Roger Bybee (2013) defines STEM literacy as:
awareness of how STEM disciplines shape our material, intellectual, and cultural
willingness to engage in STEM-related issues and with the ideas of science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics as a constructive, concerned, and reflective citizen.
knowledge, attitudes, and skills to identify questions and problems in life situations, explain the natural and designed world, and draw evidence-based conclusions about STEM-related issues;
understanding of the characteristic features of STEM disciplines as forms of human knowledge, inquiry, and design.
Reference: Bybee, R. W. (2013). The Case for STEM Education Challenges and Opportunities. Arlington: National Science Teachers Association, p 18.