Science, Technologies, Innovations №2(18) 2021, 8-13 p


Kiryukhin M. M. — PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Senior Researcher, President of Union of scientific and engi- neering societies of Ukraine, 21 Sichovykh Striltsiv Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 04050; +38 (044) 272-42-85; ua; ORCID: 0000-0001-6017-4043


Abstract. Science literacy, science popularization and STEM were analyzed as the structural elements on popular science landscape. Author considers audience, tools and other specific features for each of these elements. Modified definitions are suggested for simplification of further analysis. It was shown that starting from 21st Century science literacy and science popularization can be considered as two separate elements with different objectives and different audience. One more conclusion is the following. Public funding is the mandatory requirement for sustainable development of science literacy. The joint project was proposed for acceleration of World Organization on Science Literacy creation. The essence of this project is to create, print and distribute joint textbook “Create yourself by use your own tale” for increasing children creativity. The book should be adapted to the features of up to 10 countries.

Key words: science literacy, science popularization, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), definitions.


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