Developing a Canadian ocean literacy evaluation framework

With the launch of the UN Decade of Ocean Science and the Canadian Ocean Literacy Strategy (the Strategy) this year, there has been increased recognition of the need for ocean education at all levels to increase ocean literacy. According to the Strategy, ocean literacy in Canada is multi-dimensional and includes ocean knowledge, value, and action. However, while the Strategy has identified action streams in raising ocean literacy, there has yet to be an evaluation framework to track the effectiveness of each stream.

My Master’s project focuses on the development of a multi-dimensional ocean literacy evaluation framework to help track the progress of different initiatives in raising ocean literacy. The framework will use Ocean Week Canada as a case study to assess its effectiveness and it will be a valuable tool to aid the implementation of the Strategy.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Lisa Chen

Master’s of Marine Management Student

Marine Affairs Program

Dalhousie University

Email: Lisa.Chen@dal.ca

Phone: +1 902 494 2478 (office)

SUPERVISOR

Dr. Boris Worm (Dalhousie University) Canada

Dr. Jerry Bannister (Dalhousie University) Canada

TYPE/STATUS OF PROJECT

Scientific research (In progress)

Contact Information
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Lisa Chen
Master’s of Marine Management Student
Biology Department Dalhousie University
1459 Oxford St. PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Canada
Supervisor
Boris Worm
Professor
Biology Department Dalhousie University
1355 Oxford St.
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Canada
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