The ‘Explanatory Stories’ Approach to a Curriculum for Global Science Literacy

  • Chris King
Part of the Science & Technology Education Library book series (CTISE, volume 15)


In the current debate about future revision of the science curriculum in England and Wales, a document central to the discussions is Beyond 2000: Science education for the future (Millar and Osborne, 1998). This argues for an education for all pupils in scientific literacy. Such an education would be based on a series of carefully chosen ‘explanatory stories’ that take key ‘big ideas’ in science and explain these in a rounded, relevant and interesting way that highlights their importance in current scientific understandings and developments. Such an approach mirrors many of the aims and objectives of Global Science Literacy (GSL) and can be developed to further these aims even more effectively.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris King
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  1. 1.Keele UniversityUK

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