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Children's and Youth Literature Writer's and Reviewer's Guide/Educational Science Fiction

Hard educational science fictionEdit

CriteriaEdit

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.