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French Equivalent: Culture scientifique

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) defines scientific literacy as the capacity to use scientific knowledge, to identify questions, and to draw evidence-based conclusions in order to understand and help make decisions about the natural world and the changes made to it through human activity.

Source Publication:
Education at a Glance, OECD, Paris, 2002, Glossary

Cross References:
Mathematical literacy
Reading literacy

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Thursday, January 30, 2003

Last updated on Friday, February 21, 2003