Children's and Youth Literature Writer's and Reviewer's Guide/Educational Science Fiction
Hard educational science fiction[edit | edit source]
Criteria[edit | edit source]
This section proposes a set of criteria for hard educational science fiction.
|Age group specification and specification of required knowledge|
|Glossary of technical terms|
|Interactive experiments and simulations||(only possible in electronic publications or as add-ons on the web page or CD of the book)|
|Scientific errors in the story are explained|
|Recommended exercises are present in the text and are interesting for the reader|
|Motivation to think further||e.g. a cliffhanger requires the solution of an exercise (only possible in electronic publications or as add-ons on the web page or CD of the book)|
|Soft sciences are not ignored (social sciences, philosophy, ethics)|
|Mentoring and scientific discussions between characters are present in the story|
|Intercultural competence criteria apply|
|Realistic psychology is presented in the story with occasional discussion of psychological issues.|
It is recommend that evaluation based on this criteria catalogue should use a range of 0 to 3 points per criterion, resulting in a range from 0 to 30 points. 0 points would mean "not present at all"; 3 points would mean "very well done". A value of -1 can be assigned to state that the criterion is not met but that the opposite (if that is possible) appears to apply.