific information about the socioscientific issue of biosecurity with narrative storylines. Participation in the study enhanced students' familiarity with biosecurity issues, helped them to develop a deeper understanding of related biological concepts, and strengthened their interest in science and their perceptions of the value of science, for themselves and for society as a whole.
Key Learning AreasScience
Subject HeadingsScience teaching