The readiness of teachers and students to use and perform tasks on natural science literacy

DOI: 10.15293/1812-9463.2103.08

УДК 372.853

Velichko Anna Nikolaevna

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Novosibirsk. ORCID ID:

Pimonova Elena Yuryevna

Candidate of Biological Sciences, teacher of Biology and Chemistry,
MAOU Gymnasium No. 7 “Sibirskaya”, Master’s student of the Department of General and Theoretical Physics, Institute of Physical and Mathematical, Information and Technological Education, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Novosibirsk. ORCID ID:


The article is devoted to the actual problem of the formation and assessment of the formation of natural science literacy in the framework of the content of the school physics course. Natural science literacy is component of functional literacy – the central concept of the modern approach to determining educational achievements in the world practice of researching educational systems in different countries. The purpose of the article is to determine the state of readiness of the teacher and student for the development of natural science literacy. To this end, the problem of the formation of natural science literacy in Russia was considered from different angles: the readiness of teachers of the natural science subject area to use practice-oriented assignments in the classroom; the readiness of students to complete such tasks; analysis of the practice of constructing tasks in publications. The readiness of teachers was determined by questionnaire, the readiness of students was determined by conducting cross-sectional work and analyzing its results. Conclusions were drawn on the basis of the conducted research. The main results of the study are: the statement of the fact of insufficient awareness of teachers about the essence of the concepts of “functional literacy” in general and “natural science literacy” in particular. As result, it is stated that the students are not ready for scientific explanation and modeling of real situation.

Keywords: PISA, functional literacy, science literacy, willingness to take action, physics teaching, shaping, assessment.



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