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脳神経科学リテラシーをどう評価するか : 教育評価用の質問紙作成の試み

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Title: 脳神経科学リテラシーをどう評価するか : 教育評価用の質問紙作成の試み
Other Titles: How to Evaluate Neuroscience Literacy? : Construction of the Neuroscience Literacy Scale
Authors: 永岑, 光恵1 Browse this author
楠見, 孝2 Browse this author
Authors(alt): Nagamine, Mitsue1
Kusumi, Takashi2
Keywords: neuroscience literacy
components of neuroscience literacy
evaluation of instruction
test construction
university student
Issue Date: Feb-2010
Publisher: 北海道大学科学技術コミュニケーター養成ユニット(CoSTEP)
Journal Title: 科学技術コミュニケーション
Journal Title(alt): Japanese Journal of Science Communication
Volume: 7
Start Page: 119
End Page: 132
Abstract: What do people know about the state-of-the-art neuroscience research and developments promoted by it? Recently it is empathized that to be educated consumers, people need to acquire neuroscience literacy (NL). What is the NL? This study investigated its components and constructed its scale. In a preliminary study, we created the NL inventory, and 274 subjects (35 working people and 239 university students) completed the NL questionnaire. An exploratory factorial analysis was conducted, and after that the questionnaire was revised for the next studies. In the first study, 240 university students completed the questionnaire. Exploratory factorial analyses extracted four factors which could be called (1) "denial of naïve knowledge," (2) "perspective on neuroscience," (3) "allowance of neuroscience research," and (4) "allowance of practical applications of neuroscience research." In the second study, we used the NL inventory and examined the effect of the NL education on 210 subjects (113 subjects had the NL education). After the NL education, the scores of (1), (2), and (3) increased, but that of (4) decreased. These results suggest that the NL education promotes neuroscientific knowledge, the allowance of neuroscience research, and attentiveness to allowing practical applications of neuroscience research.
Type: bulletin (article)
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Submitter: 『科学技術コミュニケーション』編集委員会

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