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ERIC Number: ED402933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Pages: 130
Abstractor: N/A
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Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Information Literacy Program for the Undergraduate School at Philadelphia College of Bible.
Brown, Lyn Stephen
One of the requirements for students majoring in Bible in the undergraduate school of Philadelphia College of Bible (Pennsylvania) is writing research papers. The papers are designed to promote information literacy by developing research skills, sharpening writing skills, encouraging critical thinking, and promoting problem-solving skills. However, students are not adequately prepared to write their research papers--the first year English Composition course spends only limited time on research strategies and the utilization of specific tools in the library, and students lack critical thinking skills. This study details the creation of a curriculum-wide information literacy program. A literature review enabled the development of a library committee questionnaire, academic affairs committee proposal, revised student writing guide, information literacy program booklet, and faculty workshop presentation. The study investigated: (1) how other institutions of higher education are meeting students' information literacy needs; (2) how faculty members should be prepared to participate in the program; (3) how students will complete research papers while participating in the program; and (4) how the information literacy program should be implemented and evaluated. Appendices include the questionnaire, responses, proposal to the academic affairs committee, revised student writing guide, information literacy program booklet, faculty workshop outline, and information literacy evaluation packet. (Contains 100 references.) (SWC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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