Since 2003, Shanghai Association for Science and Technology (SAST) has been engaged in undertaking the <<Shanghai Promotion Pilot Project under Project 2049 on Building the Science Literacy of Chinese Adolescents>>. Taking the educational reform in Shanghai as an opportunity, taking expert resources from academic societies and educational resources as support, taking mature foreign models as references, this project is aimed at building a science literacy training mechanism for adolescents, substantially and overwhelmingly upgrading the level and quality of scientific education curriculum and scientific activities of adolescents, constructing teaching outlines, content and methods in accordance with municipal and national conditions, and finally building regulatory assessment system, so as to make all the adolescents to master a high-level science literacy and all the young scientific talents to have a good opportunity for further development. As a pilot project at some key middle schools in some districts, it is widely welcomed by schools, teachers and students, paving a new way for direct, systematic and wide participation by scientific circle to scientific education for adolescents, and it succeeded in promoting the integration and utilization of scientific and educational resources both in and out of schools.

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2049 Shanghai pilot project

Since 2003, Shanghai Association for Science and Technology (SAST) has been engaged in undertaking the <<Shanghai Promotion Pilot Project under Project 2049 on Building the Science Literacy of Chinese Adolescents>>. Taking the educational reform in Shanghai as an opportunity, taking expert resources from academic societies and educational resources as support, taking mature foreign models as references, this project is aimed at building a science literacy training mechanism for adolescents, substantially and overwhelmingly upgrading the level and quality of scientific education curriculum and scientific activities of adolescents, constructing teaching outlines, content and methods in accordance with municipal and national conditions, and finally building regulatory assessment system, so as to make all the adolescents to master a high-level science literacy and all the young scientific talents to have a good opportunity for further development. As a pilot project at some key middle schools in some districts, it is widely welcomed by schools, teachers and students, paving a new way for direct, systematic and wide participation by scientific circle to scientific education for adolescents, and it succeeded in promoting the integration and utilization of scientific and educational resources both in and out of schools.

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