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ERIC Number: ED402932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Pages: 126
Abstractor: N/A
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Development of an Information Literacy Program for the Degree Completion Program at Philadelphia College of Bible.
Brown, Lyn S.; Ryan, G. Jeremiah
One of the major requirements in the degree completion program at Philadelphia College of Bible (Pennsylvania) is the completion of a major research paper. The paper is designed to develop research skills, sharpen writing skills, encourage critical thinking, and promote problem-solving skills. Students were not adequately prepared by either the writing guide or the curriculum to write their major research paper. The writing guide was too long and complicated, and the curriculum modules were not designed to encourage research skills nor complement the writing assignment. This study describes the creation of an information literacy program for the degree completion program. The degree completion program provides an opportunity for full-time working individuals to graduate with a baccalaureate degree after 22 months of study. Three faculty and student guides were written or revised to provide direction for the information literacy program. The faculty guide was written to provide faculty with definitions, guidelines, and instructions for teaching the information literacy program. The student guide was revised to include a section on basic research skills and instruction on how to write the research paper required for graduation. The library research guide was revised to coordinate the instruction of the faculty guide with the research skills necessary for completion of the student project. Appendices include the student and faculty guides, and library research handbook. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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