Evidence of models and mechanisms providing positive outcomes in delivering science literacy is essential in order to build on what is known and also to adapt or develop innovative new approaches where there may be gaps or failings.
This review is designed to help assess “which are the most effective delivery methods, why they work, with whom, and how”. It will also examine methodologies of impact assessment which provide reliable evidence of the extent of success.
Tried and tested mechanisms across many single and compound issue literacies, from agriculture to health to water security, including non-formal/informal communities and formal education, through a wide range of programmes and activities, will be investigated and documented. A later key task will include support to a number of field trials in order to comparatively test impact evaluation methodologies.
The research process aims to engage participation by all stakeholders: interested and active parties, implementers, decision and policy makers, in addition to prospective new players and funders. We invite organisations, communities and individuals to join us to help strengthen and support a robust, evidence-based ecosystem in Science Literacy.
Contact: Valentina De Col, Programme & Research Officer, Connect with Science