Roger Bybee (2013) defines STEM literacy as:

awareness of how STEM disciplines shape our material, intellectual, and cultural environments;
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.

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